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A Vue de Nez, literally translates as ‘a view from the nose’ which we can only assume is taken from the name of Arthur Miller’s...
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...
The French find it hard to explain the concept of terroir to Brits as there is no natural English translation. It's one of those things...
£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...
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...
fHugh Johnson notably said of Pauillac, "if one had to single out one commune of Bordeaux to head the list, there would be no argument....
£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...
The legend of Vinus, the Heron, started on the Hérault River banks at the foot of Château Paul Mas in Pézenas. The story goes that...
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...
£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...
£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...
We all need a little magic in our lives, whether it’s imagining you’ve seen fairies at the end of the garden or you're still waiting...
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...
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...
t Joseph Domaine Amphores, that's the domain of vases to us 21st Century folk. In ancient Greece, Amphora were often used to tell the tales...
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 –...
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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?...
£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...
With our rudimentary French we can only assume the Languedoc region of Pic St Loup is named for the wolf saints that must have once...
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...