Learn More About Wine…

We are keen to bring wines from smaller producers to a wider audience and so here is where we’ll share news of our discoveries, let you know about our Tastings and other Events and give you information which will help you get even more pleasure from wine.

English Sparkling Wine beats Champagne!

Ridgeview Bloomsbury from Sussex has beaten some top Champagnes in a recent Blind Tasting for Which? Magazine (Dec 2013). It scored 78% beating Moet & Chandon and Veuve Cliquot! Made from the same grapes as in Champagne, by the same process, so it is champagne in all but name! It is great news that English Sparkling wines are now not only world beaters but good value as well. Check out our price for Ridgeview Bloomsbury at … Read More

Christmas Wine Tasting news

What a buzz at our recent Tasting with new arrivals, Cuvee de Cair (Ribera del Duero) and Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc (Stellenbosch) amongst the best sellers. Talented top NZ wine maker, Simon Waghorn’s Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir were star performers whilst from Spain Luis Cañas Selección de la Familia Rioja Reserva, Bestue Finca Rableros (Somontano) and organic Floral de Uncastellum were strong red wine favourites. Barton wines from Walker Bay South Africa were also … Read More

Spanish Tapas and Wine Evenings – Recent Local Events

Thanks to the Anchor Bleu, Bosham and The Stags Head, Westbourne for inviting us to team up with them for a “tour of great food and wine from Spain” during November. Both events were fully booked and there was a great buzz. The noise increased with the enjoyment of the food and wine, which meant we didn’t talk too much about the wines! Food ranged from fish dishes, to pinchos morunos (small skewers of … Read More

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