Kopke Port Tasting 24th September

The House of Kopke is the oldest Porto wine export firm, established in 1638 by the Germans Cristiano and Nicolaus Kopke. They have established an enviable reputation for their range of cask-aged and bottled-aged ports, some produced from vines that are over a century old. We were therefore delighted to be hosting this tasting, presented by Kopke’s Export Manager, Joao … Read More

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…and the winner is…

We were ‘over the moon’ to learn that Nickolls and Perks scored twice in the Decanter Retailer of the Year Awards 2016: The results were announced at The Connaught, London, on 14 September 2016. “The annual Decanter Retailer Awards aim to offer wine drinkers in the UK an indispensable guide to the best wine shops and wine lists on the high street.” … Read More

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2009 Vs. 2010 Bordeaux

By Will Gardener These are both gorgeous vintages that will be compared many times in the years ahead. Now 3 and 4 years, respectively, post bottling what would they reveal at this juvenile stage? Our sampling of 14 wines, all tasted blind and in completely random order (actually this was not strictly true, several were paired up but we didn’t know that) … Read More

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#WinMWFTickets Returns Daily For One Week


Some of you may remember when the Midlands Whisky Festival first started the Twitter competition, #WinMWFTickets, some of you probably don’t. Not to worry, you’ve all got the chance to grab yourself some free tickets and more all week! We’ll be giving away entry tickets, Dream Dram tokens and Masterclass tickets to a different lucky winner each day for seven days. … Read More

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FREE two years storage with Bordeaux 2015 En-Primeur


Who likes paying storage on their fine wine each year? (Absolutely no one, right?) So, we’ve decided to give you a head start by offering two years FREE in our storage facility at London City Bond (LCB) up until April 2020! That’s roughly £25 of savings per case of wine. Simply select which wines you’d like to purchase from the … Read More

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It’s That Time Again: Nickolls & Perks Presents 10th Midlands Whisky Festival; First To Be Held In Central Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – Drum roll, please… Nickolls & Perks would like to extend an invitation for you to join us at the tenth (yes, tenth!) Midlands Whisky Festival on Saturday, 17th September. For the first time in its history, the widely acclaimed event will be upping sticks to the centre of Birmingham, with the venue now confirmed as thestudiobirmingham on … Read More

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May Mont of The Month – The Epicurean


Douglas Laing have been busy adding to the Remarkable Regional Malts collection ( a range of blended malt Scotch whiskies) again. Something they’ve been doing for some time now, we love ‘um! First came Big Peat (Islay) followed by Scallywag (Speyside), Timorous Bestie (Highlands), Rock Oyster (Islands) and now The Epicurean! Se we’ve decided to dedicate our May malt of The Month … Read More

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Salon 2004


By Will Gardener The finest Champagne I have ever tasted was a recently disgorged magnum of Salon 1976 extracted from the Mesnil Sur Oger cellars, among others, for an event organised by the Institute of Masters of Wine. So when I was invited to the launch of the new vintage, 2004, at the Park Lane Hilton’s newly refurbished Galvin at … Read More

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Top 10 Wines from Bordeaux 2015


Top 10 For Quality 1. Vieux Chateau Certan – Pomerol  80% Merlot 19% Cabernet Franc 1% Cabernet Sauvignon- 42 hl/ha Intense inky nose, meaty, this rolls on the tongue, very good mid-palate, round, soft, gentle, spicy, this has the acidity of the 2010. Really fine here, this has the extra dimension of the finest wines in this vintage, as per … Read More

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Bordeaux 2015 Vintage Assessment


The day we flew back from Bordeaux a colleague said to me that he had felt a greater sense of satisfaction and optimism last year than this year. I had some empathy with his comments having been battling with my own thoughts on whether we were tasting a great Bordeaux vintage or just a very good one.  It is, I … Read More

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