The Tale of Champagne Delamotte

“Tout dans ce vin est équilibre, force et grâce.” “This wine is an exercise in balance, power and grace” – Didier Depond, President Champagne Delamotte, Champagne Salon Champagne Delamotte maintains an understated profile, one that might seem unusual for a House of its history, pedigree and absolute quality. But in a world of glitz common […]

Top 7 summer cocktail recipes

There’s a certain stigma surrounding wine in a cocktail. Maybe people have just not tasted a good one..? Perhaps you don’t want to use your favourite wine and that’s fair. And we don’t recommend mixing with a pricey Bordeaux or the like… Seriously though, wine cocktails can be great. Here we celebrate the cocktail with […]

Wine and cheese lovers rejoice!

We’re so happy that there’s an official day dedicated to celebrating wine and cheese. It really is still the ultimate combination. What makes it great, is that it’s so very versatile. With so many varieties of wine, from all around the globe, it’s only fair that each is matched with its perfect cheesy partner – […]

Top 10 Christmas Wines

It’s that time of year again, and whatever your festive traditions, they’re bound to involve a little tipple (or two). Corney & Barrow have been trading independently since 1780, so we know a bit about celebrating. We caught up with Fine Wine Sales Manager, Joe Muller to get some advice on Christmas drinking. So Joe, […]

Dinner at The Savoy tasting De Vogue 1999s…

There aren’t many top producers that I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy as often – both tasting and drinking – as Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue. There are therefore a lot of write-ups on this site, many can be found here and most are down to the wonderful generosity of friends and customers. It was […]

Why champagne is worth celebrating

Ah champagne. Lovely, bubbly, delicious, historic, prestigious, luxurious champagne. There is no substitute. Yes, of course we love Prosecco and other sparklers – especially English ones! But the popping of a champagne cork is something uniquely special. Champagne bottles are the armoured tanks of the glass world, as they have to contain the enormous pressure the sparkling wine creates […]