Vegan Mixed Cases of Wine

It’s not all that bad in January, if you’re trying Veganism for the first time and realising how long the month actually is, then all is not lost. For at least you can still drink and be merry. Our mixed Vegan cases are full of big and spicy winter warmers, perfect for weekends by the…

Star of the Show, Télégramme 2016

Having just recovered from our annual Christmas party, which is always in January due to December being just too busy, I now feel up to commenting on the star of the show. We are always, very kindly, presented with delicious wines at the party however the Télégramme 2016, Chateauneuf du Pape from Domaine Brunier was…

RIP Jean Mathias

RIP Jean Mathias With the sad death of Jean Mathias, we have lost one of our great friends and suppliers. Jean died, at the age of 88, on 7th January, in the Mâconnais village of Chaintré, following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. We discovered the wonderful wines of the Mathias family in the first…

Clos de Gat, Har’el Vineyards, Israel

The Israeli wine scene involves over 350 wineries, situated in five different viticultural regions. It is in the Judean Hills (known as the “Bordeaux of ancient Israel”) that Israel’s leading boutique wineries are to be found. In a landscape reminiscent of Tuscany, Clos de Gat is situated in the former HQ of ex-Israeli prime minister…

Goodbye Georges Duboeuf

Between 1979 and 1991, Christopher Piper Wines distributed the wines of Les Vins Georges Duboeuf in the West Country. This was probably the period when Duboeuf’s domaine-bottles crus were at their apogee and it was partly due to our involvement with Georges Duboeuf that Christopher Piper Wines managed to gain recognition amongst the West Country’s…