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A visit to Ridolfi

January 17, 2023

A visit to Ridolfi

By Ida Weatherall – Visited Wednesday 27th April 2022   The winding road from Siena down to Montalcino is a charming constant of lush greenery and rolling hills. What surprised me most when approac...

Christmas Food and Wine Pairings: Picpoul de Pinet Les Vignes Sur Mer Maison Azan 2021 and Salt Cod Cakes

October 19, 2022

Christmas Food and Wine Pairings: Picpoul de Pinet Les Vignes Sur Mer Maison Azan 2021 and Salt Cod Cakes

  The crisp acidity and freshness of Picpoul de Pinet Les Vignes Sur Mer Maison Azan 2021 with the white fish and potato cakes pairs perfectly. Incredibly moreish, you’ll need plenty of th...

Blended by Us

August 23, 2022

Blended by Us

You will probably have heard the word ‘blend’ used in many contexts – from tea and coffee to perfume or spices. And of course, wine. In fact, it’s more than likely that the wine in your glass ...

Easter recipes – Roast Lamb Steak with Argentinian “Criolla” Sauce

March 30, 2022

Easter recipes – Roast Lamb Steak with Argentinian “Criolla” Sauce

As we look forward to Easter, we decided to ask some of our winemakers around the world how they intend to celebrate. In Argentina, our dear friend Agustina Hanna, Head Winemaker at Bodega Ruca Malen...

Winemaker spotlight – Cakebread’s Stephanie Jacobs

March 16, 2022

Winemaker spotlight – Cakebread’s Stephanie Jacobs

  Director of Winemaking – Stephanie Jacobs   Their beginnings were humble, with the original winery building essentially a tractor shed! However, Napa Valley’s legendary Cakebread C...

Producer Spotlight – Agustina Hanna

March 8, 2022

Producer Spotlight – Agustina Hanna

At just 30 years old, and with 11 vintages already under her belt, Agustina Hanna, new Head Winemaker at Bodega Ruca Malen, is determined to make her mark. After a string of vintages in her home coun...

Furmint February: FFS!!!

February 4, 2022

Furmint February: FFS!!!

Updated from – Furmint February – the ferment about Furmint Sometimes, you just have to read the riot act. ‘Let’s face it, February!!!’, we remonstrated. ‘FFS!*You’ve been pretty dar...

Producer Spotlight: Cakebread Cellars

February 2, 2022

Producer Spotlight: Cakebread Cellars

Our focus this month turns to one of our most loved wineries – Cakebread Cellars from California.  Bruce Cakebread talks about his passion for winemaking, their organic kitchen garden and updat...

Producer spotlight: Arboleda

October 19, 2021

Producer spotlight: Arboleda

This month’s focus is on Francisco Baettig, winemaker at Arboleda, one of our producers based in Chile. Q) Tell us about the Arboleda estate, the history and the different wines you make for C&...

Squash and Sage Risotto

September 28, 2021

Squash and Sage Risotto

This high altitude Chardonnay from Mendoza in Argentina has rich stone and citrus fruit notes along with toasty notes of caramel and vanilla works brilliantly with this warming, autumnal dish. Serves...

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