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  • Torelló Tuesdays

    Posted on July 28, 2015 by alice

    NV Reserva Brut Special Edition
    "Tense, powerful, pure and bright. The green herb and lime aromas carry through to the mineral palate. A lovely drink."
    90 points - Decanter 25 summer wines under £20
    About Torelló
    The Torelló family have been winegrowers for centuries, and the tradition shows no sign of stopping as they enter the 22nd generation! It wasn’t ...

    This post was posted in News and was tagged with Torello, Cava, Decanter, Summer

  • Planeta Pairings

    Posted on July 23, 2015 by alice

    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

  • The Planeta Family Cookbook

    Posted on July 23, 2015 by alice

    Planeta are known for their pioneering (and delicious) wines, but their expertise in food - although assumed - is perhaps less talked about.
    This year, to prove their worth in the kitchen, they have launched the Planeta Family cookbook. The book, illustrated with photographs by Adriano Brusaferri, shows the variety and the richness of Sicilian cuisine ...

    This post was posted in News and was tagged with food and wine, Planeta, Recipes, Sicily, Timballetti, Italy, Carricante, Cooking

  • The Wine Detective reviews Henschke...

    Posted on July 21, 2015 by alice

    Following our recent Essentially Australia tasting, held at London Bridge's Brew Wharf earlier this month, Sarah Ahmed has posted three fantastic write-ups on Henschke's wines on The Wine Detective.
    2013 Louis Semillon 2013, Henschke
    “Sourced from 50-year-old bush vines planted by Johan’s grandfather, Cyril, 17% of the wine was aged for 6 months in seasoned 225L French ...

    This post was posted in News and was tagged with press, reviews, Henschke, Hill of Grace

  • Yealands Live!

    Posted on July 16, 2015 by alice

    One of New Zealand’s fastest growing and most innovative wine companies, Yealands Family Wines has taken its sustainability story to global markets via a leading edge, digital platform. features dynamic content captured via a series of live feeds, directly from the Yealands Estate Seaview Vineyard and Winery in Marlborough, New Zealand. The website aims to ...

    This post was posted in News and was tagged with Yealands, Sustainability, NZ

  • Bastille Day Beauties

    Posted on July 14, 2015 by alice

    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

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