Tag: summer

Five reds that fall on the right side of “light”

With summer’s arrival, we look for fresher styles of red – but “light” needn’t mean simple or boring: here Wine Advisor Paul Keating suggests five lighter reds that offer serious pleasure When I was first considering this piece, the word “quaffable” popped up once too often. Forgive me if I come across as something of […]

Summertime sundowners

A chilled glass of Sherry and some salted almonds before dinner is an appealing prospect at any time of year, as is a crisp, fizzing flute of Blanc de Blancs; however, on a balmy summer’s evening (or, indeed, afternoon), it is hard to beat the feeling of an ice-cold cocktail clinking away in one’s hand. […]

Summer chez Olia

As weekends start to fill with al fresco feasts and grand picnics, we caught up with chef and food writer Olia Hercules to uncover her summer staples and the inspiration behind her new book From her East London, Roman Road studio and residence, Ukrainian born chef and writer, Olia Hercules, spends time (happily) juggling the […]

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 […]