March 28, 2017

Damian Barr #NovelPairing: The Violins of Saint-Jacques

Come with us to the magical Caribbean island of Saint-Jacques where passions – and a volcano – simmer.  Helping Damian choose our #NovelPairing are James Franklin from Corney & Barrow and Simon Heafield from Foyles. You won’t find the island of Saint-Jacques in any atlas. It exists only in Patrick Leigh...
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March 28, 2017

Interview with Régine Sumeire, winemaker at Château La Tour de l’Evêque

The majestic Château La Tour de l’Evêque stands in the commune of Pierrefeu in Provence, surrounded by the woody and crystalline stones of the Maurettes hills, an extension of the “Massif des Maures”. The Château La Tour de l’Evêque, also known as the Château La Tour Sainte-Anne, was acquired by...
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March 17, 2017

March Special Pairing with Bleeding Heart Restaurants

This month we’ve teamed up with Bleeding Heart Restaurants and offer you this delicate recipe to get you through the final push to spring. Bleeding Heart’s long–established and extremely popular French Restaurant offers superb food in historical surroundings within the centre of London. It takes its name from the yard where it...
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March 17, 2017

Corney & Barrow: Integrity and provenance on a delicious journey

Established in 1780, Corney & Barrow is one of the longest established Independent Wine Merchants in the UK. The original shop, opened by Edward Bland Corney, was on Old Broad Street in the City of London, selling a small selection of Port, Sherry and Bordeaux. Our Head Office has remained...
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March 9, 2017

Top 3 Airbnbs For Wine Lovers

Ask most wine lovers how they fell in love with wine and it normally comes down to two things: a great bottle or a great trip. If you ever get the chance to travel to a winery, it's an experience you won't forget. Wine and travel go hand in hand, Airbnb...
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March 5, 2017

Meet our Italian Producers

We interviewed three of our favourite Italian producers. Giovanna – La Tunella Which of your wines are in currently your fridge at home? La Tunella Sauvignon Blanc. It is fresh, fruity and easy to drink. I also chill the Pinot Nero in the summer – it is perfect with chicken What would you typically...
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March 1, 2017

Damian Barr’s #NovelPairing: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Miss Jean Brodie is a maverick teacher at Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh, infamously in her prime.  For March, Damian joins the Brodie Set.  Helping him choose our #NovelPairings are James Franklin from Corney & Barrow and Simon Heafield from Foyles. ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ is as...
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February 27, 2017

Introducing Champagne J.M. Labruyere

On Thursday last week we held the launch of Champagne J.M.Labryuere – I’ll be honest it wasn’t like a “normal” Champagne launch – no glitz or gizmos! We simply hosted a lunch and a dinner and let Edouard Labruyere tell the story of a new estate. The house as a whole...
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January 31, 2017

Damian Barr’s Ninth #NovelPairing: Bridget Jones’s Diary

It’s time to wriggle into your big pants (real or metaphorical) for a Valentine’s date with Bridget Jones! Helping Damian choose our #NovelPairings are James Franklin from Corney & Barrow and Simon Heafield from Foyles. February brings romance – a high-stakes month for Bridget and her tribe.  It’s twenty years since hapless,...
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