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The Truth About Grenache

Grenache. Garnacha. Cannonau. By whatever name you call it, it’s a grape worth knowing about. 20 years ago it was the second most-planted red grape in the world. It has now been overtaken by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It produces fruity, sweet-tasting wines with rich texture. It’s becoming increasingly fashionable. Grenache tends towards higher alcohol. There is […]

Top 10 Wines For International Chardonnay Day

Chardonnay. Victim of fashion, champion of versatility, or destroyer of variety? It’s been the darling of the wine world, then the scourge. It was everywhere, then it was everywhere. It is the most versatile grape variety planted worldwide. It is a blank canvas on which the winemaker can daub the terroir and paint their masterpiece. […]

Win Dinner with Yalumba Winemaker Louisa Rose

We’ve teamed up with Yalumba to offer some lucky customers a pair of tickets to one of three Winemaker Dinners with Louisa Rose from Yalumba. Louisa is flying over from down under in June for three exclusive pop-up dinners, at The Truscott Arms in London, The Pump House in Bristol and at Joseph Benjamin in Chester.  Known for her […]

Wine Travels: Our Buyers Suzie and Justin Do Australia

Of a wine Buyers’ duties, travelling far and afield to discover the next great bottle for you to enjoy is perhaps one of their most gruelling.  To Buying Director Justin and Australian Buyer Suzie fell this grim and onerous task.  For over a week they endured, and bravely returned with this tale… It’s too early to […]

The 12 Facts About Australian Wine You Need To Know

We’re celebrating Australian wine this month.  When it comes to wine, Australia has a reputation for being one of the most exciting and experimental countries in the world.  While it may be best known for a few big brands, there’s a lot more to Australian wine than you might think!  Here are the reasons why. […]

Kangarilla Road Tasting

Kangarilla Road is hands-down one of our favourite producers in Australia’s McLaren Vale, so we were absolutely thrilled when Kevin O’Brien, the winemaker and founder of the family-owned vineyard, offered his time to our staff for a tasting held in London last night.  Kevin had just flown in from Vancouver, so his stay in London was pit-stop […]