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Cracking Christmas Wine Recommendations

Cracking Christmas Wine Recommendations

It was tough work tasting 10 wines at our Cracking Christmas Wines Workshop earlier this week but we made it!  Whilst selecting this shortlist I’d tasted and seen many more – originally planning to present just 7 wines but the temptation to include others was just too great.  Everyone was asked to score the wines…

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Napa in November Wine Dinner

Napa in November Wine Dinner

We had a great evening for our Napa in November Dinner on Thursday 29 November when Head Sommelier Sandor Molnar and I had the honour of choosing and presenting some superb Napa Valley wines.  Hotel du Vin’s Burke & Hare dining room provided an ideal venue.   We kicked off with some Champagne and canapés…

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Fizz Feast 2018

Fizz Feast 2018

Edinburgh was certainly sparkling on Saturday 17 November when well over 250 corks were popped and 300 people came to taste fizz from all over the world and some fabulous from all over Scotland. Trevor Clough, chief blender at Digby’s Fine English gallantly opened the festival with the help of a First World War sword. …

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Fizz Feast Taster Blog – Vegan Tipples

Fizz Feast Taster Blog – Vegan Tipples

In the run up to Fizz Feast we have a series of Fizz Feast Taster blogs, each focusing on one of our fabulous exhibitors, to give you a flavour of the treats in store on Saturday 17 November. The latest Fizz Feast Taster Blog is all about a new exhibitor we’re looking forward to welcoming…

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Fizz Feast Taster Blog – Hoods Honey

Fizz Feast Taster Blog – Hoods Honey

In the run up to Fizz Feast we have a series of Fizz Feast Taster blogs each focusing on one of our fabulous exhibitors, to give you a flavour of the treats in store on Saturday 17 November. I’m very excited to be introducing one of our new exhibitors this year – Hoods Honey.  Beekeeper…

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Fizz Feast Taster – Vilarnau

Fizz Feast Taster – Vilarnau

In the run up to Fizz Feast we have a series of Fizz Feast Taster blogs each focusing on one of our fabulous exhibitors, to give you a flavour of the treats in store on Saturday 17 November. Vilarnau is a small, artisanal and cutting-edge winery based just outside Barcelona. Historically the Vilarnau family were…

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Fizz Feast Taster – Oddbins

Fizz Feast Taster – Oddbins

In the run up to Fizz Feast we have a series of Fizz Feast Taster blogs each focusing on one of our fabulous exhibitors, to give you a flavour of the treats in store on Saturday 17 November. The latest Fizz Feast Taster blog is all about an old favourite wine merchant – Oddbins.  Reformed…

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Fizz Feast Taster – Aroma Academy

Fizz Feast Taster – Aroma Academy

In the run up to Fizz Feast we have a series of Fizz Feast Taster blogs, each focusing on one of our fabulous exhibitors, to give you a flavour of the treats in store on Saturday 17 November. Today’s Fizz Feast Taster Blog looks at an interesting and important player within the drinks trade, who…

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