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'Tis the harvesting season

It’s that time of year, where the wine maker hopes for a bumper crop of grapes at the end of the growing season.

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'Jolie' good Rose!

We're loving this new release from Maison Williams Chase which is very fine indeed; part aged in new Burgundian oak barrels, it has flavour in abundance and has been produced with characteristic flair. The Domaine is nestled in the heart of the South of France, spanning over 20 hectares of vines from the prestigious appellations of the Coteaux Varois en Provence and the Côtes de Provence.

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Spring awakening

The grape vine, and those who have one in their garden will know, is by nature a creeper and loves to spread its leaves and tendrils wherever it can. Out in the vineyard it’s a very different story; in the depths of winter, it’s the wine makers job to prune and stunt growth, thus reducing yields yet improving the quality and intensity of the grapes.

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“I make wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is at Calon.”

Nicolas-Alexandre, Marquis de Ségur (1697-1755)

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The Alchemist's Gin?

Twelve Keys Gin takes inspiration from the notorious works of Basil Valentine of 1599, who's book contains twelve keys (or steps) unveiling the process of turning base metals into precious ones, the Philosopher's stone. Alchemists also believed an elixir of life could be derived from it. Founder Matthew Clifford has delved deep for his inspiration, bringing together the best minds in the spirit industry to collaborate, experiment and unearth a new spirit for the modern age. 

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