The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


Wines to try with our new Autumn Menu

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 and 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

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

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

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