FROM HYGGE TO HOGMANAY – HOW THE WORLD CELEBRATES THE FESTIVE SEASON

Global research by Diageo explores celebration rituals across the world as two-thirds (66%) raise a toast of celebration. Findings reveal the Danish art of hygge is alive and well with over half (57%) choosing to host a simple festive celebration at home. Global research released today by Diageo examines the shape of modern festive celebrations

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Wine Road Less Traveled

Exciting wine regions you’ve never heard of We are all familiar with the popular and famous wine producing areas around the world, or at least many of them. In France, Burgundy and Bordeaux top the list; Chianti and Barolo in Italy; California in the US, Rioja and Ribera in Spain. However, over the past two

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The Price on Taste

The difference between cheap and expensive wine There’s a popular belief that the more expensive something is the better it is, but is it really? Well, it depends, and it actually depends on many things. Let’s start with the main point: you like what you like and you should drink what you enjoy rather than

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Land of the Long White Wine

In a cluttered wine landscape, where so many seem the same, the Kiwis do it differently New Zealand is far away, in fact so far away from everything that it’s almost isolated from the nearest country by over 1,500km. Such isolation, together with the climate and the particularities of the different soils that can be found

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Value for Money

Let ’s imagine that you’re a football coach looking to discover a new top player, where would you start looking? You definitely wouldn’t go scouting at the top clubs because the players there are already well-known and would cost a lot. The same applies to importers who are looking for a new top wine or

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Life in Pink

Rosé wines have gone from peripheral fancy to an essential element of a wine lover’s repertoire Perhaps the thing that most surprised me regarding wine when I arrived to Vietnam was that hardly anyone was enjoying a glass of rosé. With the hot tropical weather and nice terraces all around, I was expecting people to be

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Made in America

From California to New York, an introduction to US wines When it comes to choosing wine, the US often gets overlooked unless, of course, you’re American or live in the US. However, the US wine arena has quite a few delicious things to offer drinkers. It is one of the leading countries in both imports

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Tango & Wine

This month we’re heading to South America to one of the New World’s fastest growing exporter of wines Argentina is one of those few countries that can produce amazing wines at fantastic prices but, because of poor export policies and lack of knowledge from the public, its wines are not as widely available or known

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Wine It Up

From Asti Spumante to Barolo, the wines of Piedmont are among Italy’s most prolific and best rated In the far north-west of Italy lies Piedmont, one of the most famous wine producing areas not just in Italy but all over the world. Surrounded by Valle d’Aosta, Lombardy, Bologna, Liguria, Switzerland and France, Piedmont is home

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Supertuscans

Plenty to discover with Italian wines Italy is paradise for wine lovers. Like France or Spain, virtually every single Italian region and province, including the islands, produces wine. The country also has over 400 autochtone grapes (rising to over 2,000 if you include sub-varieties). A few decades ago, Italy was famous for producing large amounts

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