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  • Bérenger's Bank Holiday Burgundies

    Posted on August 26, 2015 by alice

    We caught up with Bérenger Piras, our French Buyer, to talk (among other things) about Burgundy.
    A little about Bérenger...
    Country: France
    Region: Rhone (Northern!)
    ABV: 13% (I was born on the 13th June)
    What is your favourite wine outside of France and why?
    “Barolo. Because Piedmont shares many similarities with Burgundy. Barolo is terroir-driven and made by farmers. The area also ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with France, Food, Burgundy, Bank Holiday

  • Holiday Heroes

    Posted on August 14, 2015 by alice

    As the weather begins to grey, its the perfect opportunity to catch your customers fresh from their holidays with wine that will take them straight back to their favourite summer hot-spots.
    2014 Sincronia Blanc, Mesquida Mora 
    Organic. Sulphite-free. Best consumed outdoors (but only if it's not raining).
    2014 Symphonie Chateau Ste Marguerite (150cl) 
    It’s a magnum of cru classé Provençal ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with Spain, Sicily, Summer, Holiday, Mallorca, Puglia, Provence, Magnums

  • Fine Wine and Junk Food!

    Posted on August 7, 2015 by alice

    Gratuitously jumping on the back of the Drinks Business Top Fine Wine and Junk Food pairings, this week we thought we would take their (fantastic) idea and apply it to our own wines! Then we took it a step further and applied it to an occasion worthy (and appropriate) for any of these matches.

    Champagne ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with Rioja, Champagne, FINE WINE, Food, Burgundy, Barolo

  • Postcards from the Douro

    Posted on July 31, 2015 by alice

    Elisa, our Key Brands Manager, and Harriet, our Portuguese Buyer, visited Quinta Do Crasto this week, and had a fantastic time touring the Douro, tasting Crasto's fantastic range of wines and getting a first glance at their newest projects!
    Rita Carmelo, Crasto’s lovely and knowledgeable export manager.
    2012 Douro Reserva, Old Vines, Quinta do Crasto
    94 points

    "Powerful, rich ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with wine, press, Quinta do Crasto, Wine Spectator, Douro, Portugal

  • Planeta Pairings

    Posted on July 23, 2015 by alice

    Timballetti Fritti
    500g cappellini (pasta)
    300ml tomato sauce
    200g Parmigiano Reggiano (grated)
    2 eggs
    Pastry flour
    300g bread crumbs
    250g peas
    100g butter
    2 onions (minced)
    300g fresh Tuma cheese
    Extra virgin olive oil
    Peanut oil
    In a saucepan, brown the onion in olive oil and ½ a glass of water.  When the onion is soft, pour in the tomato sauce and simmer for further 10 minutes.
    Cook the ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with food and wine, Planeta, Sicily, Italy

  • Bastille Day Beauties

    Posted on July 14, 2015 by alice

    Bastille Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the "Storming of Bastille" on 14 July 1789 and the unity of the French people. The oldest and largest military parade in Europe takes place this morning along the Champs-Élysées, followed by parties, balls and fireworks across the country.
    In honour of the French, on their National ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with Jacquart, Lurton.Trimbach, France, Bastille

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