Bert Blaize and Claire Strickett Which Wine When

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The perfect match? Drinks writer Bert Blaize shares his top summer food and wine pairings

Advice on matching wine with food often falls into two camps: elaborate pairings chosen by pros with elite level wine knowledge; or don’t worry drink what you like! After many pleas for help from friends Bert Blaize and Claire Strickett have come to the rescue with their excellent pocket guide: Which Wine When. We asked Bert to pick some sure-fire winners from our shop for classic summer meals and snacks.
Chill out! Which red wines taste better chilled and why?

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Chill out! Which red wines taste better chilled and why?

Jamie Goode on the hot trend for lighter, fresher reds, and why they often benefit from some fridge time before you drink them.
Smash the Grenache

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Smash the Grenache

Grenache is known for big beefy red blends, but a new generation of producers are exploring its lighter side. Hannah Crosbie, wine writer and founder of the Dalston Wine Club, does a deep dive on the new styles.
What it means to be a 'Sustainable' wine shop

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What it means to be a 'Sustainable' wine shop

'Sustainability' is a word that gets thrown around a lot. Ellen Doggett unpacks what we do to try and make our shop as sustainable as possible, and how sustainability works in relation to the producers we work with.
An English Wine Odyssey

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An English Wine Odyssey

This time last year Ruth Spivey, wine consultant, communicator and founder of independent wine market Wine Car Boot planned a road trip. Her mission: to get to the bottom of English wine. Was it really as exciting as the press were saying - while glossing over the prices and, in some cases, mediocre quality? Are the wines really good, or just good for England, can they compete on the global market?
Riesling Renaissance

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Riesling Renaissance

Why is Riesling, a noble grape capable of producing thrillingly pure wines with tingling acidity, and laser beam fruit so often overlooked? Jo Lory spoke to top Rheingau producer Theresa Breuer about how a new generation are bringing a fresh perspective to the grape, what to expect from Riesling from different regions, and the stunning 2019 vintage.