Wine: During the past 12 months, sales of
wine have fallen by four per cent by volume, but have increased by
one per cent in value. We are drinking less, but drinking better -
or, at least, more expensively
Wine: For most of us Champagne is a luxury item
to be saved for special occasions. Christmas can be one of those
Wine: THERE has been much in the press about
how much the UK's Big Four supermarket chains have suffered at the
hands of Aldi and Lidl; so I thought it would be of interest to see
what these two chains are offering
Wine: ONE of the exciting things about
wine - as I have said before - is that there is always something
new to learn about it. This was brought home to me forcefully when
I spent five days in Switzerland recently
Wine: Professor Peter Giancola at the
University of Kentucky concluded that "The more religious one is,
the more aggressive one will become after drinking alcohol"
Wine: THERE are some names that just make
me shudder, and, in the world of drink, one of them is "bargain
booze". My dictionary describes "booze", as a verb, as "to drink
alcoholic liquor, esp. to excess."
Wine: PHYLLOXERA VASTATRIX sounds as
though she might have been a female equivalent of Attila the Hun.
In her own way, however, she devastated a much larger slice of the
world, across six continents. It is a small aphid, native to the
east coast of the United States, which lives by eating
Wine: OVER the past few years, the middle
ground seems to have disappeared in the wine trade. At the one end,
the power of the supermarkets has been consolidated; at the other,
a number of fine independent wine stores have sprung up. Threshers,
Unwins, and Augustus Barnett have all bitten the dust.
Wine: The message that is coming back is that
one should not invest too much money in 2013 vintage claret: the
quality overall is varied, and on the whole the wines are
Wine: IN A number of ways, we have never
had it so good as far as drinking wine is concerned. In the UK, the
range of wines available is phenomenal.
Wine: GIVEN the recent reports that
suggested that wine had played too important a part in the social
life of a certain Merseyside parish, I have a certain hesitancy in
writing about which wines to choose for church functions.