Luv Ya Muva - The Mother's Day Edition
The perfect gift for the perfect mother…
What screams thank you for the million and one things your mum does for you more than a rose cava, cheese, charcuterie and chocolate?
Mum, we’ll let you answer that one.
Grab yourself a glass, put your feet up, and enjoy. You deserve it 🥂
How to taste wine
The first step of assessing wine is looking at it
Wine snobs like to talk about the legs of wine. In all honestly, this is a bit of a waste of time.
The wine legs (or tears of the wine as the French refer to them) can give an indication of the alcoholic content of the wine. But it’s so difficult to be accurate with a reading from legs,
So we say just read the label!
For appearance, we only ever find it useful to note something if the colour is completely out of the ordinary i.e. it’s a really dark rose
How To Taste Wine
Finally you get to actually taste the wine. Funnily enough though, tasting is predominantly to detect the structure of the wine.
Body: Think how differently skimmed milk, full-fat milk and cream coat the mouth.
Acidic: How much does it make your mouth drool?
Tannin: An annoying word but an easy one to detect. Imagine sucking on a teabag and how dry it would leave your mouth.
Dry or sweet? Tannin can trick you to think there’s no sweetness in a wine. Stick the tip of your tongue in as the best detector of sugar (probably not the done thing to do in a restaurant).
Masia D'or Brut Rose, Cava
Name: Masia D’or Brut Rose, Cava
Grape: Grenache, Monastrell
Country and Region: Spain, Catalonia
If the wine world was a school, Can Virgili would be the playground!
The family tradition of making quality organic wines meets Alex and Albert Virgili’s unorthodox creative wines.
Brie de Meaux
Country + Region: France, Meaux
Milk Type: Cows
Strength Of Cheese: 2
Style Of Cheese: Soft-ripened
Reypenaer VSOP 2 year aged Gouda
Age: 24 Months
Country + Region: The Netherlands, Woerden
Milk Type: Cow
Strength Of Cheese: 3
Style Of Cheese: Hard
Country + Region: United Kingdom, Somerset
Milk Type: Goat
Strength Of Cheese: 3
Style Of Cheese:
The Deli Society Saucisson Avec Truffle
The Deli Society partners with artisan producers that put animal welfare first.
Country & Region: France, Aveyron
This saucisson sec has been produced to traditional standards with high animal welfare pork and infused with chunks of truffle for a truly delectable flavour. Bon appetit!
Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate
We have partnered with COCO Chocolatier to provide you with the very best artisan chocolate.
Challenging industry norms, COCO Chocolatier begin the making of the chocolate at origin before passionately transforming it in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a result, more wealth remains within developing economies.