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Dry January... What’s that all about? As a wine enthusiast, importer and someone who has spent their life promoting wines, I feel I must voice my opinion on this 'trendy fad'. Wine is fundamentally a product for pleasure, so why choose what is usuall Read more

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As the sobering chimes of Big Ben welcome in another year, the realisation of resolutions dawn. Lose weight; exercise more; quit smoking and drink less are popular aspirations as well other lifestyle changes. Vegetarianism and veganism are an increas Read more

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This drinks cabinet essential has a colourful history The first distillation of rum took place in the 1620s when Caribbean sugarcane plantation slaves discovered that molasses, a by-product of sugar refining, could be fermented into alcohol... Read more

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At the time of writing this article, we have just seen the first matches played at Wimbledon, the World Cup football is well underway and the sun just keeps on shining. For many, such weather is perceived as being perfect for enjoying clean, crisp an Read more

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Despite the fact we are led to believe that there is an ever increasing and insatiable desire for more and more wines, it might come as a surprise that the actual amount of wine produced in 2017 fell dramatically to its lowest since 1957, with a glob Read more

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