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DRINKS How to prime a wine glass

The ritual of priming a wine glass, that is swirling a small amount of wine in a glass and discarding it before you fill it can help you to taste better.


Middle eastern restaurants serve mint tea with a meal as a matter of course because it is an aid to digestion. Serve it in dainty little glasses – you’ll pick some up quite cheaply in IKEA. If you don’t own a teapot, make it in a saucepan instead.

DRINKS How to read a wine label

Wine labels are the only way you can tell what’s in the bottle, unless you have a recommendation from a wine critic or a friend. You’ll find the hard obligatory information such as the alcohol content and the volume as well as the softer non-regulated content explaining how the wine should taste, what foods to drink it with and what temperature it’s best to serve it at.

DRINKS Marc de bourgogne still

Marc is a spirit that is distilled from the debris that is left over after wine making: the grape skins, seeds and stalks are all mashed together and pressed to extract a fiery raw liquid that is similar to Italian grappa.


Anne Kennedy visits the Saint-Vincent de Tournante Festival in Burgundy which attracts over 40,000 visitors each year to celebrate Burgundy wine and the Saint who watches over the winemakers.