Something Special For Christmas

Something Special For Christmas

We're ready for your Christmas shopping and have some great ideas to help make it extra special for those you hold dear. Read on for a handy guide to find the perfect present.
Have Yourself A Merry Sherry Christmas

Have Yourself A Merry Sherry Christmas

In celebration of Sherry Week and in preparation for the festive season - a highlight for sherry lovers -  we help you understand the complex production of this fortified wine and what makes it an ever-popular tipple.
Carry On Carignan

Carry On Carignan

After a long and fruitful history, Carignan seemed to have passed its peak in the 20th century, but thanks to some dedicated winemakers, its true potential is being explored once again. In honour of International Carignan Day on 28th October this year, we take a look at why you should revisit this hidden gem. 

The Perfect Wine For Your Curry

The Perfect Wine For Your Curry

We've been celebrating one of the UK's favourite cuisines this week - curry! National Curry Week ran from 4th to 10th October and although we may have a habit of grabbing a beer to match with curry, there are many wines that make the perfect partner too. With more wine producers from South and South East Asia bringing their own interpretations to the fore too, it's never been a better time to enjoy wine with your curry. 
The Radiance of Rioja

The Radiance of Rioja

A customer favourite, classic red Tempranillo-based Rioja wine has unrivalled versatility. However, Rioja can offer a much wider breadth of wine too, spanning a large area with three key sub-regions. Here we take a look at what makes a classic Rioja so special, alternative hidden gems of the region, and what to look for on the label to help you better understand your Rioja wine.
Grenache - A grape of multiple personalities

Grenache - A grape of multiple personalities

One of the most widely planted grapes in the world, Grenache has long been an essential ingredient in famed blends of Southern France and Northern Spain, perfect for adding fruit and softness to your favourite Chateauneuf du Pape or Rioja. To celebrate International Grenache Day on 17th September, we take a look at this talented grape, exploring its history and its rising popularity as a modern varietal. 

Wines Of Bordeaux

Wines Of Bordeaux

This month we celebrate Wines of Bordeaux, a region that has remained at the top of its game for many centuries. One of the most productive wine regions in France with 57 appellations, its classic fine wines are truly timeless.
Passionate About Pinot

Passionate About Pinot

Notoriously stubborn, the Pinot Noir vine requires careful attention and perfect conditions to thrive, but when grown correctly it is one of the most rewarding grapes to harvest. We take a look at why it continues to hold such a special place in the hearts of wine lovers. 
Georgian Gold

Georgian Gold

For the next few months, we are celebrating the very reason for our founding over 13 years ago in 2008 - Georgian wine. One trip to Georgia sparked a love of less known wine and the setting up of our small shop. Today, we still specialise in Georgian and other wines that are unique, as well as traditional classics and modern trends. If you haven't tried a Georgian wine yet, what are you waiting for! Read on to explore traditional winemaking, native grapes, and unique appellations in the true birthplace of wine.

A New World Of Shiraz

A New World Of Shiraz

International Shiraz Day is here on the 22nd July, so we're taking the opportunity to explore this versatile and hardy grape. Shiraz is also known as Syrah, and although this can seem confusing, it often indicates a distinct difference in cooler climate Old World for Syrah, and warmer climate New World for Shiraz. So let's take a look at what this means now, and profile some New World favourites.