Sipping On Cherry Wine: What do you like your wine with cherry or grapes?

At the moment I am loving the flavour of this red label cherry wine. It  has been popular since the ‘70s.

Branded with the generous RED LABEL this wine immediately sounded like a lot of fun,  I poured some in a glass took a sip and am hooked. There’s a slight sweet almond and nutmeg taste and it’s very much likened to the smell of Amaretto and Kipling’s cakes.   The taste doesn’t differ from the smell. The texture is smooth and light with a mélange of ultra-sweet cherries and marzipan. It is by far the sweetest wine-based drink I have ever tasted.  The sweetness of this wine is used to add flavour to christmas cakes, buns and pastries.

This vintage wine is not cheap it cost from 6 to about 10 pounds. This goes well with;

Parma ham or similar

 

Foie gras or any rich pâté or terrine

 

Chicken or fish in a cream sauce

 

Roquefort or any blue cheese

 

Mature cheddar or any hard, salty cheese

 

Apricots (especially with Tokaji), pears

 

Strawberries, raspberries unadorned

Everyone Will Always Love Campari

Campari is often used in cocktails and is commonly served with soda water or citrus juice. It is produced by the Alfredo Campari Group, a multi-national company based in Italy.

Campari was invented in 1860 by Gaspare Campari in Novara, Italy. It was originally coloured with carmine dye, derived from crushed cochineal insects, which gave the drink its distinctive red colour. In 2006, Gruppo Campari ceased using carmine in its production.


In 1904, Campari’s first production plant was opened in Sesto San Giovanni, near Milan, Italy. The company required bars that bought Campari to display the Campari Bitters sign. Under the direction of Davide Campari, Gaspare’s son, the company began to export the beverage, first to Nice in the heart of the French Riviera, then overseas. The Campari brand is now distributed in over 190 countries. 

The recipe reportedly has not changed since that time: Campari is a blend of equal parts of alcohol, sugar syrup, distilled water, and an infusion flavored with oranges, rhubarb, and ginseng, as well as a mixture of herbs.

The must-buy wine from London Cru

Produced in London from grapes grown in Kent, this light, crisp and aromatic white wine has fresh perfumed notes of citrus and elderflower, with a bright, smooth flavour that lights up delicate dishes like lemon sole. Showing off the gentle character of Bacchus in all its glory, it also has an acidity that cuts through oils, so it goes well with anything tempura.

London Cru is central London’s first winery. With state-of-the-art equipment and only the best grapes hand-harvested from European vineyards.  London Cru’s wines are made in limited quantities and change with each vintage. All are made in central London’s first and only winery with grapes sourced from quality growers in Europe. Most wines are available to pre-order in advance of the official release.

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