We have all seen phrases like ‘old vines’ and ‘vieilles vignes’ or ‘alte reben’ on wines labels. These terms do all mean the same thing, but what do they actually mean? Does a wine labelled as old vine mean it
At Grape and Nectar we just love wine jokes. In fact, the cheesier they are the better. We also love a bit of slightly preposterous wine wisdom, which we like to think sits somewhere between a joke and actual good
The wonderful world of closures may not, at first glance, appear all that exciting. However, it is a topic that garners a lot of questions and plays a pretty important role in the wine we drink. In the most basic
The babysitting conundrum is another element of parenthood I had not fully anticipated. Meals out with the other half or friends have become a whole lot more expensive since children came onto the scene. Twice weekly outings are no longer a common occurrence. In fact, eating out has become far more scarce in frequency.
Family mealtimes, are they a drama or a joy? As a theme, it is something we regularly find ourselves returning to at Grape and Nectar. In fact, we love to share food with our friends and family. In the wake
Women and sport, women and football. Up until this year’s World Cup, I haven’t been a follower of women’s football. However, watching the team progress from the group stages to the semi-finals, I have to admit that I have been inspired. I have enjoyed their journey, along with millions of others. Indeed, not only
The P-Word….Prosecco – it seems to constantly be used as carrot, dangled to entice women. The ultimate goal seems to be to help to promote and sell ‘shit’ wine to women. Why does this bother us? Well, there is so
Out of office is now officially on and I’m away from my desk. I will not be replying to any emails over the next 10 days (well, a reduced service at any rate). I always have such good intentions to switch off completely from
Drink better wine and eat chocolate – are they rules to live by? I’m not sure, though I like to think they are. Though, many may view both these things as bad habits, I like to believe you can integrate
Do you need six ways to spice up your drinking? It’s easy to get into a wine drinking rut. We have certainly found ourselves defaulting to the familiar on numerous occasions. So, if you have, too, you are not alone.