Fairtrade Fortnight with La Riojana

Fairtrade Fortnight is here: a time for campaigners, businesses, schools and places of worship show their support for the farmer and workers who grow our food in developing countries (quote: fairtrade.org.uk) This year, we’re celebrating one of our producers – a co-operative winery in the La Rioja province, one of Argentina’s most exciting wine regions. […]

Achaval-Ferrer: The Argentine Adventure

“Achaval-Ferrer ticks all of the boxes. Ancient, low yielding vines, high altitude freshness and large diurnal variation helps to give complexity in these wines – the basis for a long term exclusive partnership, very close to our hearts.” – Alison Buchanan, Corney & Barrow   Last year we announced some really positive and exciting changes […]

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 around, we think it […]

An Interview with Ruca Malen’s Roberto Meli

Bodega Ruca Malen is a boutique winery in Mendoza, Argentina, producing elegant and stylish wines. Set up in 1998, Ruca Malen is the brainchild of Jean-Pierre Thibaud and Jacques-Louis de Montalembert. Friends and business partners who shared a love of wine and the wine trade, De Montalembert had worked extensively in Burgundy, while Thibaud was […]

Happy Malbec Day!

April 17th is Malbec Day – a day entirely dedicated to celebrating the grape responsible for creating the delicious wine we know and love. Originally grown in south-west France, Malbec was famously made in the Cahors region of France, where the grape is often referred to as “Côt”. Fast-forward to the mid-19th century, and elsewhere […]

6 Wines For Summer

How do you choose which wine to drink over summer? Sure, you could spend all day coming up with a perfect menu and planning what you’re going to eat and match the flavours to your wine. Or you could take a look at your phone, check the weather and use this guide. If it’s hot […]

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 makes it that little bit […]