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Oz’s Christmas wine tips

This is a very strange Christmas to be looking forward to. Will we have any parties? Will we be able to gather? Will it be a grand roast turkey for the whole family or a budget roast chicken for two – or maybe one? Will we have any company… Read More

Oz’s wine tips for the festive season

Brrr!! It’s been such a cold start to winter this year that I feel I should be clutching a mug of hot toddy as I write this. But bubbles can always cheer me up, and after that a juicy white and a chunky red should keep me in buoyant mood till… Read More

Three wines to try this summer

Whether you’re looking for a refreshing white for a sun-drenched afternoon, a luscious red to warm you through the summer nights, or an English fizz fit for toasting summer’s special moments, Oz has got a wine recommendation for you. Albastrele Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Moldova Laithwaites £9.49 As the sun… Read More

The Only TWELVE WORDS OF WINE you need

The best tasting note according to Oz, is often simply ‘wow, that’s good. Can I have another glass?’ But if you do want to talk about wine like a pro, Oz has got you covered with his list of the only twelve words of wine you need. Find more tips… Read More

Oz’s festive wines

Dare we say it, but there are only 6 weeks to go until Christmas, and time to start thinking about a tipple to satisfy you and your guests this holiday season. Whether you’re looking for a tasty wine on a budget, or want to splash out on something special… Read More

Wines for the Summer

Barbecues, weddings, graduation parties, and those lazy, relaxing evenings after a busy day of holidaying: summer comes with many occasions for enjoying a glass of wine. Oz has handpicked a selection of wines perfect for those summer occasions, whether you prefer a thirst-quenching white, a fresh rosé or a mellow… Read More

Three wines to try this spring

It’s official: spring has arrived! The days are getting longer and Easter bank holiday is fast approaching. Oz has picked out his favourite wines to enjoy this season, including a fizz fit for Easter Sunday, a Rioja to enjoy with your roast and a lush Pinot Gris.   Jansz Sparkling… Read More

How To Taste Wine

1. How to Taste Wine Tasting wine means understanding what you are drinking – and enjoying it more. The ritual observed by professionals is not just showing off: there is a purpose to every stage, and it can help you to get maximum pleasure from a bottle of wine. Wine… Read More

Storing and Serving Wine

Wine is all about enjoyment, so don’t let anyone make you anxious about opening, serving, tasting and storing it. Here are some tips to help you enjoy your wine all the more:   The corkscrew The first step in tasting any wine is to extract the cork. Read More