Painted Wolf Staff Wine Tasting

On Friday the 12th October we had the great pleasure of hosting the amazing Jeremy Borg of Painted Wolf Wines from South Africa. He came in to us for a

Joseph Perrier Champagne, France

Last week I was so lucky to be invited by St Austell to visit Champagne for a tour of the Joseph Perrier vineyard. It’s difficult to call it work as

Why We Love Pinot Noir

Paul Giamatti’s character in the film Sideways explains it best. “It’s a hard grape to grow. Thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. It’s not a survivor like Cabernet, which can grow anywhere

Only 6 Weeks Until Christmas

We’ve only 6 more weeks until Christmas.  It hadn’t occurred to me until I saw the new John Lewis advert.  You know the time is nigh when the war of

Has Madeira Wine Gone Out of Fashion?

Have some pineapple?  Pair it with a full bodied, perfumed glass of Madeira wine – absolute perfection. Seriously, you should really try this combination! Some may say Madeira wine has gone out

15 Handy Tips to Help You Pair Wine & Food

If you dread the dinner party dilemma of choosing wines for your menu, try these 15 handy pairing tips. They will save you a lot of time… and stress! 15 Handy Wine

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