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Pantry Pairings: Chef Tony selects the best wines for your store cupboard meals

March 28, 2020 Comments Off on Pantry Pairings: Chef Tony selects the best wines for your store cupboard meals

With nights out in our favourite restaurants off the menu, Brits are turning to their cupboards for culinary inspiration.

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Open Up & Pour: The way we talk about wine

March 28, 2020 Comments Off on Open Up & Pour: The way we talk about wine

As I’ve always operated a ‘no question is a stupid one’ attitude to my Cracking Wine tastings, I love it when I get that question.

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Wine making, Claire Fleetneedle

Fleetneedles Forage: Fermenting Fun (or winemaking for beginners)

January 5, 2018 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Fermenting Fun (or winemaking for beginners)

So 2017 has departed and most people are trying to stick to whatever New Year’s resolution they’ve set themselves.

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Wine bottles by Chris Payne

Chef Tony’s Wine Club: Summer Tipples

July 2, 2017 Comments Off on Chef Tony’s Wine Club: Summer Tipples

In this edition of Chef Tony’s Wine Club, our resident chef, gastronome and purveyor of fine wines casts his expert eye over two bottles to quench your Summer thirst.

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Wine bottles by Chris Payne

Chef Tony’s Wine Club: Lidl’s Spring Collection

May 19, 2017 Comments Off on Chef Tony’s Wine Club: Lidl’s Spring Collection

In May’s edition of Chef Tony’s Wine Club, our resident chef, gastronome and purveyor of fine wines casts his expert eye over two bottles from Lidl’s new wine range, launched at Easter.

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The People’s Choice Wine Awards: power to the people

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on The People’s Choice Wine Awards: power to the people

With the rise of peer review apps for wine like Vivino (23 million users) and CellarTracker (481,000 users) has come a shift in the key influencers the public turns to when choosing wine.

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No time for tea: Northern Soul heads inside The Co-op’s wine tasting room

April 19, 2017 Comments Off on No time for tea: Northern Soul heads inside The Co-op’s wine tasting room

Janet Harrison, organiser of the annual Fizz Festival and founder of Cracking Winesrecounts her experience inside the wine tasting room at The Co-op head office in Manchester and shares her pick of the tipples on offer.

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Wine by Chris Payne

Chef Tony’s Wine Club: The Wine Society

April 17, 2017 Comments Off on Chef Tony’s Wine Club: The Wine Society

In April’s edition of Chef Tony’s Wine Club, our resident chef, gastronome and purveyor of fine wines casts his expert eye over two bottles from a wine club.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Waste Not, Want Not

September 5, 2016 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Waste Not, Want Not

Inexplicably, Autumn is already beckoning and there are brambles, plums, apples and a host of other fruits ripening aplenty.

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Cracking Wine: challenging the wine snobs

August 13, 2015 Comments Off on Cracking Wine: challenging the wine snobs

A new Northern wine events company aims to challenge the stuffy image of wine and take a modern approach to tasting events and wine fairs. Janet Harrison, owner of Cracking Wine, writes for Northern Soul about the company’s origins and where the business is heading.

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