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5 wines for perfect February drinking

February is that terrible in between month – the miserable end of winter (not even Xmas to look forward to!) with...

Occasion: Six Nations Rugby

❤️ Pingza Loves: Veuve Monsigny Champagne

 

Food Pairing: Yorkshire Puddings

The Yorkshire Pudding. A national icon and an absolute must on Sunday roasts up and down the country. Today, on 2nd...

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Occasion: Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! In this video, Tom from Pingza explores the perfect wine pairings for your favourite Chinese...

Can I still have a glass of wine this Veganuary?

Yes yes! And here's exactly why:

❤️ Pingza Loves: Clare Valley Riesling

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❤️ Pingza Loves: Crozes Hermitage

Albariño

Sam from Pingza talks about Albariño.

Albariño... 6 Things To Know {pro/ ahl-buh-reen-yoh}

Find out here about this trendy Spanish white grape which also calls Portugal home.

Cabernet Franc... 6 Things To Know {pro/ cab-er-nay fronk}

  What is it famous for?

Cabernet Sauvignon

In this video, Sam from Pingza explains how best to enjoy a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. She tells you a bit about its...

Cabernet Sauvignon... 6 Things To Know {pro/ kab-er-nay sew-ving-nyon}

It is known as the king of red grapes in France, but it seems to achieve greatness everywhere.

Chardonnay

In this video, Sam from Pingza explains how best to enjoy a glass of Chardonnay. She tells you a bit about its past,...

Chardonnay... 6 Things To Know {pro/ shard-onn-ay}

It is grown across the globe and makes some of the most expensive white wines in the world. What is it about Chardonnay?

Chenin Blanc

Click on the video below to watch Sam from Pingza talk about Chenin Blanc.

Chenin Blanc... 6 Things To Know {pro/ shen-in-blonk}

  Find out why this lesser-known white grape variety is definitely worth a try, particularly with food.

Food Pairing: Bangers & Mash

Not sure what wine pairs with Bangers & Mash? Tom from Pingza has plenty of ideas!

Food Pairing: Burgers

Not sure what wine pairs with burgers? Tom from Pingza has plenty of ideas!

Food Pairing: Cheese

Not sure what wine pairs with Stilton, with Brie, or with goats cheese? Tom from Pingza takes you on a journey across...

Food Pairing: Fish & Chips

Not sure what wine pairs with Fish & Chips? Tom from Pingza has plenty of ideas!

Food Pairing: Fish Curry

Tom from Pingza talks about what you should pair with fish curry.

Food Pairing: General

Not sure about matching wine with food? Tom from Pingza gives you three great tips to get you started.

Food Pairing: Macaroni

Not sure what wine pairs with Mac & Cheese? Tom from Pingza has plenty of ideas!

Food Pairing: Pizza

Not sure what wine pairs with Pizza? Tom from Pingza has plenty of ideas!

Food Pairing: Quiche

Tom from Pingza discusses what wine you should pair with quiche!

Food Pairing: Roast Chicken

Not sure what wine pairs with Roast Chicken? Tom from Pingza has plenty of ideas!

Food Pairing: Roast Lamb

Tom from Pingza talks about what wines to pair with roast lamb.

Food Pairing: Salmon

Not sure what wine pairs with salmon? Tom from Pingza has plenty of ideas!

Food Pairing: Spaghetti Bolognese

Tom from Pingza talks about what wines to pair with a nice serving of spaghetti bolognese.

Food Pairing: Spicy Food

Tom from Pingza talks about what wines to pair with a serving of something hot & spicy!

Food Pairing: Steak

Not sure what wine pairs with steak? Tom from Pingza has plenty of ideas!

Food Pairing: Sushi

Not sure what wine to choose? Tom from Pingza talks about what wines to pair with sushi.

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Food Pairing: Vegetable Stir Fry

Tom from Pingza talks about what you should drink with your vegetable stir fry in order to enjoy it to the max!

