The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


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

The perfect tipple – 8 Summer Wines to wet your whistle

Our wine buyer Jo Eames has come up trumps yet again with this seasons wine list. So, here are a few that are guaranteed to please, and what we think would make really good pairings. 1. U San Muletto Vermentino Chardonnay (France) Hailing from the warm hills of Corsica, this fabulous blend of Vermentino and … Continued