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New wines a success at Long Pond wine tasting

It seems that EPWAS is stronger than ever. For those of you that do not know who EPWAS are (and that’s everyone as I’ve just made it up) it’s the Eltham Park Wine Appreciation Society, a group of customers of the Long Pond micropub in Westmount Road, Eltham that gather for a wine tasting quarterly hosted […]

Produttori del Barbaresco – Riserva Cru New Releases

Thursday saw the UK release of the 2011 Riserva Crus from the brilliant Produttori del Barbaresco and what a way to launch them – a masterclass with the main man – the PdB President, Aldo Vacca. The winery only releases these single vineyard Crus in exceptional vintages and 2011 has reached these dizzy heights. First a brief […]

The wine tasting season is upon us

I take my New Year resolutions very seriously, especially the one about finding even more delicious wines for the wine lovers of Kent. It’s certainly tasting season for the UK wine trade with about 3 tastings happening per day over the next 4 weeks but, despite my dedication to the cause, I can’t attend them […]

Dryanuray destroyed by delicious Barolo

I’ve never been one for Dryanuary (nor for its recently adopted name either). For those that that enjoy taking part then good for you, but for the others that constantly whinge about it then I have these words of advice – Don’t do it, just drink less all year round. You’ll find this much more […]

Game for Syrah this winter

On recent trip to Newcastle I lunched at the excellent Jesmond Dene House. As inevitably is always the case for someone in my profession, I was called upon to order wine for the table (us fussy wine merchants like to be in control but ). It was an excellent list and my first instinct was […]

The best bottle of wine I ever tasted

This a question I get asked often; or what’s the most expensive bottle of wine you’ve ever tasted, which too many people equate to the same thing, but more often than not they couldn’t be

Trip to Tuscany Visiting Capezzana

One of life’s great pleasures is enjoying a glass of ‘super Tuscan’. What’s even better is when drinking it on the terrace of the estate itself, with the view of the rolling hills of Tuscany

Autumn has been a busy time

Autumn has been a busy time for events kicking off with a Wines of France tasting at The Long Pond micropub in Eltham…

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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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