Posted by David Piddington on July 05, 2012 0 Comments
We are really excited to announce a new sweep stake on Facebook, giving our customers the chance to win a free case (6 bottles) of Yellow Label Chardonnay with Free Shipping! It's a great offer!
To have a chance of winning, simply visit Facebook.com/winedealsdirect, Like us and enter your details. We'll be announcing the winner on Facebook and on our blog on Friday 27th.
Good luck and share the link with your friends and family to enter! It's free to enter the sweep stake!
Posted by David Piddington on July 01, 2012 0 Comments
Download Delicious Jacob's Creek Summer Wine Cocktail Recipes. Jacob's Creek are the official wine of Wimbledon 2012. We are excited to have some great deals on the Wine Deals Direct website right now. Click here for wine deals on Jacob's Creek
Posted by Naimish Gohil on May 07, 2012 0 Comments
Winedealsdirect looks forward to the much distinguished Drinks International worlds most admired wines brands awards each year, and now for 2012 the results are out.
Concha y Toro is the World’s Most Admired Wine Brand for the second year running, according to a survey by Drinks International.
In second place, also for the second year running is Torres, followed by Antinori, Penfolds, Jacob’s Creek, Kendall-Jackson, Michel Chapoutier, Guigal, Vega Sicilia and Chateau Margaux.
Sixty members of the global wine community nominated the wine brands they admire most. Voters included Peter McCombie MW, Peter Marks MW, Tuomas Meriluoto MW, Kym Milne MW and Lynne Sherriff MW.
In his opening summary, Most Admired Wine Brands editor Graham Holter writes: “The results provided a fascinating insight into how the wine industry regards its leading players.
“The list includes brands that are found in Shanghai boardrooms as well as mom and pop stores in Minnesota, and all points in between. Congratulations to all the brands who achieved a ranking in this unique project.”
The 50 Most Admired Wine Brands are:
1 Concha y Toro
5 Jacob's Creek
6 Kendall Jackson
7 Michel Chapoutier
9 Vega Sicilia
10 Chateau Margaux
12 JP Chenet
14 Brancott Estate
15 Marques de Riscal
16 Chateau Ste Michelle
17 Oyster Bay
18 Cheval Blanc
20 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti
21 Campo Viejo
22 Cloudy Bay
23 Chateau Lafite
25 Marques de Caceres
26 Blue Nun
28 Robert Mondavi
29 Santa Rita
30 Chateau Haut-Brion
33 Chateau d'Yquem
36 Chateau Le Pin
38 O Fournier
39 Chateau Mouton Rothschild
40 Chateau Petrus
43 Paul Jaboulet Aine
45 Dr Loosen
46 Wither Hills
47 Oxford Landing
49 Black Tower
Posted by Naimish Gohil on May 05, 2012 0 Comments
Everyones favourite food show, Channel 4's Come Dine With Me have written a great article on everyday foods that are perfectly complemented by Hardys wine.
Some of the recipes are absolutely great and are a must try. Our personal favourite is the 'King Prawn Curry' with Hardy's Stamp of Australia Grenache Shiraz Rose. Even we were pleasantly surprised at how well the recommendation worked, normally drinking the Shiraz Rose simply as a casual wine rather than a dining wine, but now has certainly changed our minds.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Pinch cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh root ginger
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 2 plump green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
- ½ tube tomato puree
- 400g raw peeled king prawns
- ½ tsp garam masala
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
How to make prawn curry
1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the cumin seeds, ginger, garlic and onions for 5 minutes until the onion is softened, stirring regularly.
2. Stir in the tomatoes and chillies and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Add the garam masala and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir in the tomato puree and simmer gently for 3-4 minutes, stirring regularly.
3. While the sauce is simmering, heat the remaining oil in a small frying pan and fry the prawns over a medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes until pink and cooked through. Toss into the pan with the tomato sauce and bubble for a few seconds. Serve.
More great food and wine recommendations can be found by clicking this link here which will take you to the Channel 4 website.
Posted by Naimish Gohil on May 05, 2012 0 Comments
We here at Wine Deals Direct love the 'The Guardian & Observer guide to wine'. The guide offers a plethora of knowledge about the wine world. In addition is updated with great articles on a timely basis and features a 'wine of the week' column which regularly features many of our great wines.
Futhermore, Tim Aktin from www.timatkin.com, the 'Master of Wine' is a regular contributor to the guide. Tim's own website is also a fantastic source of wine reviews, recipes that go perfectly with our favourite wines and special reports on wine producing regions. We certainly agree with Tim's self pronounced title of 'Master of Wine', we visit his website almost daily for wine tips, food recipes to go with the wines we enjoy and to keep up to date with his blog.
Posted by Naimish Gohil on April 28, 2012 0 Comments
This is a cross bred cattle that is reared on the plains in Hereford where the pasture conditions are ideal for producing high quality flavoursome meat. It’s the ultimate hybrid. Fat in the right places creates beautiful marbling but it’s low enough in fat also to produce beautiful quality. Match with Jacob’s Creek Reserve Shiraz.
- 100g fresh shitake mushrooms
- Rub each of fillets with oil and season. Seal the beef for about 2-3 mins each side for medium rare.
- Fry the shallots until soft, add the mushrooms and garlic. When soft add tomato purée, cook 3 mins then add port and reduce. Add orange zest, thyme and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce by 2/3
- Just before serving add tablespoon of cold butter then whisk in to sauce.
- To make the creamed celeriac, simply mash with the cream and seasoning. Spoon celeriac between 4 plates, place the fillet of beef on top and serve with the sauce spooned over top
To see further recipes like this, please visit the Family Food Magazine website by clicking http://www.familyfoodmagazine.co.uk