Provence Rose

Provence Rose

Provence is the first place that springs to mind for many of us when perusing rose wine, and for very good reason. Delicate yet full of layered complexity, refreshing and highly quaffable, Provence's rose wines have gained international renown with exports across the world tripling in the past decade. We take a look at the winemaking history of this area of Southern France and how its exceptional rose wine fame came about.
July 06, 2020
Meet the Maker - The Lakes Distillery

Meet the Maker - The Lakes Distillery

Based in Cockermouth on the northern edge of the beautiful Lake District National Park, The Lakes Distillery are gaining more attention than ever for their award-winning spirits range. Gins and Gin Liqueurs are high on the list, but their excellent English Whisky and Vodka range has always garnered fans the world over. We take a look at what makes this small batch, artisan distillery a pride of Cumbria.
June 29, 2020
Ferro 13

Ferro 13

Great design can all too often mean diminishing quality, but the bright sparks at Ferro 13 winery are atypical. Founded by people linked by a strong passion for both wine and creativity, they bring outstanding wines with a modern flair to be sampled in good company. Their ever popular range aims to showcase the excellence of Italian wine and achieves this with aplomb. 
June 15, 2020
The Rise of Gin Liqueurs

The Rise of Gin Liqueurs

Gin liqueurs are gaining popularity across the UK. We help you understand the difference between a Gin and Gin Liqueur and take a look at some of our most popular. 

 

 

June 08, 2020
Gavi - Elegance Defined

Gavi - Elegance Defined

Gavi white wines made exclusively from the Cortese grape are one of Italy's most widely renowned wines, and is one of the first white wines to have such received high international regard.  We bring you what you need to know about this famed wine and, as a wine that can be labelled in several ways, we clear up the name confusion for you.
June 01, 2020
Beaujolais Beauty

Beaujolais Beauty

Beaujolais is an exceptional French wine region that focuses almost exclusively on the Gamay grape to create famously light, fruity and vibrant wines. With so many variations within the region, here we take a look at what makes a Beaujolais wine special and help you understand the label.
May 18, 2020
Meet The Californian Makers

Meet The Californian Makers

California has surpassed all expectations with distinctive wines to rival the best of Europe. Famed areas include Lodi and Napa Valley, but explore further afield and you will find that quality viticulture and winemaking goes across the state. We take a look at California's meteoric rise to fame with a focus on the brilliant, family-owned Ironstone Winery nestled in the foothills of Yosemite National Park.
May 05, 2020
Grapes of Bulgaria

Grapes of Bulgaria

Becoming attached to our favourite 'known' wine grapes, we often forget about the wide variety cultivated with great expertise in Eastern Europe since ancient times. Hard to pronounce at times? Yes. Hard to swallow? Definitely not! Here we take a look at four grapes cultivated in Bulgaria to create luscious wines for all occasions. 
April 21, 2020
Our Wine & Cheese Pairing Tips

Our Wine & Cheese Pairing Tips

Love Cheese? Love Wine? Let us give you a guide to pairing your favourites to get the most from your cheeseboard. Our cheese selection is available locally but do not fear if you are further away - our deli selection of toasts/crackerschutneys and olives can be sent nationally - simply add your favourite cheese and wine!

April 10, 2020
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Tsinandali - Cradle of Georgian Wine

Tsinandali - Cradle of Georgian Wine

Georgia is widely recognised as the home of winemaking, with a history spanning at least 8000 years. Known for its unique range of over 50 types of wine using over 500 grape varieties, it has a vast range of traditional wines from full and dry to light and sweet, as well as their famed orange wine. Each small region produces its own classic wine, with many family-owned vineyards and wineries still in operation. This blog focuses on the Tsinandali (AOC) microviticulture area, nestled on the right bank of the Alazani River and known as the cradle of Georgian classical winemaking.
March 23, 2020