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Tag:Grenache

by Sam Logan | December 19, 2017
Everything that’s good to eat is a little better with the right wine. The best thing I can wish you this Christmas is that you enjoy your food and drink as much as I will enjoy mine. And in that spirit, I’m going to suggest a few less than obvious combinations. Christmas really begins once the […]
by Sam Logan | December 15, 2017
An annual tradition that never fails to delight me is the glut of festive leftovers in the week following Christmas day. If you’re anything like me, you’ll appreciate the laziness all this extra food facilitates just as much as you enjoy the food itself.
by Sam Logan | November 28, 2017
We take a whistlestop tour to hear how Christmas traditions differ around Spain. There’s the usual Jamón Iberico, cheese, and seafood, along with some southern Christmas Biscuits from Olivares – And plenty of wine!   Bodegas Jimenez Landi “We assemble a Nativity Set in our family home, and we get together in front of it […]
by Sam Logan | October 4, 2017
Vines love valleys. Rivers moderate summer temperatures and provide fertile alluvial soil from a history of floods. Valley slopes drain vineyards quickly and give them a sunny aspect. Valleys are a kind of “Goldilocks feature” for vines; giving light, heat, hydration, and nutrition that is just right for producing great wine. The two valleys of […]
by Sam Logan | October 2, 2017
The south of France enjoys a certain reputation. Tell anyone that’s where you’re headed, and they’ll probably picture you enjoying champagne on a superyacht flanked by the ultrarich and European aristocracy. But the south of France isn’t all about obscene luxury on the Riviera. Despite not having the same reputation as premier French regions like […]
by Sam Logan | August 23, 2017
Organic Focus What does a white wine from Offida in Italy’s Marche have in common with a red wine from Corbières in the South of France? They look different, they have distinct flavours, and they’re made by different people. What brings these wines together is that both wines are made in a way that respects […]
by Sam Logan | August 11, 2017
What do you think when I say the words “Spanish Wine”?   The chances are that “Rioja” will immediately spring to your mind. It’s usually my first association for Spanish wine too. I love reds from La Rioja. The flavours of cedar, smoke and vanilla are as exciting as they are unmistakable. But we’re not […]
by Sam Logan | June 27, 2017
Can you remember the last time you made a new friend? For many of us, starting a new friendship is all too rare. However, one of the great things about Wines Direct is that we’re always meeting new producers, tasting new wine, and forging friendships! Gavin and Gareth travel the world, visiting winemakers to find […]
by Wines Direct | April 6, 2016
“…Nicely concentrated, medium-bodied wine with piquant red fruits and a lovely savoury, liquorice tang on the finish.” John Wilson, The Irish Times
by Wines Direct | April 6, 2016
“Slightly Burly, warming dark fruits, with a good dry finish. This is a classic French style of wine, the sort you could happily drink with most mid-week meals.” John Wilson, Irish Times
by Wines Direct | April 4, 2016
“Very accomplished and savoury blend of locals Grenache and Cinsault with Bordeaux’s Merlot. Herbal highlights from the local wild lavender, rosemary and thyme. Serve with a tomato and garlic stew of white beans and smoked bacon.” Liam Campbell, The Irish Independent