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Protected: Pairings Experiences with a festive twist

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re now taking bookings for our Festive Pairings Experiences which are perfect for families, friends and work colleagues looking to explore the world of fine wine in a relaxed and informal setting.

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Unveiling our autumn tasting events

Unveiling our autumn tasting events

We’re delighted to unveil our autumn tasting events which will give guests the opportunity to explore the world of wine in an informal and relaxed setting.

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New Perspectives, An art exhibition of natural and man-made landscapes at Pairings Wine Bar

New Perspectives, An art exhibition of natural and man-made landscapes at Pairings Wine Bar

After receiving over 100 expressions of interests from artists and photographers from across Yorkshire, we’re delighted to be exhibiting the work of contemporary landscape painter, Tessa Houghton and York-based artist and illustrator, Nathalie Smith from Monday 5 August until Monday 4 November.

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Amarone through Zinfandel – Big Reds!

Amarone through Zinfandel – Big Reds!

Coming up to the Christmas period, wines of all kinds are being pushed in shops and supermarkets with cliché titles like ‘festive fizz’ and ‘winter warmers’ etc, and it is the perfect season for those big, bold reds that are a) suited to rich holiday foods and b) will warm you up and can be enjoyed even without food. So what makes a big red?

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California vs. The World

California vs. The World

California has had an unfathomably large stake in the story of wine in modernity, as it stands, were it a country, it would be the fourth largest wine producing country in the world. In a truly Golden State fashion, it has boomed and busted, but taken some of these peaks and troughs and globalis(or z)ed them.

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Que Syrah, Syrah!

Que Syrah, Syrah!

The origin of Syrah is still debated by many. According to popular myth, Syrah comes from Shiraz, a city in Iran; brought from the Middle East to the South of France by a knight called Gaspard de Sterimberg in the aftermath of a crusade in the 13th Century.

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Festive Fizz

Festive Fizz

Sparkling wine has been around for a long time, and it was during the 1600s that it became a commodity desired by the wealthy of European society. In the early 1600s, there was vin gris, which was a wine that underwent an unplanned second fermentation as it was being shipped to England.

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A Taste of South Africa

A Taste of South Africa

South Africa is one of the most intriguing wine regions in the world. The oldest ‘New World’ wine region, it began producing wine in the mid 1600’s following the Dutch invasion in 1652. Jan van Riebeeck, a Dutch surgeon, was placed in charge of planting and growing vineyards, and in 1659 the first harvest for wine took place, beginning a tradition of viticulture that now has 60 distinct appellations.

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Exploring the wines of Alsace

Exploring the wines of Alsace

Despite being one of the smallest wine regions in France, Alsace produces some of the highest quality wines, renowned all over the world for their delicacy, refreshing nature, and ability to present complex aromatic notes unique to their terroir.

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Greek Wine An Introduction

Greek Wine An Introduction

While they are increasingly becoming in vogue on wine lists from New York to old York, there are still misconceptions and apprehension on the part of consumers when looking at Greek wines. So here is a (short) history, description and guide to the difficult to understand (and pronounce) world of Greek wines.

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Celebrate Chardonnay – wine tasting in York

Celebrate Chardonnay – wine tasting in York

Whether you love Chardonnay or are an ‘Anything But Chardonnay’ type, you need to get yourself along to our Chardonnay Wine Tasting plus food pairing event on 24 May. We want to show you that not all Chardonnays are the same.

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Indulgent desserts for adults, whatever the occasion!

Indulgent desserts for adults, whatever the occasion!

We know becoming an adult has its ups and downs but a blindingly obvious positive, in our eyes, is that hitting adulthood means desserts are not only allowed once you’ve finished your meal. Here at Pairings we believe that desserts should be enjoyed whenever the mood takes you. Fancy a mid-morning little treat or perhaps afternoon tea and slice of cake? And why not, as they say a little of what you fancy does you good.

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Celebrating New Zealand – more than a Marlborough!

Celebrating New Zealand – more than a Marlborough!

Join us on Tuesday 7th February, 7.30 – 9.30pm for a Tasting Experience that will open your eyes to some rather excellent wines that this wonderful country has to offer. We are starting off 2017 with our first tasting evening, celebrating New Zealand and its expansive selection of fine wines. Many people will hear “New Zealand Wine” and immediately assume it will be a Sauvignon or even more specifically a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, we are here to tell you there is much more to New Zealand wine than a Marlborough!

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