Go Gamay Go!

18th Sep 2019

Written by:
Jack Banner

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Go Gamay Go!

I knew that I’d soon to be enjoying fantastic wine and food with the added bonus of two days off work

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Kilchoman Machir Bay | Malt of the month

Kilchoman Machir Bay | Malt of the month

1st Jan 2016

Written by:
Colin Nicholson

Kilchoman Machir Bay is the first new Islay distillery built for 150 years Happy New Year whisky lovers! No doubt plenty a dram was consumed over the festive period? Let’s kick off 2016 with a tasty malt to keep what is turning into a dreary damp winter at bay. Kilchoman (pronounced Kilhoman) has just celebrated […]

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Tamdhu 10 Year Old | Malt of the month

Tamdhu 10 Year Old | Malt of the month

19th Dec 2015

Written by:
Colin Nicholson

I look forward to 2019 when hopefully I can get my grubby mitts on a bottle of a ltd 200yr old anniversary edition (although the Tamdhu 10 Year Old is prety darn fine – Matt P!) Season’s greetings Whisky fans! I’ve been lucky enough to spend a week every year for the last five years […]

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Glen Garioch Founders Reserve | Malt of the month

Glen Garioch Founders Reserve | Malt of the month

10th Nov 2015

Written by:
Colin Nicholson

[ Glen Garioch Founders Reserve is ] Werthers originals in a glass yum! Glen Garioch Founders Reserve, (Garioch is pronounced “Geary”) is pretty much the most easterly of all Highland Malts, close to Aberdeen. Made in small batches, this is just oh so easy to drink. You can’t escape the big sweet butterscotch nose. I’m […]

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The Grapevine 41

The Grapevine 41

5th Nov 2015

Written by:
Matt Parkinson

The Grapevine 41…an opportunity to wrap up and drink some richer wines… Well, thank goodness that’s over. There’s nothing I like more than moving into winter and the opportunity to wrap up and drink some richer wines. The team here have been hard at work compiling our festive favourites into The Grapevine 41 for your […]

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The Grapevine 40 | our latest offers

The Grapevine 40 | our latest offers

16th Sep 2015

Written by:
Matt Parkinson

The Grapevine 40…order some wine, put the heating on, sit down and pop your feet up… Summer certainly had its ups and downs with regard to the weather. On the whole it did offer a brilliant opportunity to enjoy the refreshing whites and spicy Provence Rosé wines of our last Grapevine in their preferred environment! […]

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Quinta de SantAna Portugal

Quinta de SantAna Portugal

14th Sep 2015

Written by:
Chris Goldman

Indigenous grape varieties such as Fernão Pires and Touriga Nacional sit happily alongside international varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir at Quinta de SantAna. On a recent trip to Portugal I found myself negotiating hair pin turns on a mission to seek out the hidden gem that is Quinta de SantAna. Nestled in […]

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Brunello Di Montalcino 2010

Brunello Di Montalcino 2010

19th Aug 2015

Written by:
Chris Goldman

Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 vintage was perfect in Montalcino and, unusually, almost uniformly so for the region. It’s not often that we hear the phrase ‘vintage of a lifetime’ bandied around by critics and the press, unless it’s in relation to Bordeaux, so hearing the reports about this amazing Brunello vintage we decided it warranted […]

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Spanish wine | A path well trodden

Spanish wine | A path well trodden

1st Jul 2015

Written by:
Andy Kitchener

You would have thought that having already visited various wine regions of Spain on buying trips more than a dozen times over the last 25 years there would be very little that could surprise one. My latest jaunt, at the end of April, flew in the face of this idea whilst invigorating my love for […]

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Chilled red wine | Natural born chillers

Chilled red wine | Natural born chillers

1st Jul 2015

Written by:
Matthew Hennings

Chilled red wine might seem like heresy but it might be time to think again. Before you wheel the barbecue out of hibernation this year, perhaps a little vinous preparation might be in order. No doubt your fridge will be well stocked with white and rosé in anticipation of a glorious summer, but  may I […]

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Beavertown Brewery | Craft beer bonanza

Beavertown Brewery | Craft beer bonanza

20th Jun 2015

Written by:
Matt Parkinson

Brewing in London is undergoing a phenomenal renaissance at the moment, experiencing the type of growth not seen since George started mixing up some medicine. Small breweries are popping up all over the place and producing really delicious, interesting, uncompromising and experimental brews. To be a true craft brewer, like Beavertown Brewery, takes a lot […]

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