The Perfect Pairings to your Valentines Day Meal

So you've decided not to go out for the fancy dinner this year and you're going to cook your partner a lovely home cooked meal. But what wine do you choose? We've compiled a little list of the most popular dishes and the perfect wines to go with them! Chicken There is no hard and … Continue reading The Perfect Pairings to your Valentines Day Meal

Christmas Day Wine

Well here we are again. With just five short weeks to go until Santa Claus does the rounds, (and Mrs. Claus saves the day, thanks M&S) it’s probably time to start considering the dreaded supermarket shop of cocktail sausages, sprouts, seven tins of Celebrations and copious amount of booze. If you haven’t yet decided what … Continue reading Christmas Day Wine

All you need is love….and bubbles!

Champagne symbolically and visually marks a celebratory occasion, and isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about...a celebration of love?  A day dedicated to expressing feelings of romance through the giving and receiving of romantic gifts. Chocolate, jewellery, perfumes and candles.... the standard gifts that you would usually associate with Valentine’s Day, but at the … Continue reading All you need is love….and bubbles!

The Champagne Glass – what’s your preference?

Google “what is the best glass for Champagne” and a whole host of articles come up.  Most of us expect to be served and indeed choose to pour our own fizz into the Champagne flutes which have become familiar.  A sign of sophistication and indulgence, the images of champagne flutes at events and parties just … Continue reading The Champagne Glass – what’s your preference?

A new arrival and already a favourite!

The Cloud Factory Sauvignon Blanc 2014 was an absolute winner this weekend at Saxtys Wines first Wine Tasting Event of the year at Saxtys Wine Bar, Restaurant and Nightclub on Friday 24th April 2015. An absolute classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Pale straw yellow in colour, perfumed with nettles and tropical fruits – bursting with aromas … Continue reading A new arrival and already a favourite!

Japanese Whisky… It’s like Whisky in 3D

Japan is so hot right now! The Japanese drinking culture seems to be seeping into Cocktail bars worldwide.  Spirit experts have long lauded Japanese Whiskies as formidable – even the most elegant. The Japanese have been making Whisky for a long time, with Japan’s oldest distillery, Yamazaki, founded in 1923. However, it is only within … Continue reading Japanese Whisky… It’s like Whisky in 3D

The Biggest Retail Weekend on the Shopping Calendar

The UK has finally woken up to the pre-Christmas sales bonanza! Once a simple shopping tradition that has now escalated into two of the biggest retail events on the shopping calendar – a weekend full of cheap deals, discounts and epic price reductions. Thanks to a lot of these sales appearing online and the majority … Continue reading The Biggest Retail Weekend on the Shopping Calendar