Top 5 Christmas film and wine pairings

  There’s no time like Christmas time. The twinkling of tree lights, the incredible aromas wafting from the kitchen, the lovely hubbub as family and friends gather, and, of course, the happy clink of glasses. To make the most of the festive season, discover our top Christmas film and wine pairings! 1. ELF & Sparkling […]

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is the kind of book you find on a shelf in a holiday home, well-thumbed and swollen with seawater from trips to the beach. A sensational bestseller in 1994, it continues to charm readers, despite the terrible film starring Nicolas Cage. An instant classic, Louis De Berniere’s love-story is set on Cephalonia […]

The 2008 Burgundy Tasting…with Alsace, Germany and older vintages!

Last Thursday saw the 2008 Burgundy release tasting at the Tower of London, a venue we are making our “tasting home” for the time being. The format was a pretty tried and trusted one with a press and trade preview from 3pm till 5.30pm and then from 6pm till 8.30pm it was the private customers […]

A great meal……..14 bts of quality….well 13

Tuesday was UGC (Union de Grand Cru) day when the trade and press gathers to taste the recently bottle vintage in this case 2007. I felt the wines were better than I expected. My picks of the reds were Domaine de Chevalier, Gazin, La Lagune and Leoville Poyferre. The sweet whites were stunning as was […]

Maderia, Sherry, Riesling…….the great missunderstod

I know I’m not the only one but why aren’t the wines above more popular? Is it that they aren’t “normal” is it that they recquire a bt of thought? The “different alcohol”? Well whichever it is I would never be without a half of Fino/Manazanilla in the fridge (the perfect satuday lunch time wine) […]