Whitmore & White Food & Drink Blog

  • Barrel Aged Negroni

    Whitmore & White / March 22, 2017.

    Orson Welles commented on the Negroni cocktail: “The bitters are excellent for your liver, the gin is bad for you. They balance each other.” Negroni is a stunning gin cocktail aperitif, with equal measures of Gin, Vermouth and Campari. In West Kirby we are taking it further by aging it for twenty days in a brand new oak barrel.  Continue reading

  • Tom's Wine Choice of the Month

    Whitmore & White / March 22, 2017.

    My wine of the month - El Primero Graciano-Garnacha, Navarra, Spain - is also in my opinion the best value for money red in the range. Graciano and Garnacha are grapes used with Tempranillo to make Rioja but here they take centre stage to produce a juicy fruit-bomb. Continue reading

  • Britpop vs French Fizz - 5 Reasons why English Sparkling is a Match for Champagne

    Whitmore & White / March 22, 2017.

    Johnny Hallyday or the Beatles? Zidane or Beckham? Roast beef or Chateaubriand? Throw in a pinch of Waterloo and a soupçon of Agincourt and we have England Vs France, ye olde rivalry that is showing the green shoots of renaissance within the world of wine. Continue reading

  • Bourbon - Where the Buffalo Roam

    Whitmore & White / March 22, 2017.

    Buffalo Trace has a history that pre-dates most Scottish distilleries. The lush, fertile area on the Kentucky river was already known for it’s moonshiners before in 1787 the Lee’s Town distillery set up shop on the present day site and started shipping whiskey to New Orleans. Continue reading

  • New World vs. Old World Sauvignon Blanc

    Whitmore & White / March 22, 2017.

    Sauvignon Blanc - that razor-sharp, refreshing white wine with its lively aromatics and uplifting acidity is one of the most popular grape varieties in the world. From the cooler spots in South Africa and the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island, to the slopes of Bordeaux and the Loire Valley, Continue reading

  • Tonic & Gin - Mixing It Up!

    Whitmore & White / March 22, 2017.

    Gin is in and we're extremely proud of our extensive range of this matchless juniper based spirit.  Our collection takes you on a worldwide trip, starting right here in the North West of England. The popularity of gin has really taken off and its drinkers are getting increasingly savvy when it comes to making the most of their favourite drink.  Continue reading

  • Stars of Champagne!

    Whitmore & White / March 22, 2017.

    “Come quickly, I’m drinking the stars!” - Dom Pérignon may have never actually uttered those immortal words, but every sip of Champagne is as mystical and wonderful from the first glass to the last, and that quote sums up the experience poetically.

    In fact Dom Pérignon, contrary to popular belief, did not invent, create or stumble across Champagne.  Continue reading

  • Wine By The Glass

    Whitmore & White / March 22, 2017.

    Wine has been a passion of mine for a long time, I enjoy talking about it, but It is still a daunting subject, even for me.  After all, any recommendation will always be based on my tastes and what I enjoy drinking, and knowing that my recommendation could be the difference between the perfect anniversary meal or spoilt evening, I feel the pressure! Continue reading

  • It's Mother's Day so less of the whining and more of the wining!

    Whitmore & White / March 21, 2017.

    Mother's Day is celebrated all over the world, in different months and with various traditions.  Whatever the differences, the heart of the matter is to spoil our mum and allow her to put her feet up.   Continue reading

  • Wine Tasting 101 - A Short Guide for First Timers

    Whitmore & White / March 15, 2017.

    So, you've tried a few wines, you found a few you like and few you don't. You've moved on from the supermarket to your friendly independent wine merchants (yoohoo!) and have started to explore a whole new world of wine. But how do you really start to learn about the wine in front of you when it comes to making good choices?  Continue reading

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