Tag: red wine

Burgundy 2009: an exciting vintage

I have been too busy to blog of late: not just launching Inside Burgundy, but also preparing January’s Grand Burgundy Offer which is heading off to the printers even as I type. Several weeks of intense tasting, hard work but enjoyable, then the writing up of the tasting notes which soon drives home the paucity […]

From Rioja to Basingstoke

Last week saw a winemaking legend visit our Basingstoke HQ. Alvaró Palacios came to show us a fantastic selection of his (quite frankly astounding) wines and talk to us (all too briefly in the hour time-slot) about his wine making history. Starting at his family’s vineyard, Bodega Palacios Remondo (in Rioja), Alvaro trained for a […]

Red wine with fish? Surely not!

Latest research has shed light onto why some red wines do work with fish, dispelling the old adage of ‘white with fish’. Scientists in Japan have reported the first explanation which challenges this widely known rule of thumb for food and wine matching – a theory which we will be putting to the test in […]