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It's a tough job....

But as they say, someone's got to do it! Wine tasting, mmmm, you could say it's pretty much the best perk of being an independent wine retailer. I mean, how else are we going to select an exciting and diverse range of wines to suit all tastes and budgets? Well, you might wonder how on earth do you begin to decide what to source. To be honest, we've always just gone with our hearts and of course our palates; it has to begin with personal preferences, if you're going to sell a wine, you'd better be passionate about it!

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Magnums, miniatures & more...

Just landed, our Ramon Bilbao wooden boxed magnums; these beautifully presented, wonderful Riojas, make fantastic gift ideas. Meanwhile we have limited edition wooden boxed Gin from City of London - a great choice for the discerning gin-drinker. And Pickerings of Edinburgh have just launched their gin trio minis, gift boxed and ready to go! Check out these lovelies:

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Masters of low-dosage

Charles-Henri and Emmanuel Fourny are the impressive duo behind Champagne Fourny, a particular favourite amongst our growers with their fine, mineral and decisively pure Chardonnay-based Cuvees. With Premier Cru vineyard in Vertus, it’s unsurprising that the brother’s commitment to the environment includes practising organic viticulture wherever possible:

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Purity & Distinction

Two words which have lingered in my thoughts following last week’s visit to Redfold Vineyards in West Sussex, home to Ambriel Sparkling wines. Having stocked Ambriel Classic Cuvee and Blanc de Noirs pretty much since their release, it was a real treat to be given a private tour of this pristine estate by owners Charles & Wendy Outhwiate. On a stunningly beautiful autumnal day, we wandered the rolling vineyards, winery, bottling plant and even the on-site laboratory!

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Johan Meyer Wines

Hailing from Swartland and Elgin in South Africa, a troop of young guns are carving names for themselves making stunning wines with great abandon. One such rising star is 28 year old Johan Meyer. After cutting his teeth in Burgundy, Johan went in search for the perfect sites to grow his Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. His first vintage was 2011, and his 2014 vintage is rather special. Johan's wines are as rare as hen's teeth, making just over a 1000 bottles, we're incredibly lucky to have some stock!

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