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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: 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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Autumn Press Review

Wines in the Press – Autumn 2019

By on 15/10/2019

A selection of our latest mentions in the UK press. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of our 12 bottle mixed case discount - our 'case price' is marked in red. DECEMBER The Guardian, Champagne and beyond: sparkling wine for New Year’s Eve, David Williams 29/12/2019: GONET-MÉDEVILLE Blanc de Noirs Brut 1er Cru NV £40.

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2019 Annual Tasting Highlights

By on 27/09/2019

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of our 12 bottle mixed case discount. You can buy a full case or 'mix and match' 12 or more bottles of wine (or 6 Champagne, Sparkling, Fortified or Spirits) to get our ' case price discount' on each bottle (prices marked in red).

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Wines in the Press – Summer 2019

By on 24/07/2019

A round up of our recent press mentions in the UK press and reviewer's blogs. Benefit from our case price discount in red by buying a 12 bottles of the same wine or mix your favourite ones. SEPTEMBER Priorat reds: Panel tasting results, Pedro Ballesteros Torres, 25/09/2019: 2016 PLAER Priorat Ritme Celler SOLD OUT £27.

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The ‘Outsider’ Releases: Bordeaux Without Borders

By on 16/08/2019

Bordeaux has broad horizons. A maritime city in a former imperial power with a rich viticultural resource, it has always traded well beyond its own borders. England's seemingly unquenchable thirst has been its mainstay but by the late 18th century wines were travelling much further afield on a regular basis.

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New Restaurant Listings

New Restaurant Listings & Corkage Offer

By on 30/07/2019

'The food of the Inns of England is the stuff of which heaven is made.' At least it was in 1748 according to the then Venetian ambassador to Britain. It's a quotation popularised by the late, great TV chef, polymath and bon viveur, Clarissa Dixon Wright (if you haven't listened to her episode of Desert Island Discs, you must).

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