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The Giant Peach

Our blog about all things peachy


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

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 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

What will Britain be without its pubs?

Novelist, and co-founder, Jo Eames, shares her views on what Britain will be without its pubs, and was this week featured in Financial Times. Read the full article below or over on FT here. Samuel Johnson defined “hospitality” as “the practice of entertaining strangers”. At a coaching inn near Chipping Norton he remarked to his … Continued

Happy Hollies Days

Yesterday was one for the history books. No win is as sweet as a win over the Aussies and even that legendary Sunday morning at Edgbaston in 2005 now has a rival in the fond memories of England cricket fans. I must have been born under a lucky star to be at both of these … 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

Winter Stars

Going out to the pub is a special occasion now. So we wanted to make sure our cocktail list celebrates being “out out” this winter with some real treats. Back in early March, in our ongoing search for sustainable drinks we tasted an incredible rum flavoured with dried banana peels, Discarded, that would otherwise have … Continued

Which Vintage Champagnes Are Worth The Money?

Vintage champagne isn’t my everyday tipple. On very high days, when something in the business has gone staggeringly well, we open a bottle of Krug. It’s our “taking time to smell the roses” moment. But at £125 a bottle for the multi-vintage blend Grande Cuvée and nearly £200 for the 2000 Vintage, is it worth … Continued

Sustainable Wines – A Handful of Options

Are you trying to make good choices in what you drink as well as what you eat these days? Since each individual year in a vineyard provides a detailed record of how the weather is changing, winemakers have a front-row seat at the climate emergency. The best don’t sit back and simply watch. Our latest … Continued