November 28, 2016

Blind Tasting Wine

Our Buyer, Margaux, explains why we blind taste wine. Plus she gives it a go, will she get it right? ...
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November 24, 2016

10 tips to deliver a perfect Christmas dinner

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1- Do not panic! Hosting Christmas dinner can be very stressful, we know. But with enough planning and preparation, it is one of the best moments of the year! 2- Christmas menu Think of your menu now and order your food as soon as possible, especially the meat that will be more and...
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November 24, 2016

Three Wine Men London Christmas Tasting – Ticket giveaway

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Join the Three Wine Men for a free London Christmas Tasting Join the Three Wine Men, Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin MW and Olly Smith at a fantastic Christmas wine tasting at Church House in Westminster – all fuelled by the very finest bottles of wine. They love wine and want to introduce you...
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November 18, 2016

Winter Comfort Food: Pheasant Recipe

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Courtesy of our friends at Game-to-Eat is this recipe for Pheasant breast. Of course you’ll want to bag your own Pheasant if you can, so we’d recommend a few tots of our Sloe Gin while you’re out. Like the recipe below, it’s superb. Pan Seared Breast of Pheasant with Smoked Bacon...
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November 16, 2016

Damian Barr’s Sixth #NovelPairing

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Everybody loves a James Bond film but the novels are even more thrilling and even boozier. For November Damian is channelling his inner Sean Connery with From Russia With Love. Helping him choose our #NovelPairings are Rebecca Palmer from Corney & Barrow and Simon Heafield from Foyles. [caption id="attachment_5238" align="aligncenter" width="500"]...
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November 9, 2016

A Second Take on Burgundy 2015s

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Following our initial notes on Burgundy 2015 we have been at it again. At the end of October, we visited most of our remaining growers in Burgundy and so now have a reasonable idea of the vintage. My ‘take’ on 2015 in Burgundy has not changed greatly since visiting in September....
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November 9, 2016

A Summer’s Tasting Trip To Burgundy

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We are at a curious point in the evolution of supply and demand for Burgundy. Whilst interest has never been stronger, recent years have seen hugely variable production, leading to inevitable pressure on prices. Add to that an unfavourable exchange rate and we approach the coming 2015 vintage with a...
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November 8, 2016

Vintage Drinking Guide

Vintage Drinking Guide

Whether you’re storing wine under the bed in a cardboard box or in our bonded reserves, it’s always a good idea to remember to remember to drink the wine. Out of sight can quickly become out of mind. Those tasting notes you read when you bought the wine may have...
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November 2, 2016

The Ultimate Mulled Wine Recipe

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When it comes to mulled wine, tannin is not your friend. The best mulled wines are fruity and sweet so you don’t need anything to distract from that. And when it comes to the wine, Vin de France or generic appellations are best. Now, enjoy the comforting wintery spice of...
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October 27, 2016

South African Chenin Blanc

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Referring to South Africa as New World wine mostly does it a disservice. The first vines were planted in the mid seventeenth century. As a wine producing country, its insular market until the end of apartheid meant the regional identities we see in other countries: Burgundy, Barossa, Chianti etc. haven’t been...
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