Austria Research Trip

by Jonathan Fletcher We were invited by one of our excellent suppliers, Astrum Wine Cellars, to visit vineyards and wineries in Austria – so naturally we accepted! On arriving, we were met by Michael Reinisch, one of the three brothers of Johanneshof Reinisch, who whisked us to the small town of Gumpoldskirchen, just south of […]

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Bobby’s Gin is here

With lots of new gins being stocked, we’re absolutely delighted to have the addition of the globally appreciated Bobby’s Gin. Coming with an incredible reputation, the backstory on how Bobby’s Gin first appeared is a wonderful complimentary addition. In brief, the story goes like this: Bobby’s Schiedam Dry Gin is named after our grandfather, Jacobus Alfons, […]

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BEST WINE MERCHANT – We’re in the final!   We’ve made it into the Finals of the Muddy Stilettos Awards for Warwickshire 2018 in the Best Wine Merchant category. A huge thanks to all who’ve voted for us! …but we do need your vote again please. They don’t carry votes forward, so it’s all the […]

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Walkabout Wine – the great summer tasting event!

Once again… please book your place! On Friday 22nd June, we’ll be holding this annual event in the beautiful surroundings of Hillers Gardens at Dunnington, Alcester This year taste over 50 wines whilst basking in the the great British weather… and indulging in some extra wonderful floral notes! Just £25 per person Please note: we have organised […]

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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 […]

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Shaw + Smith on offer!

We tasted some fantastic wines in the shop last week – with Dan from Shaw & Smith who was visiting the UK – and on the back of ‘Australia Day’, we thought we would highlight these amazing wines from the Adelaide Hills. Amongst the highlights are their Sauvignon Blanc 2017, the much lauded M3 Chardonnay 2015. There […]

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There’s no place like Rhone…

Well, winter has certainly arrived and as ever, just in time so have our ‘winter warmers’ from the Rhone Valley. We are also sporting a new producer, along with new vintages from our firm favourites. For those of you who receive our regular e-shots you will already be in the know about Domaine Le Renard – […]

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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 […]

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