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Wine News

A TASTING EVENING OF TAMAYA WINES OF CHILE
26/05/2015

Join us for an evening of Fine Wine Tasting with us this Thursday 28th May at our Cardiff Headquarters.

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FINE WINES DIRECT UK APPOINTS FFION EVANS AS NEW AREA SALES MANAGER
20/05/2015

We are delighted to announce we have appointed Ffion Evans to the position of Area Sales Manager in line with continued growth for our Cardiff-based business.

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FINE WINES DIRECT UK APPOINT RETAIL OPERATIONS MANAGER
30/03/2015

We are pleased to annonce that we have appointed Chilean wine specialist, Gloria Vasquez to the position of Retail Operations Manager.


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WE TOAST BUSINESS SUCCESS WITH DOUBLED TURNOVER
30/03/2015

As an importer of Wines,  Fine Wines Direct UK distribute to restaurants and hotels throughout Wales and the UK and now we are toasting healthy business growth and gross turnover set to exceed £8.5 million by financial year end April 2015.

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Ten tips for investing in wine
17/08/2014

Take a look at this video as Nigel gives 10 valuable tips for investing in wine. 

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A brief history of chaptalisation
11/04/2014  

2013 was a difficult year in France for the production of wine. A cool summer and excessive rain meant that it was difficult for grapes to achieve maximum ripeness. Even in Bordeaux, many of the top châteaux...

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How important is alcohol in wine?
21/02/2014  

How important is strength in a wine? I ask this because yesterday, at lunch-time, I had a bottle of a petit château from Bordeaux which weighed in at 14º. Forty years or so ago I would have been surprised...

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A beginners guide to Sherry
16/12/2013  

I’m a sherry fan! There I’ve said it, I have ’outed’ myself in front of the British public! Too late to take it back and the thing is you should be a fan as well. ‘Why?’ I hear you cry! Read on and find out…

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Felton Road
05/11/2013  

John Saker book, Pinot Noir – the New Zealand Story, says, “it seems barely credible that Felton Road’s first Pinot Noir was a product of the 1997 vintage. It is not the only book to say this, but is just not true. I am the proud possessor of invoice no.1 for 25 cases of the 1995 vintage. How did this come about? 

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A brief view of the vintage
17/10/2013  

A brief holiday in the Loire Valley at the beginning of October, just happened to be at a time when the vintage was in full swing. Well, that is not quite the expression as off/on rain meant that it was a stop/go sort of harvest. 

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