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Michael Broadbent MW – RIP

By on 20/03/2020

‘a whiff of wet oilskin’, ‘like a pretty child with an upturned nose’ – tasting notes from one of the greats. In the midst of all the current gloom and uncertainty, take a moment to celebrate the long life of Michael Broadbent MW, who died on Wednesday night, timing his exit elegantly as you’d expect. Think about raising a glass in his memory over the weekend.

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Press Reviews March

Press Reviews: March 2020

By on 16/03/2020

Our latest press mentions in March include a great selection of our wines that appeared in The Telegraph's '50 Best' section, and a mix of some of our Italian and German wines in The Guardian. Benefit from our case price discount in red by buying any 12 bottles from this selection - in a mixed case of your design or simply by the dozen.

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2015 Brunello di Montalcino – A Tuscan Triumph

By on 11/02/2020

2015 Brunello di Montalcino - A Tuscan Triumph As each week passes, it’s hard to avoid the hype and noise around 2015 Brunello. There have been some really good vintages in the last few years like 2007 and 2010, but there is a strong feeling that 2015 trumps them all – and from our early tastings it is easy to understand the excitement.

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Australian Bushfires vineyard

Australian Bushfires: A view from a Barossa Valley winemaker

By on 21/01/2020

We will be donating £1 of every Australian bottle sold for the next two months to WIRES and the Australian Red Cross. Please click here for our full Aussie wine list. One of our producers, Tim Smith of Tim Smith Wines, Barossa Valley, has sent us his view of the situation: “So-a heads up on how the fires have affected us here in the Barossa.

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2018 Burgundy En Primeur Vintage Report

2018 Burgundy Vintage Report

By on 08/01/2020

The Whites The whites, produced from a welcome large harvest, are good to very good, a vintage which will be welcome in the market as much for the volume as for the quality. The grapes were in perfect condition at the harvest and it was possible to press hard and long.

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Christmas Drinks recommendations

What we’ll be drinking for Christmas – Our Favourite Wines

By on 23/12/2019

It’s the busiest moment of the year for our team as we try to help everyone get the right wines into their glasses as well as the perfect presents into people's stockings for Christmas.

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Thanksgiving 2019 wine

Best wines for Thanksgiving

By on 25/11/2019

It may be surprising to know that most of the states of the US produce wine. But, of course, most of the American wines that hit these shores are from California. From the earliest days of Spanish settlers, through waves of various European migrants, surviving the vicissitudes of Prohibition, to the modern internationally recognised industry of today, wine has always been part of the Californian scene.

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