Cooking with wine: red wine jus, white wine sauce, red wine risotto

Cooking with Wine: tips on how to successfully cook with wine

What is cooking with wine about? “I cook with wine,” the great American comedian W.C.Fields once quipped, “sometimes I even add it to the food.” As you start to stress about what to feed family and friends this Christmas, never was a truer line more pertinent. Wine has been used in cooking, as well as…

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Should we buy organic food?

Where to buy organic food We are what we eat. It’s been illustrated quite nicely by the plethora of documentaries from Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead to Super Size Me. We all know to avoid excess white sugar and saturated fat, and recent press reports have warned against too much processed meat, but when it…

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Organic Christmas: wine, gifts, food and markets

An Organic Christmas: a time to reconnect with your primeval soul?

‘‘Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas……..perhaps….means a little bit more.’’ When Doctor Theodor Seuss penned his children’s classic tale ‘How the Grinch stole Christmas’ in 1957 he was, perhaps, gently making us ponder how far this annual festival has strayed from its origins over two millenia. What is organic Christmas?…

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Best organic buy of the month – November 2015

It is almost end of November and I am very much late with the ‘buy organic wine’ recommendation for this month. I was not sure which one can be so amazingly good it can be put on the pedestal. Yet quite recently I have stumbled upon a site that specialises on Spanish wines and other…

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Can wine cocktails help to drink less?

Could wine cocktails be an answer how to drink well but less? As wine enthusiasts we are usually only concerned with the quality of the product that we are pouring from each bottle that we purchase or taste. Would you want to mix your favourite vino with anything? It can sound like a crime against…

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6 ways to shop for wine: wine shops, wine merchants, online wine shopping

How do we shop for wine in the UK? Brick and mortar wine shop vs online

6 Ways to shop for wine in the UK Where would we be without wine? Toasting a celebration, cheering up and commiserating, giving thanks, dinner parties and get-togethers; they all involve wine, and we’ve all no doubt purchased it from a variety of retailers, depending on the circumstances. On our way to an impromptu party,…

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From Baudelaire to Doughnuts: units of alcohol, our health and the future

“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters” Charles Baudelaire, the 19th century French poet once said. You can be absolutely certain, in the 21st century, that government, the health service and advisory bodies such as drinkaware would take issue with him for disregarding alcohol units. Units of alcohol, alcohol by volume and personal…

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Wine Calories: how to reduce your wine calorie intake

The ‘invisible’ calories in wine. Is your wine intake responsible for being able to pinch more than an inch? As we enter the festive season, much wine will be consumed; at parties, over dinners and by the fire at the end of a long day. It’s also the time when many of us want to…

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Greek and Roman gods of wine

I doubt very much that the Greek or Roman gods of wine worried very much about whether their wine was organic or not, the ozone layer or which modern day vendor they will buy their wine from, however our modern day drinking habits all stem from the myths and legends of the gods and their…

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free wine: guide to all kinds of free wines

Free wine anyone? A definitive guide to all kinds of free wines

Free wine? It seems that nowadays we can get almost all things for free  – free samples, free trial, free subscription, free classes, free diet food boxes, so why not to talk about free wine? We are to discuss not only how to get some free wine along the way, but how to buy your…

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What to buy or avoid – November 2015

Warm greetings! This November we are to introduce you to a few examples of new organic wines, but also check out a well-known Bonferra brand and showcase a few bottles of No Sulfites Added wines. Ready to check these wines out? New Organic Wines First half of the set is a selection of different styles…

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Top UK Wine Clubs: the best wine clubs UK

6 reasons to join wine clubs in the UK and 6 top wine clubs to choose from

If you’ve never considered joining a wine club before now, now could be the right time as some of the UK’s biggest clubs have made it easier to join while offering some amazing benefits for doing so. The UK is one of the world’s most adventurous nations when it comes to trying new wines –…

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How does Virgin Voucher work: pay for wine, wine tasting experiences and gym

I am a big Virgin fan – I like how vibrant and dynamic is this brand, I also like Sire Richard Branson for championing British entrepreneurship and building so many exciting brands and companies. What is Virgin Voucher? Virgin Active, Virgin Wines, and Virgin Experience Days are the companies I have a membership in.  Recently…

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Can Japanese plum wine become a popular drink?

After several reviews on how to drink less and how to alter our dinner menu to make it less of a temptation to match it with wine it is quite fun to think that vegetarians seem to be on top of their game to drink less. How about people who love to entertain and host…

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10 easy tips how to drink well but less

It is definitely not a guide from drinkaware.co.uk (which is actually quite a set of rules and guidelines for the ones who want to know more about alcohol and its influence on human body), it is also not a confession of an alcoholic (there are AA meetings for that), but simply a set of simple…

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