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Scrumptious mussels Provençal recipe by Karuna Rahman

Being by the sea with a glass of wine in our hands sounds incredibly idyllic. However, it is winter and the shore is freezing cold, we are also in a lockdown so the sea seems far away for most of us! Worry not, for here is an oceanic delight to save the day with its […]

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Strictly Vegan: Tomato Rosé Pasta

One thing COVID 19 has yet to ruin is the good old-fashioned night in. Impress your flatmates with a simple but sumptuous vegan feast. This creamy rosé and tomato pasta dish is the perfect way to add some dinner-party luxury to a cosy night, not to mention, wine is required! Ingredients (serves 2 but can […]

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Features

Soc in the spotlight: Wine Society

Theo MacDonald is in a great mood, but I get the sense that this is his constant state. With great enthusiasm he explains his love for Edinburgh: “There’s always so much to explore and there’s so much going on! It’s brilliant, despite the cold.” It’s late July and he is just looking forward to getting […]

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Our wine expert is back, this time finding a decent wine for under a fiver

This week, I headed off to Lidl in search of a bottle of wine on a student budget, and I was more than pleasantly surprised to stumble across a Riesling Thornicher St Michael 2017, from the Mosel region in Germany, for just £4.99. Served chilled, this medium dry white is the perfect accompaniment for a […]

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Lifestyle Reviews

A breakdown of some affordable wines to enjoy on your romantic date night

At times it can be difficult to select a good yet affordable wine for a romantic date. If you’re in the mood for white wine, try Mas Buscados’ Macabeo sobre lías found in Cork & Cask in Marchmont for just £7.50. It is a full-bodied and dry wine with medium acidity, giving it a crisp […]

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Lifestyle Reviews

Our resident wine expert reviews an affordable Tesco red wine

Despite the hype behind dry January, I have started 2019 with the intention of reviewing wines that don’t surpass the student budget. Often as a student, it is hard to know what a wine is going to taste like from just looking at the label. It would be great to encourage more students to appreciate […]

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Science

Artificially produced wine: fad or the future of the food industry?

The history and complexity of wine creation over the years has inevitably lead to the unfolding of a wine culture consisting of wine connoisseurs, competitions between regions, a vast variety of grapes and different wine-making technologies. Winemakers put immeasurable effort into giving every wine its own distinct character, making it “fruity”, “tart”, or even “prudent” […]

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One last drop of vodka left in the bottle? We’ve got you covered

It’s a familiar situation. There are a few splashes of spirit left in the bottle you took to pres last night, and whilst it’s not enough to get you through the next night out, it certainly doesn’t deserve to get thrown out. It might sit on the kitchen counter for a week or so before […]