Alfrocheiro – ‘The Pinot of Portugal’

Alfrocheiro, Terra d’Alter 100% Alfrocheiro, Boavista Vineyard Afrocheiro is a unique variety with quite small bunches and berries reminiscent of Pinot Noir and Trousseau (Bastardo), to which we think it is genetically related, so we like to think of it as the « Pinot » of Portugal. Low yielding vineyard, handpicked fruit. Crushing followed by…

Steven Spurrier’s Bride Valley; ’tis the time for English Wine

BRIDE VALLEY After 50 years in wine – and inspired by the unique chalky soils on his wife’s Dorset sheep farm – Steven Spurrier decided to join the English sparkling wine revolution. In 2008, he and Bella went to select the finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier root stocks from Burgundy’s famous Pepinieres Guillaume…

Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau 2016 Château de Grandmont

RELEASE DATE: Thursday, 17th November “A wonderfully exciting late vintage – as good as the brilliantly balanced 2013!” AN IMPORTANT VINTAGE THAT WILL MAKE EXCEPTIONALLY FINE NOUVEAU WINES Way back in late May and early June, things were not looking too rosy for the growers in Beaujolais. A    really damp and grey May was followed…

New: Great Value Pinot Noir SE Australia & California

Whale Point Pinot Noir 2015 , South Eastern Australia 13% ABV This Pinot Noir from South East Australia is a pale ruby red in colour with a soft nose of redcurrants and red cherries. The palate is very smooth with a core of red fruit flavours and sweet spices supported by supple tannins giving structure…

Exclusive Wine Labels by Simon Drew

Chris Piper has known renown artist Simon Drew for over 30 years when he was initially commissioned to produce amusing pictures for our wine lists. Chris has now asked Simon to produce exclusive labels for two new wines from South East Australia. Red Herring Shiraz/Cabernet and Croc of Gold Chardonnay.  Both are available through the…