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.
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!
Tillingham Visit 8th August 2018
On a bright August day I was lucky to be invited to visit one of the most exciting projects in English wine at the moment, Ben Walgate's Tillingham Wines.
Poiron Dabin | Muscadet
Part of visiting an independent shop should be the joy of getting personal, friendly and knowledgeable advice from someone keen to pass on their passion for whatever they are selling. We love sharing our new discoveries with our customers and frequently travel to different wine regions to hunt out some new unrepresented wineries for the shop.
Domaine d’Esperance Armagnac
Simon first came across Domaine d'Esperance and it's wonderful Eaux de Vies in November 2017 when on a visit to the region with the Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l'Armagnac or BNIA for short!