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Healthy eating shopping list

Healthy eating shopping list

Without a further delay here comes a consolidated list of my approach to shopping for my healthy eating lifestyle. I quickly touch on the inputs that made this list as it is right now – from diets, to restrictions and healthy eating guidelines I follow. Paleo diet or lifestyle So what is Paleo about? Palaeolithic…

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Chateauneuf Du Pape Lidl 2014

What to buy or avoid – March 2016

Is it just me who is totally dreading winters? I am sitting here on a cozy sofa and wondering how people manage through these miserable, cold, rainy and windy winters? Yes you can make it better by inserting Christmas in the middle of it and sweetening it up with Valentine’s Day, but it is still…

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chocolate sugar wine champagne treats

What to buy or avoid – February 2016

For many of us February is a month of chocolate and bubbles, so it is all about sugar. These former two products are definitely making us happier, yet are they healthy? They’re probably not, so the question is whether they could be healthier? Sugar and bubbles If you want to know more about different types of…

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the social aspects of drinking wine

The Social Aspects of Drinking Wine

“Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine,” observed the Classical Greek philosopher Plato “was ever granted by the gods to man.” Drinking Wine and Me Our relationship with this valuable commodity is described in detail in Homer’s Iliad and The Odyssey; it is well documented in Christian and Hebrew texts, and in Confucius’s Analects (collection…

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Wine and the Movies: review on how wine was featured in the movies

Wine and the Movies: a journey through decades

Ask an average group of people, who aren’t movie buffs or professional critics, to name 2 movies that feature alcohol in some form or another and the chances are most people choose Sideways (2004) and A Good Year (2006). Wine and the Movies Our myopia needs a reality check. Alcohol, in its many guises, has…

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wine tasting experiences

Wine Tasting experiences in London and around

It would be an understatement to say that wine tasting is exciting and pleasant. Wine tasting experiences can educate and inspire, and not just with regards to new flavours and smells, but also new places and new people; especially when you combine it with wine travel. In this roundup review of what is available for…

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What to buy or avoid – January 2016

Happy New 2016 everyone! It has been a full year of reporting about wines to buy or to avoid for us and we have received quite a few emails from our community members with some suggestions and simply thanking for the roundup reviews. Well, the pleasure is all ours as we do like to write…

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Cotes de Jura DC wines

New organic wines from Wine Sensations

What are organic wines for us? They are something slightly better than a Christmas gift. What are new organic wines? They are more exciting than a very anticipated Christmas gift! What is it all about? I have received a small batch of new organic wines from an importer called Dudley Craig Wines (they have a retail…

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Festive fizz: guide to sparkling wines (Champagne, Prosecco, Cava)

Festive fizz: your guide to sparkling wines. Champagne, Prosecco, Cava.

“Pleasure without champagne” Oscar Wilde once said, “is purely artificial.” That great wit has a point. Christmas without a glass of bubbly in your hands somehow seems rather flat. The first thing your host shoves into your hand at this time of year, once the coats and initial formalities have been dispensed with, is some…

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15 online wine clubs and shops to buy wine from

Which UK wine clubs and online wine shops make 2019 an exciting year for online wine shopping? After receiving some comments from fellow readers that they will be happy to browse through a list of online wine merchants and wine clubs, we were working hard to compare and contrast these online wine retailers to find…

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What to buy or avoid – December 2015: Christmas wine deals

Festive spirit is upon us and I cannot resist from sharing some exceptional organic wines with you (and maybe some to avoid and leave on the shops’ shelves or when shopping for wine online). Best Christmas wine deals First of all, let’s explore where exactly we can get the most value for money before Christmas:…

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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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buy organic food

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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petit mas sinen 2010 priorat label organic

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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