We’ve been expecting it, Mr Bond

Yes, there’s no shortage of Bond-esque one liners available. However, we’re not sure ‘shaken not stirred’ is appropriate… but there’s plenty to celebrate, now we have our hands on some of this special edition ‘Spectre’ Bollinger. Attractively priced at £125 per bottle, surely the ideal accompaniment to any Bond related event or film premiere you […]

Spain off your Rioja?

Well it’s been a really exciting month for me with two wine trips to Spain is as many weeks. Visiting wine regions of Rueda, Ribera del Duero, vinos de Madrid, and of course Rioja. The wines we tasted are really showing that Spain has come of age and that the country is not reliant on […]

Great summer sizzler

We had a wonderful night on Thursday at Hillers for our ‘walkabout summer wine tasting’, where we showed 40 wines from around the world. Great to see so many of you and thanks to Hillers for hosting us so well. Most popular white wines (based on sales) was the Grand Chemin Viognier  (£9.95) and the […]

New Wines… new countries

We are always looking for the new undiscovered little gems in the vinous world. However, there are some instances where the wines have been around for millenia but just not won the ‘hearts and minds’ of the wider wine consumer market, a key example being that of Greece.  This is certainly a country that is […]

Il Moro… favoloso !

A fabulous tasting at the fabulous Il Moro restaurant! Held in Stratford-upon-Avon on Thursday evening, when James enthused and expounded his knowledge on a selection of eight wines, focusing on Italy (of course!). Everyone enjoyed delicious and beautifully presented canapés to accompany the wines, amongst others, Arliogas Turiga 2009, Ronchi di Cialla Ribolla Nero 2012 and Benanti Etna Rosso 2013. Do […]

Walkabout Wine.. at Hiller’s

On June 25th, we’re once again off to Hiller’s Farm Shop and nursery gardens… for our ever popular summer event. Please join us for our ‘Walkabout Wine’ when we’ll be sampling over 35 wines and watching the sunset… a wonderful way to unwind and in a superb environment! Please do book tickets now as there’s traditionally […]

Go Picpoul de Pinet!

If you haven’t tasted Picpoul de Pinet… then please do. Especially this Domaine Des Lauriers Picpoul De Pinet 2014 At £8.45 this is ridiculously good value – available through our shop and here online. We have shipped this wine for some 10 years now and thankfully this grape variety is getting the recognition it deserves. Ideal Spring […]