Wine Blog

  • Summer wine Q&A, part II: The case of Yotam vs Rose wines.

    When it comes to food and drink and all good things, Yotam is a very open-minded. Anything, pretty much, goes. Anything, that is, apart from tinned sweetcorn and rosé wine. We couldn’t get the Green Giant to come in to the test kitchen to defend the case of sweetcorn but...
  • Join us in celebrating International Sherry Week 2nd-8th June

    For many years sherry was a much underrated wine but thankfully more and more people are discovering these highly versatile wines, which also offer great value for money. Sherry is a fortified wine made from vineyards in the far south of Spain, where extreme heat is countered by cooling breezes from the Atlantic...
  • Late harvest

    Late harvest wines are made from grapes left on the vine longer than usual. Late harvest is usually an indication of a sweet dessert wine. The grapes used for late harvest wines are often more similar to raisins, but have been naturally dehydrated while on the vine. We have selected two delicious...
  • Think Pink!

    For food and wine lovers like us, England is the near perfect place to be. With beautiful food, delicious wines from all over the world and a culinary scene so vibrant it changes by the day, it makes a perfect home for the keen foodie. Then there's the weather. Despite...
  • RAW summary

    Last month we teamed up with Isabelle Legeron MW (AKA “that crazy French Woman” and founder of RAW) to set up the first ever Ottolenghi pop-up wine shop at RAW - the artisan wine fair. Now that the dust has settled, they’ve finally found the time to sit back, relax...
  • How to choose your bubbles

    Some things never change. Ever since Dom Pérignon perfected his sparkling wine-making techniques in the 17th century, sparkling wine has been the perfect wine with which to celebrate. No matter what the occasion, there's nothing quite as fabulous as a row of elegant long glasses filled with bubbles. It’s time...
  • A Mediterranean wine feast

    Food and Mediterranean wine share an everlasting love story. The ancient tradition of cuisine based on fresh ingredients and abundance of flavour was always complimented by the local wines, which thanks to the mediterranean climate are such stars in their own right. The warm, dry, sunny summers gives them ripe...
  • Elisabetta Foradori

    Nowadays considered one of the natural wine movement’s stars, Elisabetta's quest for real and authentic wines wasn't always easy. Saving Teroldego Born in the small village of Mezzolombardo - "among the vines" as she says - Elisabetta took over the family estate at the young age of 20. At that...
  • Gonzalo Gonzalo - the new Spain

    Gonzalo Gonzalo's love story with wine started like so many others have done so before. Born in Logroño, Spain, he grew up among his parents vineyards' in Fuenmayor, Rioja Alta. Following the family tradition, he studied oenology at the university of Rioja before completing his oenologist training in a big...
  • Orange wine time

    Didn’t wine drinking use to be simple, back in the day? There was white wine, red wine and, if you were feeling risqué, a drop of rose. White worked with fish, red with meat and rose was for that rare summers-day moment. Then came postmodernism, bringing with it the rule...

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