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Lluís Romero

What is kosher wine?

3 Oct - Lluís Romero

Kosher wine is a type of wine suitable for people of Jewish faith. The application of organic fertilisers is forbidden in the vineyard, the use of animal-based additives is not allowed either and hygiene standards are very strict. Let's find out more about kosher wine and which wineries produce kosher wines.

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Lluís Romero

Macabeo: all you need to know about this grape and its wines

19 Sept - Lluís Romero

Macabeo, macabeu, viura, charas blanc, lardot... Various names for a grape that offers us delicious white and sparkling wines in Rioja and Penedés, mainly. What are these wines like? What does Macabeo add to the traditional composition of Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada in cava?

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Lluís Romero

How is non-alcoholic wine obtained?

3 Aug - Lluís Romero

How is the alcohol taken out of the wine? What does alcohol-free wine taste like? Which brands sell non-alcoholic wines? Are they good quality? Although not so well-known as beer, non-alcoholic wine also has its supporters. Let’s find out more about it.

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Lluís Romero

What is a vegan wine?

3 Aug - Lluís Romero

Aren’t all wines vegan? What animal-based products are normally used in wine production? How do we know whether a wine is suitable for vegans? Are vegan wines organic? In the following article we answer these and other questions.

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Sommelier

Introductory guide to sweet wines

2 Aug - Sommelier

An abundance of wines… sweet and semi-sweet, Raisin and Straw wines, Ice wines, Tokaji, Vin Santo and Passito wines, sweet sherries, Rancio wines… the vocabulary used to define sweet wines is hugely prolific. Are they all made in the same way? How many different types of sweet wine are there? Here is an introductory guide to the fascinating world of sweet wines, imbued with character, steeped in history and tradition, delicious drops of pure pleasure.

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Burgundynick

Wine Etiquette: Dos and Don'ts

20 Jul - Burgundynick

There are some basic wine etiquette Dos and Don'ts that will help in your appreciation of wine at home and in more formal settings. Find out them here.

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Burgundynick

How to Taste Wine

19 Jul - Burgundynick

The wine tasting process is the same for wine experts, sommeliers and anyone who works in the world of wine. Discover all steps here.

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Sommelier

6 top wine influencers share their wine experiences

18 Jul - Sommelier

A small circle of wine experts and lovers from the United Kingdom agreed to answer our questions about their wine experiences including wine tastings and events, and offered us tips on how to choose the right wine. We are so thankful to them and really appreciate the feedback!

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Lluís Romero

Pinot gris: everything you need to know about this grape and its wines

17 May - Lluís Romero

Italy, Germany and Alsace produce great pinot gris wines, but they are not the only ones. Under different names such as pinot grigio or grauer burgunder, this mutation of pinot noir gives rise to seductive white wines and some rosés in many other countries such as New Zealand, Slovenia, Argentina or Canada.

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Burgundynick

What are natural wines?

5 May - Burgundynick

How is a natural wine made? Are natural wines organic and biodynamic? What are the benefits of natural wines? Can they be laid down? In this article we reply to all these and some other questions.

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Sommelier

Rapolao, a special site, a cru in the Bierzo

29 Apr - Sommelier

Rapolao is the name of a vineyard situated in Valtuille, known for having been the first ‘paraje’ or specific site to appear on several Bierzo wine labels. A vineyard shared by different vine growers-winemakers, which characteristically provides wines of great delicacy, in the Burgundy style.

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Burgundynick

Tannins in Wine

5 Apr - Burgundynick

We explain what tannins are and their role in wine.

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Burgundynick

Red Wine For Beginners

16 Mar - Burgundynick

We’ve all been there, we walk into a store to buy something, anything, and we’re confronted with a wall of choices! It’s no different in buying wine. Walk into any store and there aren’t just a few bottles to choose from, we have hundreds of bottles vying for our attention.

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Lluís Romero

Riesling: all you need to know about this grape and its wines

2 Mar - Lluís Romero

The Riesling has been called the ‘queen of grapes’, and not without good reason: it’s probably the variety with the greatest elegance and distinction in the world.

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Lluís Romero

10 original pairings with sherry wines

14/12/2021 - Lluís Romero

Don't know what to pair sherry wines with? Here are 10 original suggestions that are sure to surprise you.

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What is rosé wine

07/12/2021 - Sommelier

Why is rosé wine a pink colour, which grape varieties are most often used to produce it and which regions offer the most interesting ones.

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Types of rosé wine

07/12/2021 - Sommelier

Rosé is a wine of different shades and varied flavours. Learn about the different styles, how to serve them and which rosé pairs up best when serving with food.

