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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New Laphroaig Lore – The Richest of The Rich


Lore is a new release from Laphroaig which will sit alongside their premium range of single malts. John Campbell has created the ‘richest of the rich’ in honour of his passing knowledge at the company. Since 1815 each distillery manager has continued the legacy to create the most pungent, powerful single malt. Lore is the pinnacle. Laphroaig Distillery Laphroaig Lore is made … Read More

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New Lagavulin 8 Year Old – 200th Anniversary


This 8-year-old bottling marks the 200th anniversary of the Lagavulin distillery, one of the most remarkable distilleries home to Islay. An exciting few years for the Island, it was only last year when both Laphroaig and Ardbeg celebrated their big 200. Lagavulin Distillery To begin their celebration, they’ve kicked things off with a Limited Edition 8-Year-Old Single Malt to mark this … Read More

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Malt Of The Month – Glenfarclas 15 Year Old

Our March Malt Of The Month is the Glenfarclas-15-Year-Old, a popular bottling from the family-run distillery in the heart of Speyside, Scotland. In fact, they’re now well into the sixth generation with Brand Ambassador George.S Grant, who joined the company in the year 2000. We like to call this single malt Christmas cake in a glass, as it’s packed with warm fruits and subtle notes of … Read More

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Nickolls & Perks Presents The ‘Just Gin’ Show: Stourbridge’s First Gin Extravaganza


On Sunday, April 3rd, Nickolls & Perks presents the Just Gin show – Stourbridge’s inaugural Gin festival chock-full of Gins from around the globe. Coming the day after N&P’s iconic Midlands Whisky Festival, the Just Gin show will feature exhibitors travelling from afar, including Chase from Herefordshire, Strane from Sweden, Sacred from London and Warner Edwards from Northamptonshire, with many … Read More

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Buffalo Trace Competition – Win Antique Collection (2015 Releases)

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2015 Releases

 Celebrating this years Antique Collection with Buffalo Trace, we’re giving you the chance of winning one of this years rare releases (shown above)! To be in with the chance of winning simply purchase a bottle of Buffalo Trace (£20) by the 15th of January 2016   Click here to buy a bottle of Buffalo Trace to enter That’s it, simple. Terms and Conditions … Read More

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#WINMWFTICKETS Twitter Competition

We’re launching the Twitter competition #WINMWFTICKETS offering you the chance of winning tickets to the Midlands Whisky Festival 1-2 April 2016. We’ll be giving away tickets to a different lucky winner each day for seven days.  All it takes is just a few clicks! To be in with the chance to get your hands on FREE tickets to the best … Read More

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WIne tasting at Hammond’s Delicatessen

Our London-based On-trade and Corporate consultant, Stuart George, is conducting a wine tasting at Hammond’s Delicatessen on 26th November from 4-8 pm.  Well worth a visit if you’re nearby: Hammond’s Butchers and Delicatessen 8 Kew Bridge Road Brentford TW8 0FJ Telephone – 0208 994 1105 There will be lots of Christmas ideas to inspire as well as opportunities to taste … Read More

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