October 11, 2017

9 Books to Read with Wine

Is there anything more pleasurable than curling up on an autumn day with a good book? Yes – but only when that book comes with wine. Snuggle up and uncork our perfect pairings.   The Mandibles & Terre de Lumiere Viognier The year is 2029, the American economy is collapsing, and the Mandible family is...
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October 3, 2017

Wine and watches together at last

Lovers of fine wine and watches gathered this summer to celebrate their joint passions, thanks to an exclusive event hosted by David Duggan Watches, Tudor watches and Corney & Barrow wine merchants. Since Tudor is Rolex’s younger, slightly less-well-known sibling, the idea behind the evening was to explore some hidden...
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September 28, 2017

The worthiest of wines

I’m interested to know where people buy wine? Do you add a bottle or two to your weekly supermarket shop? Are you signed up to a monthly wine club where you get a mystery mixed case delivered to your door? Or, like me, do you have a cellar plan at...
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September 25, 2017

Hanging with the Harlequins: Exclusive wine tasting at Queen’s Tennis Club

What makes a great rugby team? For Aaron Morris, Harlequins full-back, it’s all about getting to know your team mates, both on and off the training pitch. “When it comes down to the difficult parts of rugby, you need your teammates by your side. If you know him and his...
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September 20, 2017

Embracing your wedding daze

Planning your wedding. It’s all about the dress, the guest list, the venue, the theme, the photographer… the list goes on. Stress and spiralling costs might be the first two things that spring to mind when you think about weddings; but planning your big day should be fun, especially when...
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September 14, 2017

Fashion v. Wine

Hey all you fashionistas. London Fashion Week is here! Fashion is not just about clothes. Like the great Coco Channel said -   We totally agree. And in celebration, we’ve matched a selection of our designer Own Label wines to some of our favourite style icons over the years. Wine, like fashion, will...
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September 6, 2017

Damian Barr: Drinking wine with Lionel Shriver

We’re thrilled to announce we’re returning to the Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival for another special A Book And A Bottle Salon this Autumn with the big-hearted bestselling Rachel Joyce – you can buy tickets here. What to expect? A steady flow of fine wine and charming stories as we attempt...
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August 31, 2017

Happy Cabernet Day!

It's the last Thursday in August, which means that International Cabernet Day is upon us! Cabernet Sauvignon is the love-child of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, and can be found virtually everywhere you make wine. It loves long, warm summers (just like us!), and although it may not be the trendiest...
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August 22, 2017

TV Wine Pairings: Edinburgh TV Festival

We're thrilled to be sponsoring the Edinburgh TV Festival this year, and to celebrate, we’ve matched a selection of our top wines with our favourite genres. Inspired by some of TV's top talent, our choices stem from the affordable, everyday wines of our top producers. We feel that these wines perfectly...
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August 17, 2017

Summer drinking (no sun required)

We can’t guarantee beautiful British weather over the bank holiday, but we can promise a way to fill your wine rack with some seriously tasty tipples. And if the lazy August days have made deciding on a wine a bit tricky, we've narrowed it down for you with our top...
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