As far as flying winemakers go, Jeff Carrel must be one of the hardest working. We’d love to take a look at his air miles...
70 hectares. That's 175 acres, or about two thirds of Liverpool's resplendent Sefton Park. Only it's in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in the Southern Rhône Valley, an area...
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...
£13.00
We're going to suggest something a little controversial here - this red wine is best served slightly chilled. Yes, you absolutely read that right! Although...
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 –...
Toques means chef's hat, which gives this wine its name in part because the wine tastes best when wearing a novelty hat of your choosing...
£16.00
Weirdly Thénac is famous for the Lascaux Caves (faded graffiti of fat horses), truffles (a fungus that is a favourite snack for swine but inexplicably...
£11.50
A truly refreshing and fruity Gamay based wine from master winemaker's Stephanie Aviron and Nicolas Potel. Through using traditional methods and oak barrels, the end...
So beautiful is this wine, that grown men and women have been known to drop to their knees and weep, not quite knowing what to...
£14.50
What we love about the wines of Cairanne is most people have no idea what the heck it is. “Is that a Gaelic female name?...
£10.50
It can be demanding work being vegan; people are constantly trying to feed you stuffed peppers, Mo Farah is always on the telly trying to...
£14.00
The birth of punk and rock '’ roll is rooted in young people experimenting with their garage band (musically experimenting, we have no idea what...
Minervois is a region that has been making wine as far back as the Romans and beyond. In fact, the name derives from the region's...
£12.00
A wine that Mother Earth herself would be happy to promote. Your conscience can enjoy bonus points, as every last drop is organic and hasn't...
£13.00
Jeff Carrel started his working life as a chemist and while he found it rewarding he grew tired of people of confusing his role with...
Winemaking is a lot more sciency than you might think. It involves complicated stuff like pre-fermenting, pigeage, pumping and pressure-controlled pneumatic presses. If that isn't...
£18.00
We like to think of the wines of Canon-Fronsac as the Samwise Gamgee of Bordeaux. Sure, it might not have the glamour of Pomerol or...
£12.50
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...
£25.00
Sometimes you drink a wine and your synapses align, neurones clap their hands, light rains in front of your eyes and you think... this is...
It is not only the Bonaparte Family, Mario Ballotelli and tomato-based stews that are Italian exports that do well in France (why can’t we stop...