It was frustrating. Britta had a soft spot for well-built men; but she also liked the gentle touch. A little subtlety. Seemingly, you can't have...
£18.00
This wine is so fist-thumpingly fresh, so buttock-clenchingly minerally, so eye-poppingly citrusy that, if you try it, you might for a moment mistake yourself for...
£13.00
It's one thing to keep passing a business down to your children, it's quite another to keep that line going for 700 years. Yet this...
Fancy folk might describe father and son winemaking team, Willie & Gavin Brand, as autodidacts. We wouldn't, that's exactly the sort of word someone might...
£11.00
A very generous organic rosé wine, extremely fruit driven that culminates in an enjoyable candy aftertaste. Medium pink with floral aromas of rose and violet...
£11.50
In the heart of Layon, this 100% Chenin Blanc is hand harvested with strict selection of only the best fruits. The wine’s bright yellow dress...
The 2012 vintage is a beautiful purple colour. It is an amazingly fresh red wine with a lovely flowery bouquet and notes of acacia. The palate is...
Have you seen the film Searching for Sugarman? If not, then we recommend you do; it's a masterpiece, but it means this tasting note won't...
£9.50
This is an impressively neat little bargain Chianti that's on the bodysome, flavoursome side of this classic Italian style. This slightly more buxom red is...
A classic Bordeaux from fifth growth Château Belgrave in Haut-Médoc. A wine of depth, class and smoothness that really sings with rich fruit when decanted....
£20.00
We've all experienced something atypical that totally paid off: in a fancy restaurant when you ordered the chef's lasagne, only to discover it's entirely deconstructed,...
Years ago, Touraine wine was transported from vineyard to market on barges, pulled along the river Loire by patient, stoic horses. It saddened Thierry to...
If someone was to tune into The Only Way is Essex, even if they didn't know what the programme was, you can be fairly sure...
For a long time, us Brits have looked over longingly at Canada. They have amazing skiing, they have Justin Trudeau who skateboards and legalises stuff,...
Right, we've had it! We're tired of listening to the same old excuse as to why you're not sure about buying Alsace. Apparently you think...
£11.00
The infinite (well, 500 plus) variety of grapes to be found in Italy is a source of constant wonderment. Of these varieties - Trebbiano, Passerina...
Pure Vallée Le Rosé makes us think of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 – sure, we could compare this wine to a summer’s day, but that would...
The Bougrier family’s relationship to winemaking in the Loire is like Professor Brian Cox’s with space… or writing election winning jams for Labour MPs –...
This is the stone you must carry if you've tried quite a bit of wine; the knowledge that Riesling is one of the greatest grapes...
£10.00
A lively, pale pink rose with hints of rose petals. Delicate, aromatic nose. The wine is lively and well-rounded, and aftertaste is very aromatic.
You'd think the peacock would be proud of itself, with such beautiful plumage and gorgeous looks. But it harboured a regret. It wished it could...
£65.00
An exploration of Spanish Albariño and Tempranillo wines from one of the oldest and most celebrated producers of the country: La Rioja Alta.  All 3...
A casual glance down the list of prominent Champagne names will, before long, reveal Laurent-Perrier as one of the leading lights. With its impeccable credentials,...
£24.00
An excellent expression of a much loved Italian varietal, grown in the stunning family owned Australian vineyard at the Longview Winery. The wine is made...
A luddite is often used as a term of derision, synonymous with a troglodyte, a dinosaur or someone ignorant and out of touch. As it...
We all have secrets, for example nobody knows that Keyser Söze is really Kevin Spacey, seriously he just made up his whole story from stuff...
£15.50
We understand that wines such as this are labelled Petit Chablis because the grapes are grown just outside Chablis proper, despite the wines being made...
This Pinot Noir is hand harvested from vines aged between 55 to 86 years old, sorted to ensure only the best berries make it through...
Rich in colour, and showing a complex aromatic palate and a beautiful structure. This is a ripe yet fresh white Burgundy, without heavy oak. White...
Want to revisit the 60s? If this wine was transposed into a song- it'd be the Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever'. 'Let me take you down...
Some will be sceptical about the moon’s role in winemaking, “it has no opposable thumbs, how can it pick grapes?” You may ask. Yet we...
"There's rain on my window,But I'm thinking of you,Tears on my pillow,But I will come through,Rosefine, I'll send you all my love,And every single step...
There are a few pet peeves that all wine people share; overly filled glasses in restaurants, reds served too warm, whites served too cold and...
***Sommeliers Choice Awards Spanish Wine of the Year 2019***This little gem is really, really worth knowing about. There is a distinctive style of fresh, sea-licked,...
100's of years ago when the world was ravaged by woolly mammoths, Greek philosophers and Brothers Grimm characters, in the region of Salento there was...
The Mcpherson Family Series Chardonnay is expressive of one of the archetypical tales of family; ‘the wayward child.’ In historical, biblical and literary studies, stories...
From the producer who almost single-handedly put Menetou-Salon on the map as a serious competitor to its big-name neighbours, Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, this wine is...
Mystic Ocean showcases the best of Marlboroughs signature wines, with traditional citrus notes on the nose and an inviting crisp and refreshing palate of lemon,...
Tiki is a hand carved Maori treasure which, when gifted, bestows good fortune and love on others. A wonderful thing to receive, which made it...
Tiki is a hand carved Maori treasure which, when gifted, bestows good fortune and love on others. A wonderful thing to receive, which made it...