Voted Top 50 Indies 2017 by Harper

We were absolutely delighted to receive the news last week that for the second year running we have been voted as one of the top 50 Independent Wine Merchants in the UK!

50 Best Indies 2017

“Once again 50 Best Indies has delivered a cracking selection of quality focused merchants that are at the top of their game. And it’s a pleasure to celebrate and honour many of the best in this vibrant and crucial sector of the UK trade.”

Andrew Catchpole Editor of Harpers Wine and Spirit.

 

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Veuve Fourny Et Fils

Veuve Fourny has always been our most popular ‘grower’ Champagne and having stocked the non-vintage since opening we have become very fond of the wines. Last month Simon and I were treated to a fantastic cellar visit and spectacular tasting at the Domaine.

Veuve Fourny

Veuve Fourny Clos Fauborg Vineyard

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Sulphur Free Wines

We are increasingly being asked for wines with low or even no added sulphur.  Sulphur is a natural occuring product of the winemaking process, however sulphur or sulphites are often added to wines as a preservative, to prevent oxidation and the wine from spoiling. It is often the case with bulk wines they use large amounts of sulphur (as well as other additives) to keep the wine stable and this can change the profile of a wine.  For  those who are sensitive and have bad reactions to sulphur, drinking sulphur free wines are a way of reducing the negative reaction. These wines more often than not are from smaller wineries where they can carefully control each step of the winemaking process and therefore minimise the need to use sulphur. We find that wines lower in sulphur or with no added sulphur tend to have a more unique taste reflecting the place they are from. Often the wines are also organic or biodynamic and therefore have less impact on the environment than those that are not. Read this post

Wines in the Press!

Latest wines to be written up in the press….

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A Focus on Port : Niepoort

Niepoort is an independent family business since 1842. The wines are stored, blended, aged, bottled, labelled in their Vila Nova de Gaia cellars.

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