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In Our Glass

Into the heart of Italy: La Cantina Pizzolato

There’s Prosecco and then there’s Prosecco; La Cantina Pizzolato make the latter… The tidal wave of Prosecco that has engulfed UK sparkling wine drinkers since the early 2010s has been a revelation for the committed consumer. Prosecco has fuelled many fantastic occasions, celebrations, brunches or even just Thursday drinkies; democratising bubbles for the everyday. The […]

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Views from Ten Minutes by Tractor

A gently-spoken man with a background in finance and IT, in 2002 Martin Spedding finally acknowledged the fact that his true passion lay in wine. Despite his origin in New South Wales, he simply couldn’t get enough of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and spent two years searching for the right opportunity in Victoria and immersed himself in […]

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Discovering Garnatxa at Herència Altés

Get inspired! This is the reason why we get excited by the wine that we import. Energy, passion, expertise and joy is what Nuria and Raf bring to their vines in Terra Alta, Spain – confirmed in every sip of their wine!  Nuria a native of Batea in Terra Alta, Spain and her family have […]

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Close to Home: Kingscote Estate

With English Wine Week just around the corner (20-28 June), what better time to highlight the wines of Kingscote Estate. Based in West Sussex, this winery has been making headlines since inception in 2010 for both the quality and value of their offering. Winemaker Andy Cooper, who has been with the estate since 2012, makes wines that express the character and identity of […]

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A Taste of Provence: 2019 Rosé from Château de Berne

What better way to enjoy the sunshine than a dazzling glass of chilled rosé from Château de Berne, one of the most renowned estates in the whole of Provence! Located in the inland Haut Var, Chateau de Berne’s slightly higher altitude and diurnal range, as well as poor limestone soils, make it one of the best areas […]

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Refresh your G&T: Island Gin from the Scilly Isles

Arthur and Hilary Miller established the Scilly Spirit Distillery on St Mary’s Island in the enchanting archipelago of the Isles of Scilly, the most southwesterly point of the UK. The inspiration for the recipe of the gin was a shipwreck in 1665 around Bishop Rock. The survivors were rescued by bold crewmen in pilot gig boats and part of […]

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Catching up with Kevin Grant of Ataraxia

This week we caught up with legendary South African winemaker Kevin Grant and talked about how he is dealing with lock-down up in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Kevin sent us this video about his Sauvignon Blanc which we want to share with you. He compares his zesty 2019 Sauvignon Blanc – ‘like sucking on a river […]

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