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So when do you pop the cork?

Jonny Wren ponders when is the right time to open that special bottle? I’ve been lucky enough to drink, sorry taste, some of the world’s finest wines in my career. Famed Bordeaux Chateaux like Yquem, Latour, Margaux and Petrus; DRC and Coche-Drury from Burgundy, Vega Scilia and, well I better stop there as I’m starting […]

Do you need new glasses? Go Zalto!

I certainly do as I’ve fallen in love. Fallen in love with the Zalto glass that is taking the wine world by storm. It isn’t just a wine glass, it’s a work of art with its angular design and size-zero stem; but does the glass you use make the wine taste better? Yes it does, […]

2017 Château Gairoird Organic Rosé, AOC Côtes de Provence

“Rosé doesn’t get much better than this.” Jonny Wren, Songbird Wines Founder We Brits can sometimes be guilty of not taking rosé seriously enough. Happy enough to splash out on a fine red or white, but the rose just needs to be cold and pale. This organic pink from Château Gairoird is the kind of […]

We’re Changing Our Name to Songbird Wines

It’s been over four years since I set up JW Wines to supply the finest restaurants in Kent with quality wine and I’m delighted to say the company has gone from strength to strength. The wine tasting and private client business, that trades under Wren Wine, has also grown substantially so I have decided to […]

2018 Tio Pepe Fino En Rama Now Available!

The annual Spring release of the new Tio Pepe En Rama is now a firm fixture in the wine world and hugely anticipated by sherry lovers around the globe. Tio Pepe En Rama is an unclarified and unfiltered ‘super-fresh’ Fino sherry, loved by many for its unique, fresh from the cask experience. It is alive with […]

The Superb Siblings of Sassicaia

“One of the world’s great wines and an extraordinarily elegant expression of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grown in Italy” Robert Parker 2015 Sassicaia has just been released to great acclaim as have the 2016 vintages of its 2nd & 3rd wines Guidalberto & Le Difese. These wines offer amazing value and a chance to […]

Spanish Wine Dinner at Harbour Street Tapas, Whitstable

Join me for a journey through the great wines of Spain matched with outstanding regional food at Kent’s finest tapas bar, Harbour Street Tapas, Whitstable. .  Me and the Tapas proprietors Lee and Tim are hosting an evening of wonderful food and wine in the intimate surroundings of their upstairs dining room. Tim and I have chosen […]

New Delicious Provence Rosé – Château La Gardonne

Jonny Wren has discovered a delicious new Provence Rosé I do enjoy a drop of rosé but occasionally I taste one that really stands out from the crowd and that’s what happened with this stunner. What delighted me about Château La Gordonne was how delicious it was as a wine in its own right – […]

A Springtime Visit to Rioja with Casa Primicia

Spring is a beautiful time to visit most places in Europe but it’s perfect for visiting home of one of the world’s most famous red wines. Rioja has three areas – Baja, where you find the more industrial, mass-producing companies, Alta and Alavesa, these both at a higher altitude and home of the region’s finest wines. Alavesa also boasts […]

Tio Pepe Fino En Rama 2016 Release – Secure Your Stock!

It’s the most important time of the year in the Sherry calendar – the new release of Tio Pepe En Rama. Currently being bottled without fining or filtering this is the closest you get to tasting Fino when it’s as fresh as a daisy, direct from the barrel. Only 60 selected casks are used in […]

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2017 Château Gairoird Organic Rosé, AOC Côtes de Provence

“Rosé doesn’t get much better than this.” Jonny Wren, Songbird Wines Founder We Brits can sometimes be guilty of not taking rosé seriously enough. Happy enough to splash out on a fine red or white, but the rose just needs to be cold and pale. This organic pink from Château Gairoird is the kind of […]

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2018 Tio Pepe Fino En Rama Now Available!

The annual Spring release of the new Tio Pepe En Rama is now a firm fixture in the wine world and hugely anticipated by sherry lovers around the globe. Tio Pepe En Rama is an unclarified and unfiltered ‘super-fresh’ Fino sherry, loved by many for its unique, fresh from the cask experience. It is alive with […]

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