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Tea Sommelier?…How wine is being shunned for the good old Cuppa!!

I have read something recently that I wanted to share with you because well it made the wino in me a little sad. There is a bit of a health craze going on at the moment, which has meant a decrease in the amount of people drinking alcohol generally but more importantly wine!! Recent research […]

It’s all about the Riesling…A guide to styles & food pairing tips!

Riesling..one of my all time favourite white grapes; I’m sure I have banged on about this fact a few times so apologies for that, but I really could never get bored of what it has to offer. It’s wildly different depending on the region it comes from, however it always has a similar trait in […]

Wine Review Round Up!!

Its wine review time, here is our round up of fav’s over the past couple of weeks…Enjoy!! Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2016 – South Australia from Majestic for £10.99 From the beautiful Barossa Valley this full bodied aromatic Viognier is crisp, refreshing and floral with a lovely creaminess on the palate. Peaches & cream come […]

6 Common Mistakes When Ordering Wine!!

Ordering wine can be a daunting task for some so hopefully my run down of some of the pitfalls will help in building a bit more confidence next time you’re ordering a bottle! Bee line for the wine list Don’t dive straight into the wine list at least have an idea of what you are […]

Wine Review Round Up!!

Its’s wine review time again! Here is a run down of our fav’s over the past couple of weeks…Enjoy! AM Adega de Monção Vinho Verde 2016 – Portugal from Laithwaites @ £9.49 Light, Fresh & Zesty is what comes to mind when you think about Vinho Verde and that was exactly what you get with […]

Pick of the Pinks!! Our Top 5 Rosé

The weather has been heating up and the consumption of Rosé has increased at an alarming rate. As we are drinking so much of it we thought we should let you know what has made it into our top 5 pick of the pinks!! Opi Malbec Rosé 2016 Mendoza from Laithwaites at £8.99 pb  I […]

5 people not to be at a wine tasting!

Mr “I could murder a beer” • Mr Beer doesn’t really like wine. He’s not sure why he’s at the wine tasting. Maybe his boss sent him at short notice to help improve the wine list. Or maybe his friends have dragged him out for a sophisticated afternoon. Either way, we’re not really sure why […]

Wine Review Round Up!

So what wine have we been drinking over the past couple of weeks? Even though it’s been hot hot hot in London we still have a couple of hearty reds to showcase this week on our wine review, as well as one of the best Muscadet’s we have ever tasted…no lie it was special! Willy […]

Its all about the chilled Reds!

When the weather heats up the Rosé comes out! But what do you do when you have drunk enough Rosé and Sauvignons to sink a ship? Why not go for a chilled Red? You must of course choose the right style of red otherwise this could be a complete disaster. Fear not we will point […]

Wine Review Round Up!

Sooo what have The Grapevine Social been drinking? We thought it was a nice idea to do a fortnightly round up of some of our fav’s and where you can grab yourself a bottle. They are all mid range wines in terms of price and we have popped in a handy link so you can […]

Wine on Tap? Yes Please!!

More Wine created by wine buyer and sommelier Rich Hamblin is a selection of wines sold in eco-friendly formats, from Bag in Boxes (Bagnums) to Pouches and the one and only Quello, a semi sparkling Italian white wine in a can…yes that’s right a can! I can hear wine swigging festival goers whooping right now. […]

Handmade Artisan Liqueurs – Asterley Bros..check out the review!

There is certainly a rise in the amount of small, craft, artisanal distillers popping up over the last few years in the UK, in fact there is a bit of a revolution taking place. Part of this revolution are the Asterley Bros making handmade British artisan liqueurs from a workshop in London’s Forest Hill. We […]

10 Worst Mistakes Wine Drinkers Make!!

We all make the odd faux pas when it comes to wine, even experienced wine drinkers. How many out of the list would you admit to and please don’t say No.8! 1. Filling your glass to the brim The wine can’t breathe, you’re at risk of spillage and it just looks a bit silly. 2. […]

Would You Pay A Premium For English Fizz?

English wine is flying right now, did you know that we are now a premium wine producing region? Yep that’s right, premium. We have tasted a few different styles both still and sparkling and we are totally in agreement its pretty good stuff. Its getting so popular that a new bill to make British embassies […]

RAW Wine Week London

If you’re not sure what RAW wine week is, let me fill you in. It’s a wine festival dedicated to showcasing growers whose wines are of low intervention, organic, biodynamic & natural, it didn’t disappoint. Artisan growers got to show off their fine organic/biodynamic wines and we got to taste them all, well not all […]

MASH London Review

We recently visited MASH located in London’s Soho. After dragging ourselves up Oxford Street on woman’s march day we were in desperate need of a large glass of wine and a delicious steak. We were delighted to find out that MASH is not just a steak haven but also a wine lovers dream so definitely […]

Orange wine…its not just for hipsters anymore!!

Its been trending for a few years now and elbowing its way onto some of the most prestigious wine lists not to mention Chapel Down introducing England’s first Orange wine into the market this time last year…Whoop Whoop!! So what is Orange wine? You’re probably imagining a mimosa right now but that’s not what I […]

Chinese making waves on the wine scene!!

Wine started out as a luxury purchase in China, used to schmooze business deals and only really swigged by the elite, however things have taken a swift turn and China is now the world’s biggest market for red wine overtaking France and Italy!! maybe its got something to do with the fact that its China’s […]