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  • Roger Jones unravels Italy's whites

    Posted on October 15, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    "The varieties and inticacies of the Italian grapes can be confusing, but it means the country offers both choice and quality."
    2014 Gewurztraminer Classici DOC, Colterenzio, Alto Adige
    "This wine offers a bright, clean, perfumed, floral nose with soft acidity, yellow stone fruit and savoury spices."
    2012 Vintage Tunina, Jermann
    "Blending Malvasia, Picolit, Ribolla, Gialla and Sauvignon Blanc, this is an ...

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  • The beach-off: Cornwall versus Portugal

    Posted on October 9, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    Dorina Lindeman from Quinta da Plansel popped over to visit Roslynn and the crew from the Sam’s Group in Cornwall.
    Sam’s of Cornwall is one of the county’s most loved restaurant brands. A proud ambassador of local produce and promoter of all that the Cornish Larder can and does provide.
    Sam’s is a family operated business that ...

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  • Start London Cocktail Week in style!

    Posted on October 5, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    Introducing Sprizzato...
    For five generations, the Priante family has been an enthusiastic contributor the wine and restaurant scene in Veneto. Michele Priante can still remember his grandfather drinking his favourite bitter orange liqueur – with chilled Prosecco in the summer, or poured generously into mulled red wine to warm the winter nights. Determined to continue the ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with Prosecco, Italy, Sprizzato, Wine Cocktail, Spritz

  • Go Game!

    Posted on September 23, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    To see in the start of Autumn Equinox - that's today by the way we're celebrating with a seasonal feast of Wild Hare with Field Mushrooms and Henschke's Giles Pinot Noir (exclusive to Independent Retailers).
    Wild Hare
    1 hare
    100ml olive oil
    12 tree onions or shallots - whole
    300g smoked pork - diced
    8 field mushrooms
    300ml shiraz
    4 beetroot - peeled and sliced ...

    This post was posted in Blog and was tagged with Henschke, Food, Autumn

  • d'Arenberg scores high in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate!

    Posted on September 15, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    Great news for d'Arenberg this month as a collection of their portfolio has scored 90 or more points in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
    A little about d'Arenberg
    Family owned d’Arenberg is located in the breathtaking McLaren Vale in South Australia, and produces an enviable range of wines. From humble beginnings, these wines quickly gained cult status amongst ...

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  • Bérenger's Bank Holiday Burgundies

    Posted on August 26, 2015 by Alice Gillespie

    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 ...

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