The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Autumn menu wine pairings with Terri

Some may argue that we have the best job out there, and today is an example of just how true that is as we get to talk about the two best things; food & wine. At Peach we change our menus in line with the seasons to ensure we are only using the produce we … Continued

After The Clouds – Our First Foray into Wine-making

Sitting in a pizzeria in Franschhoek with two unlabelled bottles of loosely-corked wine in front of us, I pitched my idea for what we should call our new blends. We had just spent the morning in the Dam House at Boutinot’s Wildeberg winery, tasting and spitting and blending and discussing a whole host of tank … Continued

Counting down to our new drinks list…

As we go on through 2020, a year that will be marked down in history, I’m sure many of us have taken time to slow down, and reflect. As a business, many of our team have been volunteering to support the local communities. From NHS volunteering, to virtual quizzes and planning for the future, we’re … Continued

Taking on the Dry January challenge this year?

In the past your options for a drink at the bar may have been limited but with 1 in 57 consumers now not drinking alcohol, 1 in 37 moderating their alcohol intake and 1 in 5 consumers reducing alcohol consumption to reap the health benefits we knew we had to do something with our drinks … Continued

How WSET has changed my life

  I was recently lucky enough to take the Level 2 Wine and Spirit course with eight other Peaches, I know, it’s a tough job! WSET’s Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. The course was led by the wonderful Kevin, … Continued

Drink up

All our roles are pretty varied in Peach, including mine! From designing posters for pub club events, to writing email campaigns, reviewing pub promotions, overseeing menu design to choosing gins to go on the next drinks list. There’s always something to get stuck into! We change our drinks list twice a year, which gives us … Continued

A South African Adventure

If one of your bosses emailed to ask if you would like to spend five days in South Africa with a group of awesome Peaches & representatives from our wine suppliers Boutinot, tasting wine and eating all manner of deliciousness, how long do you think it would take you to reply? With me it was … Continued

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

Perking up water naturally

A new type of water, using wonky fruit and veg from British farms, Dash Water brings healthy and sustainable hydration to the fore, and we’re excited to be listing it come late October. The first of its kind in the UK, this new range of sparkling spring water is uniquely infused with fruit and veg … Continued

What soft drinks do you have?

“There’s only so many diet cokes I can drink” is something I often say when it’s my turn to be the driver. And following my research into soft drinks for our winter drinks list, it seems I’m not alone. Whether you’re a non-drinker or are the designated driver, historically your options for a drink at … Continued