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Keep It SimpleThis New Year’s Eve - Just KISS

Posted on Tue 29th Dec 2015 at 11:39




The festive season is not the time to try to be Heston Blumenthal. In fact, even Heston Blumenthal probably just microwaves his Waitrose range when he’s in a rush. (Just kidding, Heston.) Rather than culinary theatrics and menus which take several weeks to prepare, what you need on New Year’s Eve is simple, tasty food.This is largely because New Year’s Eve parties should be all about fun and as host you want to be spending as much time as possible with your guests, not slaving away in the kitchen.Just because food is simple, it doesn’t follow that it also has to be boring. In fact, sim



Why Not Drink Rosé this New Year’s Eve?

Posted on Mon 28th Dec 2015 at 11:41




New Year’s Eve can sometimes seem like Groundhog Day – the same people, the same food and drink, and the same rituals, year in, year out.



Celebrate the New Year with Delicious Party Food

Posted on Sun 27th Dec 2015 at 15:52




Can you believe it’s going to be 2016 soon? Where did the year go? All that’s left to do is ensure that the last of 2015 goes with a bang, by hosting a brilliant New Year’s party that people will be talking about at least until June.




It is a truth universally acknowledged that someone on a date must be in want of a glass of wine - not only does it help you relax, but it also gets you get through the evening if your partner turns out to be a bore! Now, however, a man has gone one step further and actually posed as a glass of red wine on Tinder - with surprising success!Orange County based food writer Sean Fahmy posed as a glass of red wine on the dating site, complete with a rather fruity profile: "If I'm honest, I just want to be inside you. I




Christmas isn't a wonderful time for vegetarians, if the supermarket adverts on television are anything to go by. Night after night our screens radiate irresistible images of turkeys, geese, hams, sausages wrapped in bacon and a million other things that carnivores crave.



Why Not Try Venison this Christmas?

Posted on Fri 4th Dec 2015 at 11:48




There's a bit of a ritual around Christmas lunch, isn't there? Not only is it always the same menu, but it's always the same routine - get up hours early, find that the turkey hasn't defrosted, panic.... etc.



Prince Charles' Car is Powered by Wine - Seriously

Posted on Mon 30th Nov 2015 at 10:25




What do you do when you need an eco-friendly way to power your priceless Aston Martin DB5 car? Fill it with wine, of course. It may sound like the stuff of fantasy, but this is exactly what His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has done. Prince Charles is well known for his commitment to the environment and to innovations that reduce harmful emissions, so it should be no surprise that he is pioneering new options in this area. The Prince of Wales worked with Aston Martin to modify his blue DB5 so that the carburettors could allow more fuel into the engine. This allows him to power his c



Wine Glossary: A-Z

Posted on Thu 26th Nov 2015 at 12:00




Each month we'll bring you a guide to a few winemaking terms you might like to know. A knowledge of them isn't essential for the enjoyment of good wine, but they might improve your understanding and appreciation of all the hard work that goes into crafting your favourite tipple.This month: NNasal fatigue: This is the reason you can’t taste too many wines at once – after sniffing similar scents a number of times your sensory abilities are much reduced.Natural yeasts: these occur naturally on the grapes, and are used



The Perfect Stocking Filler: A New Take on Boozy Truffles

Posted on Tue 24th Nov 2015 at 10:35




It’s no secret that red wine is a brilliant match for chocolate. Particularly dark chocolate, which has a purity and deep berry flavours, often accompanied by a hint of smoke, which pair perfectly with a variety of red wines.



White Wine May Have the same Health Benefits as Red Wine

Posted on Thu 19th Nov 2015 at 11:50




We often report on studies that show red wine has myriad health benefits, everything from reducing cholesterol to lowering blood pressure. 




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