Posts from: October 2013

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Wine snobbery is a concept liberally attributed to anyone who knows their Prosecco from their Cava. It is a widely acknowledged concept that has filtered through to our everyday – to that moment, on a Friday evening, perusing the supermarket wine aisle and trying to decide which bottle your “wine snob” host will pass the…

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A couple of weeks ago Damian Whitworth wrote an article in The Times about Hugh Fearnley–Whittingstall’s view on cooking with fruits. Immediately grabbing my attention, Whitworth wrote that the renowned chef admitted that he struggled to eat the bruised part of bananas and has to cut sections out or throw them away completely; something that I…

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Generics perform a key role in the wine trade – working to raise the profile and perceptions of entire regions or countries, representing the interests of multi-million pound brands, artisan producers, and everyone in between. But with stakeholders often numbering in the hundreds, how do you achieve meaningful cut-through to benefit such a broad spectrum…

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Since having had my first bite of a Pizza Pilgrim pizza made out of the back of their green mini-van at Berwick St Market last Easter, I’d been hotly anticipating the opening of their Pizzeria restaurant on Dean Street. Thinking I was one of a select few that had been waiting so eagerly for the…

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Monday 30th September was a very exciting day for the Wines of Germany team as the finalists in the ‘Get it on…’ wine lists competition flew into London for the last stage of the competition. Held in quirky independent merchant, The Sampler, in South Kensington, each finalist came armed with a selection of three carefully…

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Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, names of grape varieties which trip off the tongue with a confident swagger. Recognisable even to those with just a basic level of wine knowledge, these are the A-listers of the grape world, international stars that need no introduction. Add to them Sauvignon Blanc (or Sav Blanc to his friends) and…

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