Do you need a different glass for different wines? Can you drink red wine with fish or white with meat? Is it true that only red wine needs decanting? What is the proper way to taste wine in a restaurant?
Who better to ask these questions to than world-renowned wine critic and our good friend, Jancis Robinson. During Jancis' World Atlas of Wine tour in the US earlier this year, she and Richard popped into Food52 to bust some of the biggest wine myths around.
With Christmas now less than a month away, we can't help but start to think about what is going to feature on our Christmas cheese board this year. Better yet, which wines are we going to match them with?
We could think of anyone better than Wine Expert, Writer and Presenter of the Wine Show Joe Fattorini to recommend his cheese and wine pairings for a foolproof Christmas lunch. Like Joe, we will of course be using the "One Glass for Every Wine" Jancis Robinson wine glass, which comes in handy in such situations as we'll be tasting whites, reds and sweet wines!
We're mighty pleased that gin has found its way home and is now being distilled left, right and centre in London. We're sure the gin lover in your life feels the same, so we've pulled together the perfect gin gift guide, hand picked just for them.
"My greatest joy as a sommelier, winemaker, author, and collector, has been sharing the wines that excite me. But, it’s not just the wine itself that fascinates me – it’s also the process of how the wine was created. Every important wine has a strong sense of will behind it, and every serious winery shares a desire to find a deeper knowledge of their vineyards; to discover the beauty that lies within the balance between the grape, soil and microclimate."
We had the absolute pleasure of partnering with Rémy Martin for a Cognac Cocktail Masterclass last night at The Conran Shop, Chelsea. We're so pleased to be able to share the recipes for each of these delicious cocktails, which were brought to us by the one and only Jack Charlton, Rémy's UK brand ambassador and expert mixologist.
Here at Richard Brendon, we all love good food, wine, tea and cocktails, so when we're not eating or drinking it, we're most likely reading about it.
Amongst all of the Christmas festive fun, we're looking forward to settling down and reading the below. We've asked some of the RB team to share with you which books feature on their Christmas lists this year...
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