Latest Blog Posts

  • April In the Vineyards Of Europe

    08  Apr 2024
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    April marks a significant time in European vineyards as the region transitions from winter dormancy to the awakening of the new growing season. The arrival of spring brings a flurry of activity as winemakers prepare for the upcoming vintage. Here's a glimpse into what typically happens in European vineyards during April.

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  • Great Gigondas

    03  Apr 2024
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    Matthew looks at the little brother of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and why it should be on your radar as an alternative. 

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  • Great Gewurztraminer from Alsace

    27  Mar 2024
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    The Dopff and Irion families go back a very long way. Today they make a great collection of wines from Alsace.  This month Matthew considers all the characteristics that make this a truly great Gewurztraminer from this amazing and often overlooked French wine region.

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  • Nero d'Avola, Simply Superb Sicilian Red

    18  Mar 2024
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    Sicilian wines are simply easy-drinking and delicious, best of all they offer great value. Perhaps up there as one of our most repeat purchased wine, this Nero d'Avola has made an appearance in our March 2024 Wine club case.

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  • Racy Riesling from the Clare Valley

    04  Mar 2024
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    The New World home to Riesling is arguably the Clare Valley in Australia. Making an appearance in our February and March case for 2024, Matthew reviews his love of the Wakefield Estate and reveals why the Taylor family is producing the Racy Riesling.

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  • Marvellous Malbec from Zuccardi

    26  Feb 2024
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    Mary had a taste for Malbec, here she reviews this star in our range that has been selected for our February and March Wine Club selection.

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  • Cracking Chianti from Banfi

    12  Feb 2024
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    Chianti Classico, a distinguished wine region in Tuscany, Italy, is renowned for producing some of the world's most iconic wines. Situated between the cities of Florence and Siena, the Chianti Classico zone spans picturesque landscapes of rolling hills and historic vineyards, creating a terroir that imparts a unique character to its wines.

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  • European Grapes thriving in Chile

    08  Feb 2024
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    The history of wine growing in Chile dates back to the Spanish colonization of the region in the mid-16th century, the settlers planted vineyards to produce wine for religious ceremonies and daily consumption, and now Chile is established as a major player in the global wine market. Here Philip reviews two great wines selected for our Wine Club. 

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  • Homegrown Halfpenny White

    29  Jan 2024
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    English whites go from strength to strength. Philip has a look at this intriguing blend from the Halfpenny Green estate.

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  • Pitch Perfect Pecorino

    22  Jan 2024
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    Pecorino is a deliciously balanced dry white that is starting to come to the fore. Selected for our February and March Wine Club for 2024. Philip takes a look at this great value white from the village of Rosciano, the home to this grape. 

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  • Gandarada, Wine of Great Value

    15  Jan 2024
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    You get a lot in your bottle from Portugal. Here Philip reviews one of his favourite reds that certainly punches above its weight for its price. 

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  • Malbec in White

    08  Jan 2024
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    When a wine surprises even the most seasoned of wine merchants you know you have something unusual, and make no exception, this surprised us! Here Mary reviews white Malbec.

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  • Brouilly, an overlooked Appellation in Beaujolais

    01  Jan 2024
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    Brouilly, an appellation within the Beaujolais wine region in France, is renowned for producing vibrant and expressive wines, predominantly crafted from the Gamay grape variety. Nestled in the northern part of Beaujolais, Brouilly is the largest and most prominent of the Beaujolais Crus, a collection of ten designated wine-producing areas celebrated for their distinct terroirs.

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  • The New Character of Chile, Roussanne and Marsanne

    13  Dec 2023
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    When Rhone meets Chile, our private Client Manager discusses how the two white grapes of Roussanne and Marsanne and adding to the new face of Chile's Winemaking character. 

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  • Cracking Claret, a Seasonal Favourite from Château Argadens

    07  Dec 2023
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    When it's good it's very good... This month Philip discusses how this cracking Merlot-led Claret from Château Argadens has made it into our Wine Club selection.

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  • Magical Marius, Great Value Monastrell from Spain

    06  Dec 2023
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    Matthew is well aware of our historic relationship with Piqueras. He has opted for this Monastrell led wine as a perfect addition to the Weavers Wine Club.

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  • Celebrating the Cave Cooperatives of France

    04  Dec 2023
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    Cooperative winemaking in the South of France has a rich and enduring history that dates back to the late 19th century. This region, renowned for its diverse terroirs and exceptional grape varieties, has witnessed the evolution of cooperative wineries as a means to empower local growers and improve the quality of their wines. Here Philip looks a the new products we have taken on from the Caves Cooperatives de Cabezan.

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  • Changes in Duty, How Lower Alcoholic Strength affects Wine

    12  Sep 2023
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    With the changes in duty and wine prices will this become directly linked to the alcoholic strength of wine, how has this affected the art of wine making? Philip Trease reviews the new steps in the wine making process. 

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  • A Working Week on The 2011 Champagne Academy

    15  May 2023
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    Just over 11 years ago Philip Trease was invited on the prestigious Champagne Academy, a week spent tasting and studying all things Champagne... Philip has dusted down this article which was published in The Nottingham Evening Post and remembers the wines and the experience.

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  • A Bordeaux Right Bank Recital

    11  Dec 2022
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    Matthew takes a look at the wines of the right bank of Bordeaux.

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  • Bordeaux Basics: Into the World of Classic French Wine

    01  Nov 2022
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    Matthew delves into the world of Bordeaux Wine from a newcomer's perspective. 

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  • Lies, Redemption and Eiswein – Austrian Wine’s Ascent from the Depths of a Scandal

    03  Oct 2022
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    Jake explores wine's biggest scandal of the 1980s which set back Austrian wine two decades and how the industry has recovered since then.

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  • Memories of Summer

    08  Feb 2022
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    A wine that brings back memories of summer holidays for Matthew.

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  • Decanter's "Best in Show" from Portugal

    01  Jan 2022
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    An historic estate making wine in honour of an historic event. 

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