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  • Buzzing about Imbibe Live!

    Posted on June 26, 2015 by alice

    We made our debut at Imbibe Live! in 2014 and this year we are back with a bang! We will mark our return to this dynamic show with an engaging, exciting and inspiring line-up of activity on stand.  Celebrating our recent Fine Wine Merchant of the Year Award from SWA, we will be showing the ...


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  • Smokin' trends - BBQs with a difference

    Posted on June 16, 2015 by alice

    Bored of the average BBQ? Sausages not so sizzling, burgers not so bangin'?
    We have found the answer to your troubles - take a look at Great British Chef's alternatives to the normal BBQ here.
    And when your mouth is done watering over those, feast your eyes on some out-of-the-ordinary BBQ wines to match these dishes.
    BBQ Mackerel
    2012 ...


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  • Beyond Bacalhau... Harriet discovers the wonders of Portuguese cuisine

    Posted on June 15, 2015 by alice

    Harriet Kininmonth, our intrepid Portuguese Buyer, shares her tales from a recent trip to Lisbon and the Douro.
    "Here in the UK, if you were to ask someone to name an Italian or Spanish dish you are guaranteed that they will reel off some classics without a second thought – pizza, ravioli, croquetas, paella… Ask a ...


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  • Bom dia de Camões, Portugal!

    Posted on June 10, 2015 by alice

    Every 10th day of June, the Portuguese celebrate their national holiday known as "Dia de Portugal" or "Dia de Camões" in the native tongue. This date commemorates the death of Luís de Camões, best known for his work on Lusiadas, the national epic poem of Portugal that celebrates the nation’s successful world exploration throughout the 18th ...


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  • To steak, or not to steak...

    Posted on June 3, 2015 by alice

    When we think of Malbec, our following thoughts are normally steak, but that doesn't always have to be the case.  Especially when your Malbec is as dynamic as Humberto Canale's.
    In a recent review by James Suckling, Humberto Canale's Estate Malbec, and their Pinot Noir, came away with 90 points apiece.  This, we feel, deserves a ...


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  • Seasonal Sessions: Perfect Picnic Partners

    Posted on May 20, 2015 by alice

    Mini smoked haddock Scotch eggs with asparagus dippers & watercress mayonnaise
    The wine pairing
    Asparagus is one of those notoriously difficult ingredients to match, however a couple of key pointers will help keep your picnic wine tasting fresh as you tuck into this seasonal treat.
    The key is to avoid wines with too much oak or creaminess, as ...


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