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Sommelier

Beaujolais Nouveau 2021

19/11/2021 - Sommelier

Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé! At Vinissimus we rely upon the best selection of Beaujolais Nouveau, top quality labels imported directly from the most highly-regarded producers.

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Lluís Romero

The Tempranillo: all you need to know about this grape and its wines

05/11/2021 - Lluís Romero

The Tempranillo is Spain’s most important red grape. It’s the most extensively grown, even more so than the Garnacha: covering a total of 220,000 ha. It can be found in almost every corner of Spanish territory geographically, it’s approved in 38 Denominations of Origin and is considered the preferred variety in 14 of them.

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Sommelier

All you need to know about Sherry wines

03/11/2021 - Sommelier

One of the great treasures of the world of Spanish wines, sherry wines are the classic heirs of winemaking traditions in Andalusia. Finos, Manzanillas, Amontillados, Olorosos, Palo Cortados, Pedro Ximénez... and more. Unique wines born from centuries of experience and tradition, with a long history linked to trade with the United Kingdom, a present immersed in culture and rich gastronomy, and a promising future.

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Sommelier

Interview with Luis Gutiérrez

15/10/2021 - Sommelier

One of the most influential critics in the world of wine, Luis Gutiérrez is particularly well-known for his opinions and ratings of Spanish, Chilean and Argentinian wines in his work for Robert Parker’s team.

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Giuseppe Alonzo

An introductory guide to Italian wine

22/09/2021 - Giuseppe Alonzo

Italy is a great wine country. It’s the birthplace of the highly-regarded Barolo and Tuscan wines, the land of Lambrusco, Prosecco and much more. Nearly 600 denominations of origin! Learn which ones to begin with and where to start.

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Sommelier

An introductory guide to Spanish wine

06/07/2021 - Sommelier

Rioja is surely the first name that comes to mind when talking about Spanish wine. Yet, what other denominations are there? Which are the most important? Where are Spain’s finest white wines produced? Which are the best Cava brands? Here below we’re offering you a brief who’s who, where and why for Spanish wine.

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Giuseppe Alonzo

Italian Prosecco: the definitive guide

03/07/2021 - Giuseppe Alonzo

Let's discover the production process of Prosecco, which are the most famous ones, and with which foods they pair better.

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Cuvelier, great Bordeaux wines

01/06/2021 - Sommelier

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10 Galician whites ideally priced for all budgets

01/06/2021 - Sommelier

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Giuseppe Alonzo

Piedmontese white wines

23/04/2021 - Giuseppe Alonzo

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What is orange wine?

01/04/2021 - Sommelier

Orange is the fourth colour of wine and the most ancestral trend in the world of wine. What looks like a return to the future actually hides an infinite variety of styles and possible food and wine pairings. Let's get to know them.

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Wines with soul, wines for a good cause

24/03/2021 - Sommelier

A selection of wines to please the palate while helping to make the world a better place

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10 Italian wines under £15 you should try in 2021

24/02/2021 - Sommelier

For under £15, there is no shortage of choice for excellent wine in Italy. A journey through 10 labels that cannot be missed by enthusiasts of wine gems

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Women and wine: 5 stories of women producers

19/02/2021 - Sommelier

Forget about dainty rosés and soppy little wines! </p><p>Women are suited to wines with character and class,</p><p> which is proven by these women wine producers. </p><p>The people who make them. Here are our favourites!

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Wines for Valentine's Day: 8 tips to choose the perfect wine

04/02/2021 - Sommelier

Valentine's Day is coming soon ... if you are thinking of a unique, memorable and romantic night in, here are our tips to make sure you choose the best wine for the occasion

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Spain’s 10 most expensive red wines

26/01/2021 - Sommelier

We’re all aware of the existence of very highly-priced wines, but perhaps we don’t rightly know the exact circumstances resulting in prices which soar far beyond what we might expect.

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Giuseppe Alonzo

Pizza and wine

22/01/2021 - Giuseppe Alonzo

Every pizza has its wine. But which one? Here's our ultimate guide!

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Winter wines

07/01/2021 - Sommelier

A time for stews, pulses, game, baked fish, mushrooms ... The perfect wines for typical winter warmer meals!

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Italian wines: the 2021 "4 Viti"

05/01/2021 - Sommelier

These are the wines awarded the highest score by the Italian Sommelier Association

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10 best-selling spanish wines

03/12/2020 - Sommelier

A selection of wines that deserve a place in anyone's collection – wines which are sure to please. Wines that are top-sellers for a reason, wines guaranteed to be a success whenever you need them – our customers can't be wrong!

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Italian wines: the 10 best sellers in 2020

27/11/2020 - Sommelier

Irresistible, unmissable brands. Symbols of Italian wine. You have made your choice. And indeed they are the best!

