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Christmas is nearly within sight, but it’s also still that little bit too far away. If you want an excuse to party early though, Thanksgiving –the American national holiday – is the perfect invitation.
11:00am Tuesday 29th October 2013
THIS week Taste samples some cabernet sauvignon from South Australia and discovers why it is the region’s top drop Oxford Landing Cabernet Shiraz 2011, S Australia (£7.99, Majestic) more than delivers, with its lovely black nose of forest fruits, a splash of shiraz to spice up the berrylicious, soft juicy fruit flavours.
4:00pm Monday 28th October 2013
AHEAD of Halloween, here are some spooky spirits to fire up your imagination: A ghoulish looking bottle that may take unsuspecting drinkers by surprise, La Fee Absinthe Parisienne (£43.50, 70cl, thedrink finder.com) is a new but traditional French absinthe that uses only natural ingredients, and tastes more amenable than some.
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11:00am Monday 2nd September 2013
To celebrate Organic September, here’s our selection of some eco-conscious red and white wines Sainsbury’s is one of the few supermarkets to offer customers their own-label organic range and have built up a loyal following over the past five years.
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THIS week Taste finds that Prosecco is more than just a fun fizz. There is the simply labelled Prosecco DOC which can veer from perfectly delicious to second-rate, so wine lovers need to look for the ‘G’ as a guarantee for greatness – Prosecco Superiore (DOCG) can only come from the vines that blanket the steep slopes between the villages of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. The wines must contain a minimum of 85 per cent glera grapes and can be topped up with local varieties, but the best are usually 100 per cent and should be drunk young.
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A FAVOURITE British pastime, cooking in the open air not only requires skillfully prepared fresh produce but some well chosen vino too. Here are some barbecue wines that stand up to the thrill of the grill:
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For a passport to pleasure, champagne is the obvious choice throughout the summer social season and there's no doubting Taittinger Brut Reserve NV Champagne, France (£81, 1.5 litres, Majestic) tastes even better from a magnum.
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CURBING your thirst to appreciate a smaller sip not only has its health benefits but tipplers and singletons can experience a wider range of wines without the guilt of cracking open a full bottle with a growing trend for sizing down from 70cl to 37.5cl bottles.
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11:00am Wednesday 7th November 2012
WHETHER you’re stirring, shaking, layering or muddling, with the soaring popularity of cocktails and the trend for complex infusions, there’s plenty of fun to be had by experimenting with these. Beyond the timeless classics, here are some interesting cocktails to build as the nights draw in.
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11:00am Thursday 18th October 2012
FAVOURED by sommeliers and connoisseurs, German riesling is a classic table wine and a great workhorse for colourful menus thanks to its tingling acidity and beguiling flavours of apples, peaches and pear.
3:26pm Monday 15th October 2012
CHAMPAGNE first made its sparkling debut in the 18th century, and as the French poet the Abbe de Chaulieu (1715) wrote upon first tasting the bubbles, “Hardly did it appear, than from my mouth it passed into my heart”.
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