Are you ready for a Gin Paradise?

Welcome to 2017! With gin sales still rising, one of our new years resolutions is to educate our readers and introduce them to the real world of gin. With this in mind we thought it a good idea to get in touch with Claire Davies from Greedy Word Smith. Claire is a self confessed gin […]

The love story of Celestino & Federica

Us Brits love a romantic tale. Whether it be the latest rom-com at the cinema or the sweet old couple who are childhood sweethearts, we’re suckers for a story! Celestino and Federica are no exception. They met whilst on holiday in the Almafic coast and their passions soon created the most delicious Orange and Limoncello in […]

Wine and chocolate

Rumour has it that pairing wine and chocolate simply cannot be done. However, in the Liquid Indulgence office our wine glasses are half full and we are determined to prove that wine and chocolate are a match made in heaven! [title text=”Which chocolate?” link=”” link_text=””] After experimenting with various types of chocolate we have found […]

A load of Rioja – do you know your Tempranillo from your Crianza?

[title text=”Tempranillo” style=”center”] Tempranillo is finding it’s feet in the New World as it becomes a popular grape in vineyards across California. However back in Europe it still remains the native red grape of Spain. Deep in Northern Spain is a region called Rioja, Rioja is wine region which creates fine, elegant and interesting wines […]

Thirty grapes in thirty days: Albariño

The second to last grape is upon us! Albariño is a white grape grown in the Northwest of Spain. It is also grown in the Vinho Verde region in Portugal and is known as Alvarinho. The white varietal is a very distinguished grape in Spain and is a popular grape in both blended whites and single […]

Thirty grapes in thirty days: Grenache

Grenache (also known as Garnacha) is one of the most widely planted red grape varieties in the world. Both Old World and New World vineyards are avid fans of the grape . To prove its popularity World Grenache Day is celerbated every year on September 3rd. Its origins are unknown but experts reckon the grape […]

Thirty grapes in thirty days: Verdejo

Verdejo is the great white of Rueda, Spain. A grape that was once lost to ignorance until 15 years ago but now is Rueda’s greatest white varietal. Verdejo is prone to premature oxidation which means that the wine oxidises and becomes undrinkable. However the good people of Rueda have found ways to overcome this obstacle […]

Thirty grapes in thirty days: Carignan

‘It was the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The red wine was flowing, late on Christmas eve, Pour me the Carignan would you please’ Yes today’s grape is Carignan. A red varietal originally from Spain and known as ‘Carinena’ to the Spanish natives. […]

Thirty grapes in thirty days: Xarel-lo

Xarel-lo, pronounced sha-rel-lo, is a white grape grown in Penedes, Spain. 2016 is going to be a big year for Xarel-lo and we reckon over the next few years it will grow to be the new Pinot Grigio in terms of popularity. A bold statement we know but we’ve fallen in love with Xarel-lo and […]

Thirty grapes in thirty days: Viognier

Viognier, pronounced vee-on-yay, is a white grape variety that is perhaps unknown to some. It originated in Northern Rhône, France but is notably grown worldwide. Recently plantings of the grape have expanded in France to now include Southern Rhône and Languedoc. Whilst the change in terroir hasn’t altered the taste of the grape, Viognier sells at […]