In the run-up to the Queen’s birthday celebrations,we’ve teamed up with Carolyn Robb, the royal chef. In her latest book, “The Royal Touch: Simply Stunning Home Cooking from a Royal Chef”, Carolyn presents the food that she loves to serve to her family and friends; food that is fit for a royal, yet accessible to us all! Carolyn has […]
May 26th is International Chardonnay Day for 2016. But it could also be the 23rd, and we saw someone in Australia saying it’s the 21st – so we’ve decided to make a week of it! Once the victim of fashion, like a pop-song that you’d listened to five hundred times too many, Chardonnay is coming back, […]
With SATs in the news, students knuckling down for exams and even Eurovision, this month is all about tests and competitions. May is very important for the wine trade – May is the month of results! Yesterday, the results of the International Wine Challenge (www.internationalwinechallenge.com) and Decanter World Wine Awards (www.decanter.com/decanter-awards) were announced. Each wine […]
Growers and winemakers in the Loire had cause to be excited while picking the 2015 harvest. Fingers became sticky, tacky residue stuck to the forearms of pickers and tangled the hair on their arms, and skin became stained with the colour of grape juice. That’s an exciting thing, it turns out, because sticky fingers means […]
If you thought that Australians couldn’t give a XXXX about real beers, you could probably be forgiven. Relentless advertising from a small number of big brewers over the years has cemented brands like Fosters as market-leaders, virtually ubiquitous. Those in the know would tell you real Australians know how to make awesome beer, and like […]
At Majestic, we think there’s any excuse for a party. Or for a majestically fine cocktail. In honour of The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations, I’ve devised some delicious libations for you to raise a glass and enjoy. If you’re a fan of the mixed drink, you may know that the first written definition of a cocktail comes […]
Our total wine-hero Matias Riccitelli just sent us this comic through in the wee hours of the morning. We’ll forgive him for being a day late, because it is (quite frankly) awesome, and in our mind, EVERY DAY is Malbec Day. Get his incredibly tasty wine online here.