Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

November 16, 2018

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Unlike French wine, French literature doesn’t travel. You’re thinking de Maupassant and Genet and Flaubert and Collette and De Beauvoir and Nin. I’m not saying there are no good French books, fa...

Thanisch 2017 Vintage En Primeur

November 2, 2018

Thanisch 2017 Vintage En Primeur

Weingut Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch, Erben Thanisch “A year of beautiful ripeness, with precise acidity and lively energy.” – Sofia Thanisch History The estate was founded in 1636, amidst the turbu...

New Release: Tardieu-Laurent, The Rhône 2017 Vintage

October 18, 2018

New Release: Tardieu-Laurent, The Rhône 2017 Vintage

Tardieu-Laurent: An Introduction “Historically small yields… the lowest of the post-war years. These very challenging conditions gave birth to juices of such brilliant quality, which do better tha...

Drink Veggie!

October 1, 2018

Drink Veggie!

It might be surprising to learn that not all wine is suitable for vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.  Our simple guide helps you understand what you can drink. How do you know if a wine is vegetarian o...

Vini Franchetti: Tuscany & Sicily

September 28, 2018

Vini Franchetti: Tuscany & Sicily

“At Trinoro, I was driven by an emotional realisation that I was in a perfect place, aesthetically speaking. I had found a place where I was very happy to be.” – Andrea Franchetti The Franc...

Olivier Leflaive: Burgundy 2017 Vintage Release

September 19, 2018

Olivier Leflaive: Burgundy 2017 Vintage Release

One of Burgundy’s most impressive names, Olivier Leflaive is recognised as much for the consistent quality and style of its wines as for the sheer breadth of its range. This can be considered no sma...

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

September 10, 2018

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is the kind of book you find on a shelf in a holiday home, well-thumbed and swollen with seawater from trips to the beach. A sensational bestseller in 1994, it continues t...

Mid-Week Meals: Blanchette’s Lentil Vinaigrette

September 10, 2018

Mid-Week Meals: Blanchette’s Lentil Vinaigrette

We can all agree that cooking mid-week meals can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. And that occasionally (most of the time) those meals would taste a whole lot better with a glass of wine. We’...

The Tale of Champagne Delamotte

September 7, 2018

The Tale of Champagne Delamotte

“Tout dans ce vin est équilibre, force et grâce.” “This wine is an exercise in balance, power and grace” – Didier Depond, President Champagne Delamotte, Champagne Salon...

Spolight on Hyde de Villaine, California

September 5, 2018

Spolight on Hyde de Villaine, California

Hyde de Villaine: One of California’s most prized vineyards, drawn across the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. It took time and a lot of persuasion but, finally, common sense prevailed when two great vi...

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