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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It’s all in the Weather, Emerging Problems with the 2016 Vintage

1st July 2016

Last week I met with a potential Beaujolais supplier for a chat and tasting of his families wines.  This was the week after Paris saw horrendous flooding as well as other deluges in other parts of Europe. Whilst writing this … Continue reading

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A Wine to go With Brexit…

30th June 2016

Like many I really thought that the UK would vote to remain in the EU. Now there will be lots of discussion with regards to what the implications are on a whole load of matters. Somehow I do not think … Continue reading

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In or Out? The Referendum and the Wine Trade

27th May 2016

Like me I am sure you have been following the EU Referendum debate with interest and I dare say that you can see the pros and cons of both sides of the argument, once you can see past all the … Continue reading

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Riesling: The Hipster’s Grape Of Choice?!

14th May 2016

I am sure that it will not come as a huge shock to many Weavers Wine Club members to learn that my favourite grape variety is Riesling. Whilst some of my colleagues in the trade may hate the question ‘so … Continue reading

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Wine Investment Fraud Warning From Nottingham Police

22nd April 2016

We have recently received this notice from Nottingham Police and wanted to share this with our readers. Please take a moment to read if you have wine investments held in bond. Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) A new investment … Continue reading

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Wine and Your Health, Drink Less But Drink Better

8th January 2016

As we start the New Year we have all the good intentions about diet, exercise and of course drinking.  It was no surprise to me that nearly every day in the press so far this year there has been an … Continue reading

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Prosecco, Will the Bubble Burst?

9th October 2015

If there is ever a segmented part of the drinks market in the UK, then sparkling wine is it. Despite the many wonderful and exciting sparkling wines being made all over the world only two seem to sell in the UK, despite … Continue reading

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How Wine is Made Part 1: Temperature

16th June 2015

Have you ever wondered why wines made from the same grape varieties taste different when made in different places? Ever considered the effect of things like wind, rain, sunlight, and temperature on the grapes whose juice is destined to end … Continue reading

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There is more to Spain than Rioja

29th May 2015

When thinking about the wines of Spain it’s hard to look past the wonderful oak aged reds of Rioja, and it isn’t hard to see why. Theyr’e complex but not too heavy, they’re extremely versatlie food wines and have enormous ageing … Continue reading

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