10 Sep

Posted by Simon Felton

  We have great pleasure in announcing a brand new gin to our range...   Campfire Gin is a multiple award-winning range crafted by Ben and Kate Marston at the Puddingstone Distillery (named after a rare, local rock formation in the Chiltern Hills). Each gin (and you can choose between three, their: London Dry Gin, Cask Aged Gin, Navy Strength Gin) is only made in small batches from carefully selected botanicals, including rich rooibos, fresh orange, hazelnut and piney juniper, and is distilled using the finest UK wheat spirit.   The Puddingstone Distillery is situated near the attractive market town of Tring in Hertfordshire and surrounded by the outstanding beauty of the Chiltern Hills. In true distilling tradition Ben and Kate have named their stills. A 50-litr...

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05 Sep

Posted by Simon Felton

Our End of Summer Sale is now on! With great savings of up to 50% off across a broad range of wines, from everyday drinkers to some rare and limited gems, our Bin-End sale offers plenty of opportunities to meet your needs, while stocks last.

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24 Aug

Posted by Simon Felton

    We’ve just secured a small additional parcel of Hamilton-Russell’s terroir-driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which combine Burgundian-like restraint and elegance with New World depth of fruit. Our customers can’t get enough of these thrilling wines, so snap them up while you can!   Also from the Hamilton-Russell stable, we are delighted to offer Ashbourne Estate’s stylish and concentrated Pinotage and Southern Right’s juicy, minerally 2017 Sauvignon Blanc with savings of 10% … and a special bin-end price of just £10 for the last few cases of Southern Right’s 2016 vintage. Stocks of all wines are limited – please hurry!

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19 Jul

Posted by Simon Felton

  Marlborough’s Auntsfield Estate is one of the founding members of a new organisation called Appellation Marlborough Wine (AMW), which has created a certification process for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that they hope consumers will see as a stamp of quality with consumers around the world.   The move has come from producers such as Auntsfield, Greywacke and Mahi who have become increasingly concerned about the reputation of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc which is being shipped in bulk to international bottling facilities, and want to distinguish their premium products from the bulk-wine brands as the wine style surges in popularity.   Luc Cowley, winemaker and director of the family-owned Auntsfield Estate (Marlborough’s first vineyard and winery), commente...

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10 Jul

Posted by Simon Felton

      Penfolds will be selecting the ‘best of the best’ Napa Valley grapes from the 2018 vintage to produce wine under its own legendary brand name (according to Chris Mercer, Decanter Magazine, July 3rd). This exciting move comes on the back of Kalimna Shiraz cuttings having proven successful in the Camatta Hills Vineyards in California’s Paso Robles area in the 1990s.   Penfolds’ chief winemaker, Peter Gago, commented: ‘We are striving to add outstanding Californian-sourced wines to our offering by fiscal 2022.’ Penfolds also has other expansion plans to improve their global reach via a new range of ‘Penfolds Special bottlings’, including: A baijiu-infused, fortified Shiraz known as Lot 518 (baiju is a traditional Chinese ...

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04 Jul

Posted by Simon Felton

  This month we are featuring a pair of summer drinking classics - a special purchase Spanish Sauvignon, the Bodega Miquel Jané, Sauvignon Blanc 2015, alongside a mouth-watering Provence Rose from Château La Martinette.The Bodega Miquel Jané, Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (saving £2 per bottle) is a UK exclusive, gold medal winner at the Concours Mondial, produced from high-altitude vines in Penedès that impart a wonderfully juicy, grapefruit concentration to the fruit as well as a refreshing balance and acidity. Meanwhile the Chateau La Martinette Rollier Rosé 2016 (saving £2 per bottle) is produced by one of the oldest wineries in Provence and named after the brightly-plumed, migratory Rollier bird that visits the estate - similar to the bird, this Rosé is a real beauty, full ...

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20 Apr

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  Award winning wine writer Tom Cannavan has just given a glowing report on our Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2015 by Domaine Lagneau.   You can watch Tom's video on YouTube. Tom also commented: "The 2015 vintage is being hailed as one of the best ever in the resurgent Beaujolais region, where recognition for the quality of wines from the 'Crus' of Beaujolais has soared. This comes from one of the very best, most Burgundian Crus, Morgon, where ninth generation winemaker Gérard Lagneau works with 60-year-old vines. In the mouth this is truly gorgeous: there's a precise minerality to this that belies its 14% alcohol, the flood of sweet, so obviously ripe and plump, cherry and red berry fruit etched by fine acidity and smooth, fine-grained tannins. An exquisite Morgon ...

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20 Mar

Posted by Simon Felton

Finally released from the clutches of winter? We hesitate to suggest we’ve seen the back of it all and that spring is just around the corner. We certainly hope that it will be warmer in Bordeaux for En Primeurs week in the second week of April.   Why are we going?, you may well ask, as many of us are aware of this allegedly disastrous vintage due to the late frosts. However, aside from the important PR duties, there is an outside chance we may find that exception to the rule. That is, a wine from a highly rated chateau at a rock bottom price, and we always live in hope of finding such a rare beast! It is also a great opportunity to meet with our favoured small, independent producers who focus on good, honest Bordeaux drinking, and there are always those elite chateaux that see...

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09 Mar

Posted by Simon Felton

  This month we have a brilliant Australian new release for you - a rich, spicy, heady, complex Bordeaux-inspired blend from the much lauded Amelia Park estate in the Margaret River – a stunning wine crafted from select parcels, rated ‘Silver’ by Decanter Magazine and 94 points by James Halliday.   Our white wine is Italy’s finest and most consistently brilliant white, La Monacesca's premium Verdicchio, the Mirum. This multiple award-winning mountain white is full-bodied, rich and intense, boasting steely minerality to balance. Grown by the father-and-son team of Casimiro and Aldo Cifola in the stunning Apennines of the central Marche region. Please hurry, however – limited stocks available.   Choose by the bottle and Save £2, or order our Mi...

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