Sunday roasts, Frasier and Men Behaving Badly – The Wined Up guide to fortified wines

When I was growing up in the nineties I used to go on bike rides with my dad up to my grandparent’s house for Sunday lunch. I always thought it was nice how it appeared Dad saw the importance of us seeing our grandparents and getting us exercise however it later dawned on me that … Continue reading Sunday roasts, Frasier and Men Behaving Badly – The Wined Up guide to fortified wines

“Come on! Chug, people!” An afternoon with Swig.co.uk.

You may have noticed that over the past year we have run profiles on a number of distributors, producers and pioneers within the wine industry. That’s because here at Wined Up, we like to talk about people and projects that we genuinely find interesting. We don’t plug certain companies for advertising revenue; we profile them … Continue reading “Come on! Chug, people!” An afternoon with Swig.co.uk.

High Street Woes: Wined Up’s take on the retail and hospitality crisis

It’s been a tough time recently for high street traders, with the likes of Toys-R-Us shutting up and New Look having to close 60 of its stores, it is a bleak time for the retailers. The hospitality industry isn’t immune to this either. Jamie’s Italian and Prezzo have had to close a number of their … Continue reading High Street Woes: Wined Up’s take on the retail and hospitality crisis

Orange wine: going back to basics or just a hipster fad? Everything you need to know

So, it’s that time of year again! It’s time for the RAW wine fair! The RAW wine fair is something that we hold close to our hearts at Wined Up, as it was the first expo that we were invited to as ‘press’. Not that it makes us important or anything like that but when … Continue reading Orange wine: going back to basics or just a hipster fad? Everything you need to know

Fiobbo – Offida Pecorino 2015: A wine you never knew about, but need to know about

I mentioned in a previous post that Italy is like my Achilles heel when it comes to wine knowledge, so lately I’ve been making an effort to drink more Italian wine. (Ok, that was just an excuse to drink more in general.) A couple of weeks ago, Lily and I met up with Rachael Leach … Continue reading Fiobbo – Offida Pecorino 2015: A wine you never knew about, but need to know about