How to prevent dementia and alzeimer’s disease – drink good wine!

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Posted on : 09-12-2013 | By : admin | In : General

There is loads of press about the dementia epidemic affecting the UK. Yet there is very little constructive advice for people worried about it, and there is virtually no advice on how to prevent or delay it happening to you. But all the medical evidence is out there. Here is a passage taken from Dr […]

Barón de Barbón Rioja Versus Posada del Rey

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Posted on : 07-11-2013 | By : admin | In : Spanish Red Wines

Since Christmas is coming soon it is time for me to decide what wines my family and I should order for the December period. I absolutely adore Spanish red wines. On the whole I think Spanish reds are by far the best and so last night I decided to compare a couple to decide which […]

Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland

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Posted on : 26-07-2013 | By : admin | In : General

Now that the UK government has dropped plans to introduce a minimum alcohol pricing strategy, more focus is on the Scottish parliament who are allegedly pushing ahead with their own plans. I strongly suspect that these plans will also be shelved when the mighty Scotch whisky industry stamps it’s feet hard enough though. However, how would this […]

BMW 640d Gran Coupe – owner’s opinion

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Posted on : 02-07-2013 | By : admin | In : Site News

Whilst I know I should really be writing about wine related topics here, I couldn’t resist giving my opinion on my new BMW 640d Gran Coupe. When I was stuck choosing between a 5 series and the new 6 Gran Coupe I searched the internet trying to find an honest review to help me choose. […]

Internet wine tax fiddle – is your wine and money safe?

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Posted on : 27-06-2013 | By : admin | In : General

As we’re all now getting used to shopping on the internet, one of the biggest advantages has been in the world of wine. No longer are you restricted to what is available at your local wine shop – if you were lucky enough to have one – and no longer are you at the mercy of […]

Grangehurst Pinotage chosen by Sam Branson for his wedding!

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Posted on : 28-03-2013 | By : admin | In : General

I’m not a celebrity watcher, and I even had to check up first – but yes, Sam Branson is Richard Branson’s son, and heir to his £3.4 billion fortune. Well Sam just got married to his beautiful bride, actress Isabella Calthorpe, at his dad’s luxury retreat in South Africa, and he requested Grangehurst Pinotage for the […]

Chancellor’s Budget – Wine duty up again!

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Posted on : 21-03-2013 | By : admin | In : General

Yesterday’s budget by Chancellor George Osbourne did nothing for wine drinkers as he kept the existing alcohol duty escalator as put in place by the previous Labour government. This means the excise duty on a typical bottle of wine will rise by 10 pence plus VAT. On sparkling wines and wines over 15% ABV the […]

Processed meats cause cancer and heart disease!

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Posted on : 07-03-2013 | By : admin | In : General

In light of the horse meat scandal it was announced on the BBC today that processed meat increases the likelihood of both cancer and heart disease – something that regular readers will know I’ve been saying since the very start of this blog site, although being a wine website I didn’t focus on just meat of […]

Internet Wine Buying – Google comparison WARNING!!!

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Posted on : 01-03-2013 | By : admin | In : General

Just as we’ve got used to buying wine online to get the best deals, Google and Amazon between them have changed their rules and are monopolising the market to make a fortune out of us! From March 2013 the best deals will now be much much harder to find as both Google and Amazon heavily promote the […]

Horse meat in food? What’s in wine then?

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Posted on : 28-02-2013 | By : admin | In : General

Yes, we’re all now well aware of the horse meat scandal. With large retailers continually driving down the prices they’re prepared to pay to manufacturers, the quality of ingredients in processed foods has been dropping like a stone. Horse meat in burgers and ready meals, “meat dirivatives” in sausages – who knows what goes into […]