Posts Tagged ‘Marlborough’

The discreet charm of Henri Bourgeois

Posted on: February 10th, 2015 by Andrew No Comments

A buying trip to Sancerre

I had never been to Sancerre, so Paul, with whom I was travelling, suggested that on our trip to Mâçon, we make a small detour to Chavignol and pay a visit to Henri Bourgeois (more…)

In House Tastings – Pinot Noir

Posted on: May 20th, 2013 by Andrew No Comments

Last week we had another of our regular in-house tastings in which we assess wines that people have sent to us for inclusion on our wine list. This time we had a selection of Pinot Noirs to look at,  two from Germany,  one from South Africa, one from New Zealand and a Burgundy. This made a good whistle stop tour of both old and new worlds with the German reds being new to both of us. Down here in Somerset the world moves on very slowly. (more…)

Salon des Vins de Loire at Angers – 2012 vintage as good as expected.

Posted on: February 8th, 2013 by Andrew No Comments

On the overnight ferry from Portsmouth with Paul Scaife of Beach-life wines to the Salon in Angers. I was looking forward to it – not the ferry trip- I am not good at sleeping on boats, though as this was LD lines -the ex Truckline route, the ship was heavy and stable and reasonably comfortable. No, the Loire-fest was one wine show I have missed over the years but this year it coincided with my need to refresh our Loire offer and it was a good opportunity to meet suppliers in the flesh. (more…)


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