City-wide Wine Flights and Royal Wedding Fizz-filled Celebrations For London Wine Week

The capital is set to be awash with wine-filled delights once again as London Wine Week returns from 14th – 20th May. Back with a brand-new Hub and over 500 wines to try throughout the week, Londoners will be able to enjoy a seven-day adventure exploring and celebrating the city’s diverse wine scene. Over 125Continue reading “City-wide Wine Flights and Royal Wedding Fizz-filled Celebrations For London Wine Week”

The UK’s Biggest Celebration of Wine Returns

This summer the capital will be awash with wine-filled delights once again as London Wine Week returns for its fourth year from the 5th – 11th June. Organised by DrinkUp.London – the award-winning team also behind London Cocktail Week and London Beer Week – they’ll be bringing Londoners a week-long adventure exploring and celebrating theContinue reading “The UK’s Biggest Celebration of Wine Returns”

Hard Rock Cafe Mix It Up With Seasonal Cocktails And Heineken Burgers

Hard Rock Cafe have always seem to pride themselves in pushing the mainstream burger delights over the years, with the Lancashire Hotpot burger coming to mind! But this winter they’ve teamed with Heineken to offer up a twist, complete with a new set of seasonal cocktails for all comers. Hitting their Manchester venue within Printworks,Continue reading “Hard Rock Cafe Mix It Up With Seasonal Cocktails And Heineken Burgers”

Piccini Orange Label Chianti Now Available

Instantly recognisable, this wine is at the heart of what Piccini does: a classic Chianti made to a very traditional recipe. What’s the secret to this wine’s juicy, easy-drinking style? A traditional Tuscan technique called Governo all’uso which sees a small amount of the Sangiovese grape – which is used for all Chianti – addedContinue reading “Piccini Orange Label Chianti Now Available”

E&J Gallo Winery

E&J Gallo is one of the most well-known brands within the wine category here in the UK, and you have no doubt come across one of its expressions over dinner, a gathering with friends or trying one of the many cocktail recipes they like to release to show off its versatility. But what do weContinue reading “E&J Gallo Winery”

Gallo Family Vineyards Must-Have Mimosa

You’ll need: 1 bottle of chilled Gallo Family Vineyards Pink Moscato Smooth orange juice Cranberry & raspberry juice 1 bottle of soda water Other (for garnish): One large orange, to be peeled Pomegranate seeds Edible flowers, e.g. pansies Method: Pour 350ml of chilled Gallo Family Vineyards Pink Moscato into a large jug Measure out 100mlContinue reading “Gallo Family Vineyards Must-Have Mimosa”

Organic Viticulture In The Côtes du Rhône

The Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Villages AOCs are among the largest organic wine-producing areas in France with 12% of the region’s wines grown organically. Côtes du Rhône red is also the top-selling organic AOC red wine in the large-scale retail sector in France with 18.3% (+1.5%) of market share. (Source IRI) AContinue reading “Organic Viticulture In The Côtes du Rhône”

Cellar Trends Strengthens Portfolio

A leading independent wine and spirits distributor, Cellar Trends, is kicking off 2015 with the addition of two premium spirit brands and a leading wine brand to their already quality portfolio. From the 1st February, Cellar Trends will take over all sales, distribution and marketing for Soberano and Lepanto Spanish brandies, and Mar De FradesContinue reading “Cellar Trends Strengthens Portfolio”

Artisan Drinks

I’ve many a reference book on my shelves, ranging from brand specific, to cocktail ideas, to category overviews. It’s odd to admit then that despite the numerous titles, I don’t sit down, open one up and flick through. I do know why. I get incredibly frustrated if I come across an inspiring idea, or a cocktailContinue reading “Artisan Drinks”


I don’t feature wine often on this site. No particular reason other than the lack of opportunities I’d say. I do drink wine, and I’ve even worked in an independent wine shop for several months to gain the experience from within the grapes. I think that may be it though; the lack of experience, theContinue reading “Trivento”