Behind the bubbles

Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and English Sparkling Wine – there are plenty of options when it comes to fizz, but what about Crémant? Here Wine and Spirit Education Specialist Barbara Drew explains why this traditional method sparkler deserves a place in your fridge this summer Champagne is traditional method sparkling wine that is made and matured […]

How to make wine: rosé

As we officially kick off all things summer this week, we dive into opening the first of our 12 essential summer wines – our Own Selection Reserve Rosé. We ask Wine and Spirits Education Specialist Barbara Drew to don her rosé-tinted spectacles and explain the different ways of making wine pink Looking out the window at […]

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 […]