It’s Always Good To Give: Charity Wine Tasting

We try and get involved with hosting wine tastings wherever possible. It also gives us the perfect excuse to show off to our clients and customers. If the past few years have taught us anything, getting close-up and personal is a privilege more than a right. Standing in a room full of people chatting and …

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Don’t necessarily take it as red in Rioja

If there was ever a region that captured the heart of the Welsh public, it is the Spanish region of Rioja. Ever since the wonderful wines were brought into the country, helped in no small part to Nigel O’Sullivan, founder of Fine Wines Direct UK, who, through his long-standing relationship with Marques de Caceres and …

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Wine for Beginners: An Introductory Guide to the World of Wine

    Welcome to the world of wine! Do you love the taste of wine, but don’t know where to start in the world of wine when it comes to learning about it? You’re not alone! Many people are intimidated by wine because they feel like they don’t know enough about it. In this blog …

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Here to steer you to safe wine waters

Wine Advice From Jonathan Tew At the helm of our wine shop stands the wine colossus Jonathan Tew. Jonathan is the go to staff member for wine advice. His quiet, measured advice comes from over 15 years in the wine trade including stints in some Michelin-starred establishments. An Oxford man – born and bred – …

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Roda tasting – A thoroughly modern Rioja

When a great opportunity arises you should grab it with both hands and the upcoming Rioja tasting featuring Bodegas Roda is such an event. This relatively newcomer – established in 1987 – continues to the push the boundaries around ‘new style’ Rioja wines. There are just four in the range – all red – and …

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Stand and Deliver

When you put your order in, whether it’s over the phone or via that there interweb thing, do you ever wonder of how the wine, beer, and other paraphernalia gets to you? The process is swift, methodical, and surgical-like in its precision. The order is printed out and then handed to the bonded warehouse where …

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