Wine of the Czech Republic

Wine of the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has more than twenty centuries of viticultural history. An inevitable slump due to the political climate post-Second World War lasted for several decades, but the last two decades have seen dramatic development and recognition in both the native country and the wider European wine market, with further outreach other continents on the rise. 
Touring Touraine

Touring Touraine

The Touraine appellation sits in the Loire Valley of northwest France. Stretching approximately 60 miles along the River Loire from Anjou in the west to Sologne in the east, it's large size and diversity of terrain and climate means that many types of wine can be produced. We take a look at some of these exceptional wines. 
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

With its mountainous terrain and wealth of ski resorts, the Alpine Republic may not spring to mind when browsing wine. However, Austria has used its rich wine making history, diverse climates and soils to attain high regard internationally particularly for its white wines which account for 63% of all wine produced. We take a look at how this has been achieved and profile two of our favourite grapes. 
August 17, 2020
Celebrating Chablis

Celebrating Chablis

This famed white wine from Burgundy (Bourgogne) is a truly unique presentation of the Chardonnay grape. This uniqueness comes from a combination of the Chablis AOC semi-continental climate and seabed subsoils that are 150 million years old. We look more closely at how these create this steely wine, and the range of Chablis types from Petit Chablis all the way to Grand Cru.

 

August 03, 2020
The rise of Aligote

The rise of Aligote

Known for bringing vibrancy and thirst-quenching character, Aligote has become a rising star over the past two decades but has been cultivated since the 18th century in Burgundy. We take a look at its versatility and rise around the world. 
July 20, 2020
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