Edinburgh Festival of Wine 2017
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Edinburgh Festival of Wine 2017

Since booking tickets in June, it had been a long wait, but on Saturday 4th November, we caught the train through to the capital to attend Tom Cannavan’s Edinburgh Festival of Wine at The Balmoral Hotel. The 5-star hotel was a majestic setting, hosting 31 tables of suppliers and producers, and around 500 wine lovers. … Continue reading

Luvians Wine Fair 2017
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Luvians Wine Fair 2017

Despite having a keen interest in wine, I had never attended any sort of organised event. This year, I made sure I booked tickets early for the 20th Anniversary Wine Fair run by Luvians in St Andrews, Fife. We handed over our tickets, collected our programme and complimentary Riedel wine glass, and entered the busy … Continue reading

Crabbie’s Mulled Ginger Wine
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Crabbie’s Mulled Ginger Wine

These days, the Scottish brand Crabbie’s are best known for their alcoholic and non-alcoholic ginger beers. Historically, the company founded in 1801, have been involved with a variety of drinks including green ginger wine, gin rectifying, and fruit-based cordials. Yum! I don’t mind the taste of ginger, but I wouldn’t go as far as saying I’m … Continue reading

Sainsbury’s Madeira – Perfect for Christmas Pud!
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Sainsbury’s Madeira – Perfect for Christmas Pud!

Whilst browsing the half-empty Fortified Wine section of my local supermarket’s wine aisle, I spotted this Madeira nearly hidden amongst the much larger selections of Port and Sherry. It’s a wine I’d heard of, but never tried. Having recently enjoyed my adventure into the worlds of fortified wines, I decided to pop it in my … Continue reading

Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Pedro Ximenez Sherry
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Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Pedro Ximenez Sherry

It’s official: I’m in love with Pedro Ximenez sherry! Having only tried it for the first time recently, it has now cemented its place on my list of favourite drinks. My partner isn’t a fan of wine, but does have a fondness for sickly sweet dessert wines like Sauternes. She bought a bottle of Sainsbury’s Taste … Continue reading

Marks and Spencer Very Rare Pedro Ximenez Sherry
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Marks and Spencer Very Rare Pedro Ximenez Sherry

As the end of Internal Sherry Week approaches, what better reason to try a different type of sherry? I enjoyed the bolder style when I tried the Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Oloroso, and I’m a fan of dessert wines, so it was decided. The super-sweet Pedro Ximenez would be the next stop on my Sherry journey. After … Continue reading