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New Parker ratings for Rioja wines

03/11/2020 - Sommelier

The wine critics at the Robert Parker Wine Advocate, with Luis Gutiérrez leading the reviews for Spain, have published new ratings for Rioja wines. Check out our selection of some of the best rated wines!

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Great wines at low prices!

30/10/2020 - Sommelier

These wines offer double the usual enjoyment – pleasant to drink, and pleasant on the pocket... Great wines with great ratings, and all for under 15 euros!

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Hallowine: sweet wines for Halloween

21/10/2020 - Sommelier

The time of year for toffee apples, pumpkin pies, seasonal fruits, chestnuts, typical desserts... and nothing better than our selection of sweet wines to accompany these traditional sweets and desserts!

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Discover the world's best wines by Decanter

15/10/2020 - Sommelier

Decanter World Wine Awards 2022. Don't miss out on our selection of some of the best wines from Spain, France and Italy!

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The magnificent 7 Navarra wines

05/10/2020 - Sommelier

Seven internationally renowned wonders. A range of prices but all with excellent value-for-money

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Gambero Rosso: the prestigious "Tre bicchieri" 2021

02/10/2020 - Sommelier

A preview of the excellences awarded by the most important Italian wine guide

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James Suckling's Italian Wine Summer

01/10/2020 - Sommelier

With one of the world's top critics, a summer dedicated to Italian wine with thousands of tastings and scores close to 100 points

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The 5 best-selling Italian wine regions

18/09/2020 - Sommelier

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Nine wines for three classic last-minute dinners

15/09/2020 - Sommelier

A classic pizza margherita. A nice selection of cold cuts. A rich and well-seasoned pasta. They can save your dinner. With the right wine, they exalt it

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Super Tuscan

14/09/2020 - Sommelier

The red wines that have brought Tuscany to the world. And with it all of Italy. The perfect combination of French style, Italian austerity and Mediterranean warmth

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Italian wines over 90 points and... under 20 euros

09/09/2020 - Sommelier

The most important wine tasters are in agreement: value-for-money Italian wines abound. We have chosen some for you with the help of two of the greatest: Robert Parker and James Suckling.

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2021 Peñín Guide: the best wines of Spain

03/09/2020 - Sommelier

A very thorough guide which includes the ratings and evaluations of... 10,400 wines! An amazing number and a truly exhaustive snapshot of Spanish wine

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A complicated vintage which promises great results

02/09/2020 - Sommelier

2019 En Primeurs: Álvaro Palacios, Descendientes de J. Palacios, Bodegas Palacios Remondo

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Small islands, great wines

30/07/2020 - Sommelier

Not just Sicily and Sardinia, but virtually every small Italian island is related to the world of wine, through a specific kind of wine or a local grape variety.

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Godello, fresh white wines

29/07/2020 - Sommelier

James Suckling: <em>"if you like Chablis, try godello"</em>

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Great wines created by great sommeliers

27/07/2020 - Sommelier

When sommeliers become winemakers

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Italian white wines: the magnificent six!

09/07/2020 - Sommelier

Perfect for summer, and ideal for keeping too. Italian white wines have finally earned a well-deserved place in the fascinating history of Italian wine which had been dominated by reds until very recently. Come with us to discover the six most astounding white wine regions in the country!

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Italian whites, naturally summery

08/07/2020 - Sommelier

Marvellous, complete, multifaceted. For enthusiasts? Not only. And yet... extraordinarily pop! Summer wines, knock yourself out. This is the wonderful magic of the great Italian whites.

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Ancestral bubbles

30/06/2020 - Sommelier

Ancestral method, an excellent way to produce top quality sparkling wines.

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Red wines are for summer too

23/06/2020 - Sommelier

If you are a true fan of red wines, don't miss out on the wines we recommend today ... who says red wines aren't for summer?!

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Islands through their wines

22/06/2020 - Sommelier

The Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Sicily, Sardinia... what would summer be like without these island paradises and their wines?

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It's time for vermouth!

02/06/2020 - Sommelier

Vermouth, the all-time aperitif, an everlasting favourite, is now more fashionable than ever. Well, vermouths are never more welcome than in summer!

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Wine and cheese: the best pairings

22/04/2020 - Sommelier

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Magnum Wine Bottle and Large Wine Formats

15/04/2020 - Sommelier

Wine bottles come in many sizes. Learn all about Magnum wine bottles and large wine formats. Read now!

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Splendid Grenache wines for under €15

01/04/2020 - Sommelier

Discover Grenache wines from Campo de Borja, Calatayud, Priorat, Terra Alta, Navarra, Madrid, and even the DO Sierras de Málaga – for less than €15

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