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Early last month I wrote about Sauvignon Blanc and the food it pairs with best.

As a little addendum I thought I would share with you another useful discovery.

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Was googling away and came across a lovely review of our FILI Sacchetto Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry by the Independent Wine Review. We think it is great and we are clearly not alone.

Prosecco Extra Dry

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You may have heard the term 'bin end' mentioned in relation to wine. But what is a 'bin end'?

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Here is another video from the recent archives. Paul popped down to the Prince of Wales and talks about our very own Snake Creek Cabernet Sauvignon - click here for details of how to buy this delicious wine.

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According to my old friend Wiki, serendipity means a "happy accident" or "pleasant surprise"; a fortunate mistake. Specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it.

Why am I sharing this with you? Well two wine related serendipitous events have collided into me in successive weekends.

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Currently having loads of fun working my way through our massive range of wines. Fortunately I used to order my wine from Paul before I started working with him, which has helped me acquire knowledge. In addition I have sampled many wines during tastings and sampling. Unfortunately I am a avid long distance runner, with ahem, international honours. I try to limit my alcohol intake, which frustratingly hampers my sampling options. Hampers, yes, stops, absolutely and thankfully not....

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For our next installment of food and wine pairings I thought it would be a good idea to suggest some wines with cheese. In fact, if you have have an opportunity to attend a wine and cheese event, do so. They usually offer fantastic value for money and you will almost certainly taste cheese and wine that perhaps you wouldn't have the confidence or inclination to go for. Plus, a nice old school face to face social event too. In fact, if you are in Moseley, Birmingham, this coming Monday, we are hosting a cheese and wine night at the Prince Of Wales pub with Lewis of Moseley.

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Do you know how to calculate the number of alcohol units in a 750ml bottle of wine?

It is much simpler than you may think.

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We are going to use this blog to provide you all with a little assistance when selecting a wine to go with a certain food type. Of course, many of you may choose your favourite tipple regardless of what you are eating. For those of you who wish to see what effect choosing a specific wine makes to your enjoyment of a particular dish, keep reading. Not only will it help you at home, it will also help you choosing wines in restaurants.

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Today's date is the 21st June. Heard it described on the radio as a precious day. Why? Well it is the longest day of the year. So yes, precious. Certainly precious for those making the annual pilgrimage to Stonehenge. Pondering the definition of precious I discovered the following:

1. Of high cost or worth; valuable.

2. Highly esteemed; cherished.

3. Dear; beloved.

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