Archive for December, 2012

Of pricing, supermarkets and reaching the parts others can’t.

Posted on: December 24th, 2012 by Andrew 3 Comments

A Twitter conversation today about,  amongst other things,  the role of supermarkets in the UK wine trade prompted me to think a bit more about our role in the supply chain between producer and consumer.  Its my view that we should try and engage people more in a conversation about wine in general and specific wines in particular. (more…)

Delivery Times

Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by Andrew No Comments

We are now closed for orders until after Christmas. Any orders received after today will not be despatched until the New Year.

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year

Andrew, Chris and the Team.

Qawc’s Corks – Bodegas Tamaral 2009 Crianza Ribero del Duero

Posted on: December 17th, 2012 by Andrew No Comments

I am sitting here without the internet which has inconveniently gone down with a week to go before Christmas!  We are promised an engineer tomorrow so fingers crossed that we can be firing on all cylinders before too long.  Meanwhile this will be uploaded when I get home.  Furthermore, this one is from memory as I am nursing the remains of a cold and my smell circuitry has also gone down – to be repaired I don’t know when.

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Loire Valley Vintage Report part 2 – Assessment by Charles Sydney.

Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by Andrew No Comments
The second and final  half of Charles’s vintage assessment of the 2012 Loire Harvest.

Planning a wine list #2 – the Country/Gastropub

Posted on: December 6th, 2012 by Andrew No Comments

One might assume that if someone is planning to open a pub that he might have thought about the wine list along with the style of food he (or she!) is going to offer. In my experience, this is very far from the case. We deal with a lot of premises that would fall into this category and many of them offer a list barely different from the kind you might find anywhere – a box ticking exercise. (more…)


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