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Taste Your Way Out Of Lockdown with Wine Car Boot
Taste Your Way Out Of Lockdown with Wine Car Boot It's time to soak up the sun and ‘taste your way out of the supermarket’. Tune in this Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 7pm BST to the Wine Show @ HOME, where we’re heading to the finest independent wine market on the Internet with Ruth…

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Unbeerlieavable News From WSET
Unbeerlieavable News From WSET Life at WSET (Wine Spirit Education Trust) and official wine education partner of The Wine Show, is slowly returning to normal post-lockdown. Not only are students returning to classroom learning, but the Trust has an exciting project up its sleeve. WSET has announced that it intends to develop a suite of…

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Richard Brendon – A Remarkable Story
Richard Brendon - A Remarkable Story Richard Brendon hails from Notting Hill and attended design school while working in a pub in Portobello Road. Every Saturday morning he’d watch fascinated, as the antique dealers set up their stalls. He was inspired by the eclectic ceramics on offer, especially the saucers without cups. This led to…

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PURE CHABLIS – One Of A Kind

PURE CHABLIS – One Of A Kind Eric Asimov once said, ‘The best example of terroir, is a good Chablis’. What Is Chablis? The Chablis region is the northernmost district of the Bourgogne region in France. The grapevines around the beautifully picturesque town of Chablis, make a dry white wine renowned worldwide for the purity of its…

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Returning To The WSET Classroom After Lockdown
Returning To The WSET Classroom After Lockdown The WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust), has been leading the world in wine and spirit education for over 50 years. WSET offers progressive levels of study in wine, spirits and sake from introductory taster classes to a Diploma (in wine only). Whether you’re looking to progress further…

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English Wine Week (With Special Guest)
English Wine Week (with a very special guest) English wines are fast becoming a force majeure in the wine industry. English Wine Week which is organised by Wines of GB is taking place from 20th-28th June 2020, and is an ideal opportunity to get to know English wines better. Vineyards, winemakers and retailers, will be…

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Some Exciting News From The Wine Show @ HOME Team.

Some Exciting News From The Wine Show @ HOME Team. When Lockdown started, we wanted to support our friends in the wine industry with a simple idea. Restaurants and bars might have closed, but specialist, independent shops wanted people to know they were still delivering great wines across the country. So Joe started talking about…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Boxed Wine
5 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking Wine In A Box   For most of you who were old enough to drink back in the 80’s and remember drinking ‘boxed wine’, well these are probably memories you want to keep well and truly boxed up (pun absolutely intended) and kept right there. The cheap, poor…

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A Tanglewood Journey

A Tanglewood Journey From wine tourism to wine accessories. The story of how our friends at Tanglewood Premium Wine Accessories shifted their business from organising wine tours to providing excellent wine refrigeration and superb wine accessories, is at first an unlikely segue. In 1977 Tanglewood Wine Tours introduced many happy clients to the delights of…

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Aperitivo Hour

APERITIVO HOUR Apéritif is a French word, which comes from the Latin aperire, meaning “to open.” Drunk before a meal, generally with small plates of hors d’oeuvres, aperitifs act as appetite-stimulating drinks, thought to ‘open’ the stomach. They make the palate receptive not only to the forthcoming epicurean delights, but also subsequent drinks. Let’s look at some…

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A Tale of Two Cellars

A Tale of Two Cellars It’s an undisputed fact that Ronald Reagan was an oenophile, a true connoisseur of wine. The question is as he evolved from Hollywood actor to Governor of California, to President of the United States – how did this passion develop? It was back in the 50’s when Reagan was an…

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Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings Let’s dispel the myth right here, right now. Everyone can afford wine storage, and if you’re serious about wine it’s a must have. Buying wine storage is like buying a car. Budgets go from the modest to the extravagant. However, you don’t admonish yourself for buying a car if you need one, and…

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WSET – New Initiatives

WSET – New Initiatives The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is pleased to announce that it is introducing with effect from 1st June 2020, online exams for its English language Level 1 Awards in Wines, Spirits and Sake and its Level 2 Awards in Wines and Spirits. This development forms part of WSET’s ongoing digital…

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Saving The Life Of An Opened Bottle Of Wine

Saving The Life Of An Opened Bottle Of Wine Occasionally, there are times when you don’t want to finish the bottle of wine you’ve just opened. It may be because you’re conducting a wine tasting, so you’ve opened several bottles. It may be because you’ve opened something phenomenal and want to save it to share…

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Boxing Clever

Boxing Clever As The Wine Show predicted some time back, during Lockdown there’s been a meteoric rise in the buying and consumption of wine in boxes. This may be due to greater wine imbibing, or maybe it’s a convenient way to maximise your ‘essential’ grocery shopping trips? Either way, we believe that wine box sales…

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Question Time with Joe Fattorini – LIVE!

Question Time with Joe Fattorini – LIVE! Got some vexing wine questions and don’t know who to ask? Well we’ve got just the guy for you. Joe Fattorini, the Oracle of Wine (or the David Attenborough of Oddbins depending on who you ask) is here for you. On Sunday 24th May starting at 7pm BST,…

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Getting Entangled With Tanglewood

Getting Entangled With Tanglewood The name Tanglewood might well invoke an image of a mid-summer magical forest where the exploits of woodland creatures delight us. A lovely idea but you might be surprised to learn that while Tanglewood Premium Wine Accessories don’t work out of a woodland grove, they are specialists in magical wine cabinets,…

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Stretch Your Mind By A New Experience

Stretch Your Mind By A New Experience Oliver Wendell Holmes said ‘A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions’. In our mind there’s no more glorious experience than a wine tasting holiday and tour. Visiting beautiful venues and experiencing different cultures and lifestyles, is soul-enriching. Winerist (pronounced…

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Lockdown Learning

Lockdown Learning At this stage of lockdown with most of us having exhausted all the amusing Zoom conference call background possibilities, you’re probably looking for something to challenge you. Maybe even something to stimulate, entertain, and educate? Expand your expertise in a field of interest? So how can wine lovers do this? Here are some…

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A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever

A Thing Of Beauty Is A Joy Forever John Keats said ‘ A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness ’. The same could be said about Jancis Robinson x Richard Brendon’s exquisite glassware collection. Our official glassware partner for The Wine Show Season 3, and…

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