Cal Pla: Day Two

11th May 2017

Having pumped over the grapes for Cal Pla Tinto first thing, next job was to transfer Garnacha Blanco from stainless steel to oak barrels. Not as easy as hooking up a few hoses & flicking on a pump, this involved … Continue reading

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Easter Food and Wine Matching

11th April 2017

Easter Sunday means different things for different people. For some it’s a chance to get together and spend time with family members, for others it’s a chance to search around the garden for eggs made of chocolate which somehow get … Continue reading

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Sparkling wines for 2017

30th March 2017

If you’re anything like me you’ll have spent the last few months pouring over the wine trade press trying to get the inside track on consumer trends and fashions for the coming year. The truth is that all those hours … Continue reading

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Introduction to Gin tasting

6th March 2017

Last Wednesday night bore witness to the first ever Weavers gin tasting at our tasting rooms on Castle Gate. Despite hosting regular wine tasting events for longer than any of us can remember, and stocking over 30 different gins, this … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Gin

23rd January 2017

Gin, in it’s most basic form has been around for centuries, and is currently experiencing a resurgence which I’m sure you’re aware of. We’re often approached to take on the latest, small batch distillate and while some of them are … Continue reading

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Cal Pla Winery: Day one

30th November 2016

Thrusting open the wooden doors; warm, heady aromas of fermenting wine greeted us. Allowing the CO2 to clear, work began in earnest. First task was to pump over the Merlot/Grenache/Carignan for Cal Pla Tinto held in a 16,000L. concrete tank. During … Continue reading

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Ferg’s Fab Festive Flavours

18th November 2016

Hello all, I can’t believe the festive season is nearly here…again! In co-ordination with December’s wine club case release, I’d like to share some food and wine suggestions with you that also explains why we’ve opted for this month’s inclusions. … Continue reading

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Cal Pla Winery: An Introduction

31st October 2016

If you follow us on Twitter, you might have seen that I was in Spain at Cal Pla winery. Returned back to the UK, I wanted to share my journal with you. The contents were written each evening after work to … Continue reading

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Wines of the Future?

21st September 2016

Emerging Regions U.K wine retailers have made great strides in recent decades when it comes to presenting new and exciting wines from all across the globe. This is exemplified by the emergence of  wines from new world countries such as … Continue reading

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Broadband and Wine

2nd September 2016

For years now I have being hearing on the news about how bad rural broadband and internet services are.  I fully appreciate how business in the communities feel left behind with under development from our national communication company.  I think … Continue reading

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