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

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

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

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

Make the perfect hamper this Christmas.

It’s always the thought that counts and if it’s homemade you can feel particularly smug, you’ve nailed the thoughtful factor. The beauty of making it yourself is you can choose how luxurious you want to make it, and if you save a few pennies in the process, who’s complaining? Here are our top tips to … 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

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

The wine behind our ‘Wine of the Month’…

Tanners Douro, what a wine! Whether you’re enjoying a light Salad for lunch, or Steak and Chips with Peppercorn Sauce – this wine goes well with it all. The Douro Valley, a World Heritage Site, is located in the North of Portugal, and it’s dramatic, steep, rocky vineyards are at great altitude, bathed in sunshine … Continued