Robert Geddes is a Master of Wine and he’s come down from the mountain to give us a few commandments for summer. Continue reading “Last Call: Robert Geddes, Master of Wine” »
TV chefs pour wine into cooking pots all the time. But does alcohol improve the average dinner recipe? Is it a waste of good plonk or a secret ingredient that makes a good meat meal great?
By Ben Canaider Continue reading “Last Call: Cooking with booze” »
Aussie wine buff and co-author of The Big Red Wine Book, Campbell Mattinson, reveals what’s hot in bottles… Continue reading “Seeing Red” »
Cask wine: the preserve of winos and uni students or the next big thing in quality plonk? Ben Canaider samples 75 casks (237 litres) in his unyielding quest for enlightenment… Continue reading “Last Call… Thinking Inside the Box” »
Dessert wine: ladies’ favourite or legitimate drink? Kate Hutchinson investigates…
Dessert wines are misunderstood and underrated. Often thought of as a wine reserved purely for the ladies; its overly sweet and nectar-like consistency undeserving of male attention.
In fact, dessert wine is not always extremely sweet and it can-and should-be enjoyed with meals other than dessert. Far from being the preferred tipple of snooty academics and ladies-who-lunch, this versatile and little-known variety of wine offers a diverse and interesting palate that will be welcomed in most men’s wine cellars.