How to make wine: red

Continuing our series looking at exactly how wine is made, Wine and Spirits Education Specialist Barbara Drew explains the process for red wine – with the added complexities of tannin and colour When was the last time you ate a red grape? Next time you do, bite into one, give it a squeeze and you’ll […]

The art of resolve

As many are choosing what to relinquish for the New Year, Wine and Spirit Education Specialist Barbara Drew argues for an alternative approach – embracing a new indulgence that will last beyond January’s chill Resolutions, resolve. These words, to me, conjure up images of earnest UN envoys staying up, late into the night, to discuss […]

How to make wine: white

The first in our mini-series examining exactly how wine goes from grape to glass, here Barbara Drew from our Wine School team explains the process for making white wine By their nature, white wines are more fragile than reds; without the antioxidant properties of tannins to protect them, the juice and wines themselves can quickly […]

A Wine School guide to Christmas

As 25th December approaches, Barbara Drew, a member of our expert Wine School team, offers some wise words on how to keep Christmas chaos at bay – and the wine flowing. The table piled high with a hefty bird, plus trimmings; a constant battle to avoid flaming more than the Christmas pud as paper hats […]