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What wine goes with steak
What wine goes with steak General Posts

When you’re thinking of what to drink with steak, the first answer that springs to mind is normally wine. And not just any wine, you usually picture a glass of fine full-bodied red wine.

The combination of a tender beef steak and a bottle of ruby red is almost inseparable in fine dining. Beyond the number one rule of wine pairing: reds with reds, there’s a good reason why steak and wine go hand in hand.

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What Wine Goes with Curry?
What Wine Goes with Curry? General Posts

Wine and curry sounds like an unlikely combination, after all millions of people all around the country swear by a pint of beer with their chicken tikka masala. However, a glass of wine can be just as delightful with your curry dish.

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10 Best Wines to Gift for Father’s Day
10 Best Wines to Gift for Father’s Day General Posts

10 Best Wines to Gift for Father’s Day

If you’re stuck for gift ideas for Father’s Day why not go for a classic wine? A nice bottle of wine can be the perfect way to make your dad feel special and appreciated. Pair this with a delicious home cooked dinner and you have the recipe for a Father’s Day success.

At Mr Wheeler’s we’re known for helping you choose better wine. Our range includes hand selected white wines, red wines and sparklers from some of the very best artisan and well-known winemakers from around the world. 

In this wine guide we want to give you some inspiration for wines to give this Father’s Day. Here are our top choices: 

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Wine Glossary: A - Z of Wine
Wine Glossary: A - Z of Wine General Posts

We’re all familiar with the reputation of viniculture and its association with the inexplicable terminology and impossible rhetoric of pretentious wine pseudos. But at Mr.Wheeler, we feel that fine wine and the lexicon that orbits it really needn’t be so impenetrable. Wine often speaks for itself when you sip.

Because we choose better wine at Mr.Wheeler, we think some wine terms are worth defining in an accessible and understandable way. We want to help wine lovers expand their oenological vocabulary along with their palate. This is why we have created an A to Z wine glossary which covers all the important terms every wine lover should know.

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Wine Varietals: Complete Guide 2022
Wine Varietals: Complete Guide 2022 Buying Guides: Explore Them All

People who are new to fine wine tasting often report that the labelling of the wine can be confusing; with different terms making it hard to understand a wine’s characteristics.

One of the expressions often seen on wine bottles is ‘varietal’. In this article we shed a bit of light on the meaning of the term, its history and the most popular wine varietals. Read until the end to become an expert and impress your friends at the next dinner party.

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Rhône 2019 En Primeur Vintage Report
Rhône 2019 En Primeur Vintage Report All Fine Wines Related News

2019 in the Rhône is yet another resounding success based both on our tastings and on the comments of the wine critics which include 'stellar year' and 'beautiful, possibly exceptional'.

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Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur Report
Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur Report All Fine Wines Related News

In advance of our official Mr.Wheeler communication we wanted to let you know that exciting news has started to surface from Bordeaux regarding this year’s delayed En Primeur release. In a nutshell the campaign is officially underway, with a number of notable wines already starting to find their way to the market. Though at this point in time we are witnessing Petits Châteaux releases, with speculation that the region’s star wines will start to appear across June and July, the message from the region is clear...

There will be a 2019 Bordeaux En Primeur Campaign this year.

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Pommard Burgundy 2018 En Primeur: A Review
Pommard Burgundy 2018 En Primeur: A Review All Fine Wines Related News

We tasted a lot of very good Burgundy in 2018, and the quality of the vintage shines through from top to bottom. But something particularly struck us about Pommard this year…

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Bordeaux 2018 En Primeur Report
Bordeaux 2018 En Primeur Report All Fine Wines Related News

The superb 2018 vintage in Bordeaux was very much the result of two diametrically opposed periods – a very wet first half of the season, with just enough dry weather to allow flowering to happen smoothly, which on the one hand lead to the loss of part of the crop through mildew but, crucially, replenished water tables.

