Happy Thanksgiving

Hello All, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends, lots of good food and wonderful wines.  It is now less than a month until Christmas.  If you are thinking of ordering wine to drink over the holidays, please do it soon.  Delivery can be difficult or impossible after the second Read more

Special Offer 2004 Gran Abadengo

As many of you already know, I am a huge fan of the wines from Ribera de Pelazas and I am their agent in the UK. This small independent producer based in the National Park West of Salamanca on the border with Portugal and 800 metres above the Duero, specialises in wines made from 2 Read more

2014 Bordeaux Final Thoughts

With the 2013 Bordeaux in bottle tastings coming up soon it seems like a good time to offer my final thoughts on the 2014 Bordeaux En-Primeur campaign, which was pretty much a non-event for me. In a nut shell, the wines were good-ish, not great.  The prices were still too high for the quality level.  Read more

Sad News & Price Reductions

Hello Everyone, Very sad news, my oldest son Angus died this week.  He was 28 and had been living with disabilities since his brain haemorrhage in 2010.  He was remarkably positive in light of his problems and had knack for seeing the funny side of things and making people laugh.  I will miss him terribly. Read more

Great Summer Whites

Summer has arrived and if you are anything like me, you’re always running out of great white wines for drinking now.  I think most white wine is drunk far too young, when it is raw and acidic.  Treat yourself and try something with a bit of bottle age.  Here is a fantastic selection of perfectly Read more

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