” Outstanding” Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2015

Decanter April 2017 Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2015 received an ‘Outstanding’ score and was the chosen favourite for two out of the three judges. Listed on our website at LESS than the value shown this is a winner for everyone ! Find it here 

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…

Christmas Mixed Cases – Half bottles, Magnums and Party Wines

Who doesn’t love a drop of something special at Christmas ? Our Half bottle case is a great gift for that couple where one likes red and one likes white wine. No arguments here and both get a great glass and a half of red, white or even champagne. This case contains 2 half bottles…

Lirac by Roger Sabon 2014

Friday lunchtimes (if we are lucky) are occasionally spent at The Rusty Pig in Ottery St Mary where Robin Rea cooks up the freshest and tastiest splendours seen rarely in our locality. No menu and no real idea of what we are about to receive, we have polished off the best belly pork, pigeon and…

Churchill Vintage Port 2014

  Churchill Vintage Port 2014 Founded in 1981 by Johnny Graham, Churchill Graham was the first independent port shipper to arrive on the scene in more than fifty years. The overall style of Churchill’s wines are rich, concentrated and with plenty of backbone and flesh. Terroir and grape quality are paramount in Johnny’s philosophy and, since…

Mas de Daumas 2015 En Primeur

EN PRIMEUR 2015 Rouge AN ICONIC LANGUEDOC ESTATE Created in the 1970’s by Aîmé and Véronique Guibert, this world-renowned Languedoc estate is situated in the Haut Vallée du Gassac, near Aniane. What makes Mas de Damas Gassac so special is its exceptional and unique terroir, which was originally discovered by the academic geographer, Henry Enjalbert. He found,…

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…

October – A Taste of Rioja

Our mixed case for October is in support of ‘Shop Rioja’, a promotion held each year by Rioja Wines. Offered at trade inc. VAT this is a super case (x12 bottles) of mixed wines from Rioja (funnily enough). 4 bottles each of Lopez de Haro Rioja Crianza (“this wine is a steal” Parker 91 points),…

Chris Piper’s Le Rosé – Perfect for Summer Picnics

 Le Rosé  is a ripe and rounded rose, pale pink with a zest strawberry like fruit and well balanced acidity. Domaine de Grandmont is a 9ha property, situated in the commune of Blace, about 15 minutes drive south of Chateau du Pave. It is owned by Jean Brac de la Perriere, the late Henri Brac de…

The Times Top 100 Wines of Summer

Delighted to announce that the 2015 Quinta do Casal Monteiro from the Tejo region of Portugal has been selected as one of Jane MacQuitty’s Top 100 Wines of Summer. ((Saturday June 25th 2016) Gold Medal at the Wines of Portugal Challenge 2016 Wine Enthusiast Best Buy, October 2015, 90 points. Quinta do Casal Monteiro is…

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…