The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Five Star Wines for Winter

Winter calls for celebration wines and rich and hearty whites and reds to combat the cold and dark evenings. Here are the stand-out newbies on our list: Fizz – Henners Brut NV – Made in East Sussex, a few miles inland from Pevensey Bay, where William the Conqueror landed in 1066. It’s taken nearly a … Continued

February’s Wine of The Month – Pecorino

Prosecco and Pinot Grigio have been among our guests’ favourites for a long time. But terrible widespread frosts in Spring 2017 led to the smallest grape harvest in northern Italy since the Second World War. So they will both be scarcer and more expensive this year. Which makes it the perfect moment to branch out … Continued

What We Did in 2017

Lots actually. We started by slathering care and attention on the lovely, eccentric pub we acquired right at the end of 2016. The Duke of Wellington, between Guildford and Leatherhead, is listed for its great age and its fabulous fancy brickwork, scattered across the pretty village of East Horsley by local landowner Lord Lovelace in … Continued

A personal tour with Creative Director, Jo Eames

Jo Eames, our Creative Director and chief wine buyer, takes us on a personal tour of Peach Pubs as we celebrate 15 years of Making Life Peachy. Favourite Peach building: It’s got to be the quirky old Duke of Wellington in East Horsley. I really love pubs with character and this one has got it … Continued

Medals Galore!

The medal winners at this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards have just been announced and there is good news! Our spiffing new Chardonnay by the glass, Mâcon-Charnay Réserve Personelle is a GOLD medal winner. As is our trusty Silver Myn Argentum Cabernet blend. And there are SILVERs for our Alpha-Zeta Pinot Grigio, our Fantini Sangiovese, our … Continued

Ten Steps To Sunday Best

There are lots of recipes for cooking the perfect Sunday roast, but even the best involve hours of shopping, cooking and washing-up. That’s why we think our recipe tops the lot.   Ingredients 1. Top quality beef, lamb or pork from Aubrey Allen, butchers to HM The Queen 2. Crisp and golden (but not too brown) … Continued

Mano A Mano

If I had to drink wine from one country for the rest of my life that country would be Italy. No question. I would never be bored and rarely disappointed. From the racy mountain whites of Alto Adige in the north to the complex reds grown on the volcanic soils of Mount Etna in Sicily … Continued

10 New Wines for Summer

1. Hattingley Valley Classic Cuvée 2013 – want to be patriotic but never yet met an English wine you really liked? With medals galore from its first few vintages, Hattingley Valley stands up to any grower’s champagne. Made in an idyllic spot near Winchester, it captures fragrant English hedgerows and Summer skies in a glass. … Continued

Carry On Digging – a Madman in Chile

When a force of nature encounters the forces of nature, sparks fly.  Pedro Parra has made a name as South America’s leading soil scientist. In a continent with huge potential to make fine quality wine, and relatively little established “terroir”, wine-makers are making decisions every day on where to plant vineyards, and which grapes to … Continued

Ten Food & Wine Pairings To See You Through Life

Of all the things in life there are to be frightened of, wine (and what to eat with wine) should not be on the list. Food and wine are two of our greatest pleasures and greatest comforts. So eat what you fancy, drink what you like – and if you want a simple guide to … Continued