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Category "Wines & Spirits"

Where to buy kosher wine

Where to buy kosher wine

Made especially according to the religious law of Judaism, kosher wine is grape wine that adheres to Jewish dietary law. The most important element in its production is that only Jews who observe the Sabbath should be involved. In addition, everything used in the winemaking process must be kosher too. Kosher wine is becoming increasingly popular and two of the largest manufacturers are based in the US.
Where to buy bottles of champagne

Where to buy bottles of champagne

If you are planning on splashing out on some bubbly, then it is worthwhile doing your research first. Depending on how many bottles of wine and champagne you need, it is a good idea to contact a local supermarket or an off-license to make an inquiry about a bulk order. Many stores will offer you a discount if you are buying a decent quantity.This article details out where to buy bottles of champagne.
Where to buy absinthe in the UK

Where to buy absinthe in the UK

Absinthe is famous for its high alcoholic content and its association with artists and bohemians. Absinthe liquor has always had a reputation for provoking psychotic behaviour. For this reason, it was banned in America and parts of Europe. There is no medical evidence to back this myth, so it was never banned in the United Kingdom. This article will tell you where to buy absinthe in the UK.
The benefits of oak barrel wine

The benefits of oak barrel wine

The earliest records of drinking wine dates back to the 6000 to 4000BC in Mesopotamia and near the Caspian Sea. The use of wooden buckets for wine began in 2690 Egypt. Closed barrel use dates back to 800 to 900 BC and the use of these barrels for wine, as well as other liquids, dates to 1 BC. It was quickly discovered that wine benefited from being aged in a barrel made of wood. The practice continues today. Find out about the benefits of oak barrel wine in this article.
Where to buy personalised champagne

Where to buy personalised champagne

Personalised champagne bottles have often been associated with weddings. However, you can get champagne as a gift for any occasion with a personalised label to celebrate. This article will give you some ideas about where to buy personalised champagne in the UK.
A buyer's guide to South African wines

A buyer's guide to South African wines

South Africa is the ninth largest wine-producing country in the world, and the country produces a wide range of wines. With this article, you can find out all that you need to know on South African wines.
Where to buy mini champagne bottles

Where to buy mini champagne bottles

Are you planning for a wedding or other party and need small, mini-bottles for wine and champagne? Do not be worried. There are plenty of places where you can buy mini-champagne bottles. This article will examine the best places to buy mini-champagne bottles.
A guide to wine ratings

A guide to wine ratings

Robert M. Parker, Jr. is credited for the 100-point wine rating system. Critics bemoan that the system is so influential that wine producers make wines which match reviewers' specific preferences.
A guide to choosing a Syrah wine

A guide to choosing a Syrah wine

Syrah, Shiraz by either name is a deeply coloured, weighty red wine that carries the parent Shiraz or Syrah grape name. France, the United States, and several other countries know the grape as Syrah. Australia calls the robust red wine, swelling with flavours reminiscent of spices and fruits, Shiraz. The wine pairs well with red meats, root vegetables, and spicy foods.
An introduction to the Times wine club

An introduction to the Times wine club

Over thirty years, wine lovers in the United Kingdom have been able to order wine from all over the world by joining the Sunday Times Wine Club. Members can have wines from Italy, France, Spain and other countries delivered to their door. This article will give you an introduction to the benefits of membership to The Times Wine Club.
A guide to buying wine cases

A guide to buying wine cases

Wine has been a part of humanity for at least 60 million years. One of the first written accounts of viticulture appeared in the Old Testament of the Bible. Wine was first discovered by accident. It was the ancient Egyptians who began to experiment with the grapes and their cultivation to improve the quality of the wine. The practice of wine cultivation and the drinking of wine continued through the ages. Read this article to learn more about wines cases.
What to look for when buying wine fridges

What to look for when buying wine fridges

Wine fridges ensure that drinks are kept at optimal conditions making wine storage easy and convenient. If you are thinking of buying a wine fridge for your home, consider the tips below to know what to look for when purchasing wine coolers.
A guide to decanter glass

A guide to decanter glass

The earliest use of wine decanters can be traced back to ancient Rome where the Romans began the process of creating glass bottles and decanters for storage. Wine decanters began to be made again in the 1700s. The shape and the style of glass changed throughout the centuries. It is possible to identity the glass decanter by its style and shape.
Tips for food and wine pairing

Tips for food and wine pairing

Pairing wine with food needn't be a daunting task. Some people will state that there are certain golden rules to doing this, but this isn't necessarily true. It is obvious that there are a few simple principles when deciding which wine goes with which food, but in the end, it is really a matter of taste. This article contains a few guidelines to make it easier to select a wine for a certain dish.
A buyer's guide to personalised wine gifts

A buyer's guide to personalised wine gifts

According to Galileo Galilei, "Wine is light, held together by water." Wine has surely been valued by civilisations since wine was made since 6000 to 4000 BC. Wine began to be enjoyed by the general population in ancient Egypt and Greece. Wine has continued to be enjoyed throughout the ages, inspiring songs and poems. The question remains: What do you give as a personalised gift to a wine lover?