Buyer’s Choice – Marquis de Pennautier Chardonnay Viognier

Chateau de Pennautier is an impressive estate in the Mediterranean area of southern France, 6 miles from Carcassonne.  The Chateau was built by Bernard de Pennautier during the reign of Louis XIII, circa 1620.  The present tenants Nicolas and Miren de Lorgeril are direct heirs and the 10th generation of vignerons since the estate was […]

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. […]

The 7 White Wines You Need To Be Drinking This Summer

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Summer is fast approaching, many of our stores teams have started wearing shorts (sorry about that), and every weekend or sunny evening is now an excuse to eat al fresco. Scouring our range for the best of the new and some favourites that sing out to be enjoyed, […]

Meet The Winemaker: James and Catherine Kinglake, Domain Begude

Domaine Begude is a small hilltop domaine very close to the town of Limoux, owned and managed by British couple James and Catherine Kinglake. With beautiful views over the Pyrénées & the Corbières, their vineyards have been organically farmed for the last 30 years and wine has been produced on this historic estate since the […]

The 12 Facts About Australian Wine You Need To Know

4 / 5 ( 1 vote ) 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 […]

Wine and Food Matching: Christmas Combinations

4.8 / 5 ( 5 votes ) Christmas is a time for family, friends and fabulously festive food. When you’re the family wine-geek, that means it’s your job to make sure the wines are up to the task. Wine and food-matching is important at any meal, you don’t want your goose to come out perfectly […]

Toast the Golden Coast

5 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Suzie Harrison, our California Buyer and Justin Apthorp our Buying Director have just returned from a trip to California to visit existing and potential wine suppliers, taste the new vintage and seek out some exciting new wines. Suzie brings us up to speed on their recent trip to […]