Winemakers dinner

We regularly organise winemakers dinners in conjunction with some of our top restaurants giving a chance for private customers to meet our wine producers and taste their wines accompanied by a carefully paired menu.


AUSTRIAN Whites and AUSTRALIAN Reds – a story of one wine-maker, two countries and a host of excellent wines

By on 01/07/2013

At the time of the infamous 1985 “antifreeze” scandal a story did the rounds that the Japanese government had briefly and erroneously banned the importation of Australian wine, comedically confusing Australian with Austrian.  It was, almost certainly, an urban myth but one does wonder what the fabled and lexicographically challenged Japanese civil servant would have made of Bert Salomon.

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2011 Vintage Port – General Declaration of a Classic Vintage

By on 09/05/2013

2011 Vintage Port - General Declaration of a Classic Vintage Port vintages are only 'declared' by the shippers/producers when the quality is deemed to be on the very best, and often they do not agree. The 2011 has brought a unanimity seldom seen, and as Jancis Robinson titled her article these are 'The best 2011 reds anywhere'.

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Christmas near Cornwell … New Year In Cornwall

By on 23/12/2013

Closing the shop on Christmas Eve (we are open until five tomorrow) is always a challenge and I may have to see if I can sneak off a bit early to get to my favourite carol service. The charm is worth it - the tiny thirteenth century St Philip's church of Little Rollright has no electricity, and so the rare services here are entirely candle-lit.

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Wine Dinner at the River Cafe with Castello del Terriccio

By on 17/11/2012

SOLD OUT On Thursday 13th December we are hosting our final wine dinner of 2012, in one of our favourite dining rooms in London, the private room at the River Café, with the wines of Castello del Terriccio. Patrick Sandeman was the first 'outsider' (not from the estate staff) other than the consultant oenologist Carlo Ferrini, to taste these wines, back in the early '90s.

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