Domaines Delon Including the Iconic Leoville Las Cases…

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Antoine Guimbert, recently appointed Export Manager for Europe and the Americas, talked us through a flawless range of Bordeaux reds, with astounding alacrity on Wednesday 10th October. He held the audience’s attention in the Old Cellars beneath Nickolls & Perks’ shop with a great level of detail about his wines, which you might expect, but his knowledge more broadly about … Read More

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Pairing Whisky With Food

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In the world of wine, it’s very common to consider what bottles to go with certain foods. In fact, it’s a well-established tradition in the land of foodies. Yet it’s a good deal rarer to find many people in the whisky world considering what whiskies to pair with their foods instead. If you brought it up at many a traditionalist … Read More

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Five Things To Look Out For At The Midlands Whisky Festival

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Okay, you’re ready to go. You have your train ticket, your festival ticket, and you’ve had a decent breakfast that’ll mop up a fair amount of the drink you may consume. You’ve checked the festival website for directions, you’ve made a list of the exhibitors you want to check out, and you’re ready to queue up at the entrance. And … Read More

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The French Connection….

A very enjoyable evening at the French Connection Bistro in Stourbridge, now under the management of the enterprising Ross McGilliot, gave us a chance to see how fine wines endure the extremes of the modern day, British summertime climate. Considering that we sat outside with a cold beer to start with and the temperature was a stifling 39 degrees, it is not … Read More

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Interview with Keith Cruickshank, Distillery Manager of The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd.

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We’re big fans of Benromach here at N&P. It’s a distillery that constantly brings forth some high quality, really well-made single malt whiskies. Full of flavour, and always interesting, they also manage to be astonishingly good value too. And value is becoming an increasingly rare thing in Scotch whisky, where premiumisation has become the way of things – so this … Read More

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The Dram Tour: India and Taiwan

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Next on the Dram Tour series, we move on from Europe and head into another continent entirely: Asia. Whenever you think of Asian whiskies (and let’s face it, Asia is a pretty big region) the number one place people will think of is Japan. Whilst I think it merits taking a stop off at Japan one day, I think it’s … Read More

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Staying Ahead of 2018′s Wine Trends with Nickolls and Perks

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Who could have predicted the inexorable rise of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or Argentinian Malbec? Have you ever wondered if you could anticipate the next big thing in wine? Well the hugely popular Danish app Vivino is trying to do just that. With over a million wines and several million subscribers, Vivino is one of the world’s largest online wine … Read More

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Bargains from the Nickolls & Perks February Sale

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After Christmas, winter is just awful. Dark, cold, and out of pocket, many of us were paid before Christmas and took a real hit buying presents. So how to lubricate the long dark nights when your pockets contain little more than lint? Well, the Nickolls and Perks famous February Sale of course! As more of a broke wine drinker than … Read More

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The Dram Tour: Switzerland and France

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Previously, our journey around what we can generally describe as “other interesting places to find distilleries than the usual suspects” touched on Swedish whiskies. So where’s next for the dram tour? Well, I suppose this is where things get interesting, as there aren’t a huge number of what you’d be able to carve up as whisky regions – though if … Read More

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English Wines for the New Year

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In the past few years, English wines have finally started to receive the recognition they deserve. It all started with the well-earned awards success of a few sparkling wines, mostly from Sussex and Surrey. These bubbles sparked a wider interest in wines from all over the country, with regions such as East Anglia, the Southwest, and even the Midlands emerging … Read More

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