Sherry notes, March 2018

The production of sherry is centred around the town of Jerez de la Frontera in Andulacia in south west Spain. Within the Jerez DO (Denominacion de Origen) there are 3 centres for the maturation of sherry (known as the ‘Sherry Triangle’) Jerez de Fronterra, Sanlucar de Barrameda and Puerto de Santa Maria. Each of which […]

Wines from Rioja

Off your Rioja…? During this month of October, we are focusing on the gorgeous wines from Rioja, the most recognised region throughout the world for producing quality Spanish wines. We have a number of wine producers from the different sub-regions of Rioja, Alta, Alavessa and Baja. Alta is the northern most region and recognised for […]

The Capeman is here!

This red comes from the Darling Cellars in South Africa. I was really impressed by the quality of this wine and it offers such great value. Surely the ideal BBQ choice… a real ‘fancy a glass with a friend’ style of wine but doesn’t drink like a full bodied red and has lovely freshness. Soft red […]

Wine Course in May

  Our latest course runs between May 3rd – May 24th This is a course of four consecutive Wednesday nights, between 7.15pm and 9.15pm Week 1: Wines of New Zealand Week 2: Crus Beaujolais Week 3: Germany & Austria Week 4: Loire Valley & South Africa – a focus on Chenin Blanc Hosted by the much lauded wine […]

Know your Beaujolais?

  With our current interest in all things Beaujolais, we thought it time to spread a little knowledge on the regions of Beaujolais and keep a point of reference for the future! It is a region much maligned for producing fun fruity and forgettable wine from the 1980’s era when Beaujolais-Nouveau was all the rage. […]

It’s Whisky A-Go-Go!

It’s with great delight and pleasure that we’re now listing whiskies here on the site. For some time they’ve become increasingly popular here in our Stratford-upon-Avon shop… so we’re now providing access from our online shop to a comprehensive range malts. These are from both established producers as well as new boutique distilleries. Check out our whisky category […]

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