Gewürztraminer

Sam from Pingza talks about Gewürztraminer.

Gewürztraminer... 6 Things To Know {pro/ gerv-ertz-tram-ina}

  Many say that Gewürztraminer is a love-it-or-hate-it grape. Give it a go to see where you sit!

Guide To House Wine

Tom from Pingza talks to us about house wine!

Guide To Natural & Organic Wine

In this video, Sam from Pingza tells you all you need to know natural, organic and biodynamic wine; and explains what...

Cork vs Screw cap

Sam from Pingza talks about corks and screwcaps, including discussing how the latter came about.

Guide To: English Sparkling

Tom from Pingza talks about English Sparkling.

Guide To: Glassware

Tom from Pingza walks you through glassware in an in-depth look.

If I Like Beer, What Wines Might I Like?

Tom from Pingza walks you through what wines to explore should you be partial to a pint of beer.

If I Like Bitter, Which Wines Might I Like?

Tom from Pingza talks about what wines you might like if you have a preference for bitter.

If I Like IPA, Which Wines Might I Like?

Tom from Pingza discusses what wines you should try if you enjoy IPAs.

If I Like Lager, Which Wines Might I Like?

Tom from Pingza talks about lager and gives suggestions on what wines to try if you like lager.

If I Like Pale Ale, Which Wines Might I Like?

Tom from Pingza walks us all through the ins and outs of pale ale and why these are the wines to try if you love it.

If I Like Porter, Which Wines Might I Like?

Tom from Pingza goes into great depth about the wines you may like if you enjoy porter.

If I Like Stout, Which Wines Might I Like?

Tom from Pingza helps you to discover wines you may enjoy if you're partial to stout.

Guide To: Sherry

Tom from Pingza talks about Sherry.

Guide To: Stainless Steel

Sam from Pingza talks about stainless steel tanks and why they are sometimes used instead of wood.

Guide To: Terroir

Tom from Pingza talks about Terroir.

Guide To: The Pingza Palate Quiz

Sam from Pingza talks about the Palate Quiz.

How To "Approve" A Wine In A Restaurant

Sam from Pingza sheds light on why we are poured a little wine to try in a restaurant when we order a bottle.

How To Bag A Bargain

Tom and Sam from Pingza discuss their techniques for bagging a bargain!

How To Choose A Gift: Boss/Clients

Choosing a gift is no easy task! Tom from Pingza will help you to discover the best wines to gift to your boss and/or...

How To Choose A Gift: Child's Teacher

Wine makes for a great gift, but how do you choose the most appropriate bottle for your child’s school teacher? In this...

How To Read A Wine Label

In this video, Sam explains how to find your way around a wine label, and in particular the differences between Old...

How to Talk to a Sommelier?

Tom from Pingza talks about how to be a Sommelier.

How To Taste Wine

Tom from Pingza is your guide on how to get the most out of a wine by understanding what the colour means, why sniffing...

How To: Father’s Day

Tom from Pingza talks about how to choose the right gift for Father's Day.

Let's Talk About "New World" & "Old World"

In this video, Tom and Sam from Pingza explain what we mean when we distinguish between “Old World” and “New...

Let's Talk About: Rosé

Tom and Sam from Pingza have an in-depth discussion about Rosé.

Malbec... 6 Things To Know {pro/ mall-beck}

From relative obscurity to world famous by way of Argentina, Malbec is the ultimate crowd-pleaser.

Malbec

In this video, Sam from Pingza explains how best to enjoy a glass of Malbec. She tells you a bit about its origins, and...

Grenache... 6 Things To Know {pro/ gren-nash}

  What is it famous for?

Merlot

In this video, Sam from Pingza explains how best to enjoy a glass of Merlot. She tells you a little bit about its past,...

Merlot... 6 Things To Know {pro/ Myrrh-low}

It is inexpensive and globally revered.

