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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

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

Ten Food & Wine Pairings To See You Through Life

Of all the things in life there are to be frightened of, wine (and what to eat with wine) should not be on the list. Food and wine are two of our greatest pleasures and greatest comforts. So eat what you fancy, drink what you like – and if you want a simple guide to … 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

A Taste Of Piemonte’s Great Wines

The second week in October isn’t the perfect time to drop in on a winery. Well it is and it isn’t.  As a veteran of many visits to silent, echoing cathedrals of stainless steel, it’s exciting to be there as trailers filled with grapes rumble into the yard and even sneak a few berries before … Continued

The Accidental Winemaker: The Story Behind our Wine of the Month

If you come and eat with us this month (and we hope you will), you’ll notice on your table a bottle of Chateau Domneuve Chardonnay. It’s a fantastic wine: clean, dry, bright and lively, but with some weight. These traits – apart from the weight, I hasten to add – are shared by the winemaker himself. … Continued