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Australian Bushfires: A view from a Barossa Valley winemaker

By on 21/01/2020

We will be donating 拢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: 鈥淪o-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鈥檚 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鈥檚 Eve, David Williams 29/12/2019: GONET-M脡DEVILLE Blanc de Noirs Brut 1er Cru NV 拢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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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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Which wines pair best with grouse?

By on 12/08/2019

Eating perfectly cooked grouse with a judiciously selected bottle or two is one of the great聽gastronomic delights. But what to pair with (arguably) Britain's most delicious game bird? Good, old red Burgundy 'The traditional answer to the question of what to drink with grouse is 'a bottle of good, old red burgundy.

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