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.
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."
Today kicks off the start of London Cocktail Week, so we thought it only fitting to feature the Q&A between Richard and LuxDeco, when they discussed the Art of Glassblowing and our favourite Cut Crystal collections
It goes without saying, there is often much thought that goes into serving wine when hosting a dinner party: food pairings, the right number of bottles, wine temperature, and the order in which you are planning on serving them.
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