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  • Planeta Pairings

    Posted on July 23, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    Timballetti Fritti
    500g cappellini (pasta)
    300ml tomato sauce
    200g Parmigiano Reggiano (grated)
    2 eggs
    Pastry flour
    300g bread crumbs
    250g peas
    100g butter
    2 onions (minced)
    300g fresh Tuma cheese
    Extra virgin olive oil
    Peanut oil
    In a saucepan, brown the onion in olive oil and ½ a glass of water.  When the onion is soft, pour in the tomato sauce and simmer for further 10 minutes.
    Cook the ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with food and wine, Planeta, Sicily, Italy

  • Bastille Day Beauties

    Posted on July 14, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    Bastille Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the "Storming of Bastille" on 14 July 1789 and the unity of the French people. The oldest and largest military parade in Europe takes place this morning along the Champs-Élysées, followed by parties, balls and fireworks across the country.
    In honour of the French, on their National ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with Jacquart, Lurton.Trimbach, France, Bastille

  • News and Reviews - June 2015

    Posted on July 13, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    A round-up of our recent reviews and accolades from across the portfolio.
    2013 Vecchie Viti Superiore Brut, Ruggeri
    "Ruggeri's top prosecco, made from the best grapes from just 2000 vines in the oldest vineyards. It stays on its lees for three months, giving it an intense white peach and floral perfume with creamy flesh and great length."
    Ian ...

    This post was posted in Blog, News and was tagged with press, Ruggeri, Abadia Retuerta, Howard Park, Cecchi

  • Game, set and match

    Posted on July 10, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    Andy Murray is due to battle it out to the finals at Wimbledon against Roger Federer this afternoon so we've done our best to connect two wines to these two tennis titans based partly on their nationality, but with some artistic license due to the lack of Scottish or Swiss wines on our portfolio.  We're ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with Ridgeview, Wimbledon, Strandveld

  • Stag's Leap SLV makes the cut for Channel 4's Sunday Brunch!

    Posted on July 9, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    To toast American Independence last weekend, Channel 4's Sunday Brunch show highlighted three great US wines, including Stag's Leap 2010 SLV.
    They invited Karina Elias, beverage director at Grosvenor House Hotel, to talk about three bottles that would change people's perception of American wines.
    The guests, Sir Patrick Stewart, singer Jack Savoretti and comedian, Aisling Bea described ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with Stag's Leap, Napa, TV

  • Very Sherry

    Posted on July 9, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    We're very excited to be signed up to show off our wonderful sherries at the Great Sherry Tasting this September, organised by Sherry Wines UK!
    We've had some great fun with our range, consisting of Bella Luna's Fino, Amontillado and PX from Sanchez Romate and the infamous La Guita Manzanilla, matching them to various different types ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with food and wine matching, Sherry, La Guita, Bella Luna, Manzanilla, PX, Fino, Amontillado

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