Showcasing South Africa: Meet the Platter 5* Producers

[twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”] [fblike style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”] Not only are the winelands of South Africa visually stunning, we are consistently impressed by the quality of wines coming out of this dynamic region. South Africa’s wine industry “officially” begun in 1659, when commander of the Dutch East India Company, Jan van Riebeeck, declared on the 2nd of February:…

Not-so-dry January: pairing wine and healthy food

[twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”] [fblike style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”] January – synonymous with detoxing and sobriety. Christmas is a time for indulging in great food and wine, with higher alcohol consumption an inevitable byproduct of the seasonal festivities. Whilst many people choose to go dry in January, for many health-related or lifestyle reasons, there are…

End the year with a bang – and some bubbles! Celebrate with something sparkling

[twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”] [fblike style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”] How is it a month until Christmas already!? Before we finish wondering how fast it went, it will be time to usher in the New Year – for 2017 perhaps more hastily than the last! Nevertheless, this is the perfect time to celebrate with friends and family, and no…

Vegan Christmas dish and wines to match by Kerstin Rodgers AKA @MsMarmiteLover

[twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”] [fblike style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”] Vegan and Vegetarian Christmas What to serve vegans and vegetarians at Christmas is a head scratcher for those used to the simplicities of a giant turkey as a centrepiece. Some people can only imagine meat as an impressive seasonal treat, and they are stumped when it…

Bordeaux for Dummies by Kerstin Rodgers AKA @MsMarmiteLover

[twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”] [fblike style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”] Bordeaux is arguably the best-known wine in the world after Champagne, but it has an image problem. Since the 1980s, younger people prefer to drink wine from elsewhere – usually the New World, meaning Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, America. Our consumption of Bordeaux has…

Autumn Treats and Winter Warmers: all your seasonal needs in one place

[twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”] [fblike style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”] WineTrust is dedicated to bringing you a one-stop wine shop for the coming seasons (Christmas to follow shortly!). Whether its easy drinking, mid-week comfort wines; drinks to entertain friends and family; or it’s simply time to indulge in something special, consult our handy guide on what to drink over the…

WineTrust joins London Wine Festival in Celebrating All Things Greek

[twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”] [fblike style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”] As the London Greek Wine Festival gets set to celebrate the best of Greece this weekend, WineTrust invites you to enjoy some of the country’s most acclaimed wines, regions and estates. This stunning spot on island of Santorini is loved by tourists the world over; however, the main attractions…

Spotlight on South Africa: Introducing Newton Johnson and the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

[twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”] [fblike style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”] Working with Richard Kelley MW and the team at Dreyfus Ashby, WineTrust is delighted to bring you Newton Johnson Family Vineyards – a fresh face for the South Africa portfolio. Also making its WineTrust debut is the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde valley, producing some equally beautiful wines to…

Veggie burger and veggie wines by Kerstin Rodgers aka @MsMarmiteLover

[twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”] [fblike style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]     We talk often about wine and food matchings for meat and fish, but what about vegetarian food? What do you drink with a veggie burger? What do you drink with tofu? Or avocado? By listing whether a wine contains animal products, Winetrust caters to vegetarians and vegans. Egg…

15 wine coolers for summer (from spritzers to wine slushies) by Kerstin Rodgers aka @MsMarmiteLover

[twitter style=”horizontal” float=”left”] [fblike style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”] Snobbery and wine go together like love and marriage. I remember visiting the States a few years ago and getting very snooty about people putting ice cubes in their wine… even red wine! But let’s stop and think a minute. Sometimes, when the weather is pushing…