#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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Puligny Montrachet Tasting 30th October 2015

  Puligny Montrachet is probably the finest White Wine in the world. Last night We were treated by MP to a very insightful seven wine flight, which successfully revealed the character and identity of several of these revered vineyards, as well as study of one vintage, 2008, and one grower Domaine Sauzet. The wines showed very well overall and in … Read More

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Diageo Special Releases 2015

Diageo Special Releases 2015

It’s that time of year again… The exciting moment when Diageo launch their annual batch of special releases and you’re invited to go and taste them! For those of you who aren’t sure what these bottlings are about, they’re a set of rare whiskies released once a year, some of which are from lost distilleries. Exciting enough? This year they have … Read More

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Champagne Tasting at N&P October 2015

Friday 9th October saw a full house in the old cellars underneath the corner shop. Tim did a superb hosting job, talking us through the wines and offering various hidden secrets of Champagne, including the startlingly brilliant idea that recent studies have strongly suggested that Champagne is the answer to Alzheimer’s, I’m sold on that one. I can’t remember what … Read More

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Compass Box This Is Not a Luxury Whisky / Flaming Heart 15th Anniversary

What could be better than a new Compass Box release? Two Compass Box releases…! When these samples turned up on my desk I was really quite excited, knowing these purveyors of premium blended whiskies always pull out all the stops when bringing new bottlings to the table Kicking things off with Compass Box ‘This Is Not a Luxury Whisky’, is … Read More

AdministratorCompass Box This Is Not a Luxury Whisky / Flaming Heart 15th Anniversary

Bollinger Spectre Limited Edition At Nickolls and Perks

By Rhiannon Gardener The eagerly awaited release of the new James Bond film ‘Spectre’ is within touching distance, a film series that we here at N&P thoroughly enjoy. Along with the film, each time we are keen to discover what champagne gems Bollinger will offer up, as their long-term partnership with Bond seems as strong as ever. The association  began … Read More

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Another great night with MP and the boys at HDV

  The Taittinger Comtes 2000 from a limited edition anniversary bottling celebrating 800 years of Reims’ Cathedral, was a bit of a surprise for me, seeming more youthful than the previous tasting of this excellent Blanc de Blancs. It’s character was not lost mind on the boys, MP picking up on the baby sick and Dave hedging for the smoky woody … Read More

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Midlands Whisky Festival – September 2015

Another Midlands Whisky festival has been and gone and boy was it a big one! This September we saw more whisky enthusiasts than ever before to find new distilleries, whisky brands and new bottlings. As it’s that time of year when the distilleries release their new bottlings we were fortunate to be the first to show some of these, such … Read More

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2005 Bordeaux Vintage review by Robert Parker

By Will Gardener Robert Parker may not be overseeing the assessment of Bordeaux Primeurs these days but his influence over the Bordeaux marketplace seems relatively undiminished. I am not surprised that the fresh look at this great vintage caused a stir, but I am surprised at the way in which its findings were leaked pre-release of the internet publication of … Read More

Administrator2005 Bordeaux Vintage review by Robert Parker