What makes you unique? An Independent Wine Merchant’s Tale

  What makes YOU unique? To be completely honest, questions like that frighten the life out of me and before I know it, I’m muttering more ums and lengthened weeeells and other time filling vocabulary resembling Neolithic man than I’m certain that Neolithic man himself could utter. So, having now… Read more

For the Love of an Italian Varietal

For some, February brings with it a healthy dose of anticipation of how the Royal Mail will possibly manage the hefty load of Valentine’s cards to be delivered to their door. For others, the sheer intermittent presence of that elusive ball in the sky (aka ‘the sun’), provides the promise… Read more

Life is a Cabernet!

I don’t think that I would be alone in my reference to the noble grape variety, Cabernet Sauvignon as ‘King Cab’, would I? Powerful and weighty, this grape variety produces red wines that are richly concentrated in fruit intensity, backed up with plenty of tannin. This can be traced back… Read more

Join in the Beaujolais Nouveau Revival!

In the 80’s and 90’s Beaujolais Nouveau was a ‘global phenomenon’. A youthful red wine borne of Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc (aka Gamay) grapes, it was originally made to celebrate the end of harvest. Produced in the Beaujolais region (north-west of Lyon), France, it is bottled only 6-8 weeks… Read more