Occasion: Bad Week

In this video, Sam from Pingza gives you a few tips on how to give yourself a little TLC in a glass after a bad week.

Occasion: BBQ

In this video, Tom from Pingza gives you a few tips on which wines to serve at your BBQ.

Occasion: Dinner Party

Tom from Pingza talks about what kind of wine you should take to a Dinner Party.

Occasion: Good Week

You've had a good week! Now treat yourself! Tom from Pingza talks about just how you should reward yourself after...

Occasion: Simple Supper

Tom from Pingza talks about what you should pair with a simple supper.

Occasion: TV Sporting Event

Tom from Pingza talks about what you should drink during a televised sports event!

Pinot Grigio

Click on the video below to watch Sam from Pingza talk about Pinot Grigio.

Pinot Grigio... 6 Things To Know {pro/ pee-noh-greach-io}

  Pinot Grigio is the same grape as Pinot Gris, but how similar are the wines?

Nebbiolo... 6 Things To Know {pro/ nebby-oh-low}

It is still tantalisingly hard to find a good Nebbiolo outside of north-west Italy, its homeland. It is highly sought...

5 White Grapes To Get You Started!

  1. Chardonnay

DYK… You Don’t Really Taste Wine, You Smell It!

One of the most important tools for wine tasting is your nose!!

6 Red Grapes To Get You Started!

 

Prosecco... 5 Things To Know

  What does it taste like?

Old World Wine vs New World Wine

  Old World (OW)

How Is Wine Made?

 

Pinot Noir

Click on the video below to watch Sam from Pingza talk about Pinot Noir.

Pinot Noir... 6 Things To Know {pro/ pee-no nwahr}

It is a rare red grape which prefers cooler climates, and winemakers often get passionate about it...

Bordeaux... 6 Things To Know {pro/ bored-oh}

 

Riesling

In this video, Sam from Pingza explains how best to enjoy a glass of Riesling. She tells you a bit about where it grows...

Riesling... 6 Things To Know {pro/ reeze-ling}

  Time for Riesling to shake off its frumpy image! Here’s why!

Burgundy... 6 Things To Know {pro/ burr-gun-dee}

It is still possible to find affordable wine in this region, which produces some of the world’s ultimate Pinot Noir and...

Australia... 6 Things To Know

It is best known for Shiraz but there’s an amazing diversity of wine in Australia.

Sangiovese

Sam from Pingza talks about the red grape Sangiovese.

Sangiovese... 6 Things To Know {pro/ sanjio-vay-zay}

You might not have heard of it, but it is the Chianti grape! Find out more about why it is important, here.

England… 6 Things To Know

  It’s official. Grapes now ripen in England and the sparkling wine emerging is of brilliant quality.

Champagne… 6 Things To Know {pro/ cham-pain}

Marlborough... 6 Things To Know {pro/ marl-bor-aah}

Explore the heartland of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - where scenes from The Hobbit were filmed!

Sauvignon Blanc

In this video, Tom from Pingza explains how best to enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. He tells you a bit about its...

Sauvignon Blanc... 6 Things To Know {pro/ Sove-in-gnon-Blonk}

It exploded in popularity across the world as one of the most famous wines. What is it about Sauvignon Blanc?

France... 6 Things To Know

Syrah & Shiraz

Syrah/Shiraz... 6 Things To Know {pro/ si-rah} - {pro/ sheer-ras}

  Syrah and Shiraz are the same grape, but make very different wines, as we explore here.

Rioja... 6 Things To Know {pro/ ree-ock-aah}

Italy... 6 Things To Know

A look at the diversity of Italian grapes and how to enjoy them with Italian food.

Tuscany... 6 Things To Know {pro/ tus-can-ee}

New Zealand... 6 Things To Know

Tempranillo

Tempranillo... 6 Things To Know {pro/ tem-preu-knee-o}

  Love Rioja but don’t know much about it? Read on!

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How Are Grapes Grown?

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