Our Response to Corona Virus
To protect the health and welfare of our staff and customers, we have decided to temporarily close the shop and focus on our home delivery service.
To place and order, please visit our online shop. We are dealing with a significant backlog of orders so please be patient, while we do our best to get your order to you. During this very busy time we may not be able to take orders over the telephone.
Keep well and hopefully see you in the shop when we're back open.
A Short Trip to Bordeaux
I was lucky to go on a trip to Bordeaux this Autumn. I was hosted for the trip by CIVB, the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux, who market the full range of Bordeaux wines throughout the world. The trip aimed to give me an overview of each of the major areas within the region, visiting and trying wines from a variety of producers to give me an insight into the variety of wines that this huge area produces.
Peter Lauer – One of Germany’s finest Winemakers
As part of this July's '31 days of German Riesling' celebration we are releasing a limited edition mixed case of fine Riesling by Peter Lauer. These wines were bought at the 'Grosser Ring' Auction, an annual auction held since the late 19th century, where many of Germany’s most renowned producers from the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer offer their finest wines at auction. These wines are not available via traditional sales channels.
Bodegas Cesar Florido, Chipiona
We have just returned from our annual pilgrimage to Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia. It has now become our tradition to pop on our running shoes and run in the Sherry race, which involves running 14km around the hills of Jerez with optional stops for sherry and tapas along the way!
A Visit to Domaine de la Renardiere | Pupillin
About an hours drive or 100km east of Beaune is the Jura region. This region is famous for two things, yellow wine or Vin Jaune and Comté cheese!
Oliver Zeter – Fine Wine of the Pfalz
Oliver Zeter is one of the upcoming wine producers, making some of the finest and most interesting wine in the Pfalz. From his winery on the edge of Haardt he makes wines from both his 6 hectare of vines and from his partners vines throughout the Pfalz.