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Burgundy 2017 En Primeur: Our Top Picks
Burgundy 2017 En Primeur: Our Top Picks All Fine Wines Related News

There is simply no doubt that 2017 Burgundy has been a huge hit for the Mr.Wheeler team and our customers alike.

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Château Guiraud Wines: Our Review
Château Guiraud Wines: Our Review General Posts

Dry White Bordeaux is one of the wine world’s most exciting, yet regularly overlooked wine styles. Having been blessed with the opportunity to taste extensively in the region on numerous occasions, the Mr.Wheeler team always returns to the UK full of excitement about the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillion blends enjoyed during their travels.

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Château D'Escurac 2007: Our Review
Château D'Escurac 2007: Our Review General Posts

At the end of January the Mr.Wheeler team were treated to an extensive blind tasting of Red Bordeaux with an upper budget of £15 a bottle from our current portfolio. The aim? To understand the true value of our wines in the glass, to spot strengths, weaknesses and to understand the true depth of our offering. Unbeknownst to us, our Buyer, Ben Godfrey, introduced a “ringer” to the tasting. We’re extremely pleased he did!

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What Is Sauvignon Blanc
What Is Sauvignon Blanc General Posts

Sauvignon Blanc's popularity seems to grow and grow, with no signs of this changing just yet. As the British palate has developed a taste for drier, more aromatic whites, Sauvignon Blanc has come into its own. Few varieties can match its fragrant, zesty and refreshing youthful appeal.

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Bordeaux 2017 Early Vintage Review Part 3
Bordeaux 2017 Early Vintage Review Part 3 General Posts

Day three of my 2017 Bordeaux tastings was met with a bright and sunny start as we escaped Bordeaux city for the rolling hillside of the region’s Right Bank. St Emilion and Pomerol lay in wait and most importantly for my palate, a break in play from the tannic impact of young Cabernet Sauvignon led wines!

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Bordeaux 2017 Early Vintage Review | Part 2
Bordeaux 2017 Early Vintage Review | Part 2 General Posts

Day two in Bordeaux’s Left Bank and our attention turned to the classic communes of St Julien, Margaux and Pauillac. Pessac-Leognan had already provided a delicious range of wines, where the very best examples displayed delicious candied notions of redcurrant, with vibrant freshness and well integrated tannins. La Mission Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion itself led the way as the star wines of the campaign so far, for both red and dry whites.

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Bordeaux 2017 Early Vintage Review
Bordeaux 2017 Early Vintage Review General Posts

Following the excellent preceding twin vintages of 2015 and 2016, it was never going to be the easiest task for 2017 Bordeaux to fire the imagination of buyers. Quality across those two vintages had been brilliantly received by critics and private customers alike. Many wines ticked all the boxes for both high quality drinkability, whilst also delivering strong investment credentials for those buyers who were so inclined.

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2016 Rhône Wine: Our Review
2016 Rhône Wine: Our Review All Fine Wines Related News

With so much planned for the first half of 2018, we anticipate a foray into France’s Rhône Valley too, offering 2016 to our customers from both the North and South of this majestic region for the first time.

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Bordeaux 2017 En Primeur Report
Bordeaux 2017 En Primeur Report All Fine Wines Related News

As the year moves on we find ourselves knocking on Bordeaux’s door once again.

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The Top 5 Benefits Of Online Wine Buying
The Top 5 Benefits Of Online Wine Buying General Posts

Increasing numbers of people are flocking to virtual wine sellers, opting to purchase their fine wines online and taking advantage of the many benefits that online retailers have to offer.

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Bordeaux 2016  Round-Up: Part 1 | The Left Bank
Bordeaux 2016 Round-Up: Part 1 | The Left Bank All Fine Wines Related News

So as the dust settles on a frenetic 2016 Bordeaux campaign, it is plain to see that the undisputed high quality evident in the wines produced has translated into burgeoning consumer demand.

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