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
Midlands Whisky Festival is back! 1-2 April 2016 Dozens of distillers, hundreds of drams, top masterclasses and more… Tickets on sales now! Click here for more details Click here to buy tickets
The classic French region produces some of the world’s greatest wines. We’ve picked six of our favourite, affordable Bordeaux examples for you to enjoy:
Join us for a fabulous February tasting of some splendid Spanish wines
We’re fans of Burn’s night at Nickolls & Perks, celebrating in our cellars year on year. Come along and join us with six single malt Scotch whiskies paired with haggis, neeps and tatties. Times:7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Let’s meet and greet 2016 with a super selection of robust reds from around the world.
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
By Will Gardener On Tuesday last week I was among the privileged few to be invited to a celebration and inaugural viewing of the new facilities at Chateau Margaux. Designed by Norman Foster, the new Chais with high tech laboratory and wine library boasting 800,000 bottles, is a triumph and one … Read More
Nine of us sat down in rural Leicestershire for an excellent gastronomic evening, with Michelin Starred Chef Sean Hope of the Olive Branch in Clipsham, drafted in to provide the fare to match no less than fourteen admirable bottles. Bollinger Grande Annee 2002, which gets better and better, was a perfect aperitif to kick off this warm May evening’s proceedings, and it was not … Read More
The famous French Benedictine monk may not have actually said, “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars!” However, we’ll be tasting some star quality Champagnes this evening, including the fabulous 2004 Dom Pérignon! Whether your Christmas arrangements are perfectly organised, or you’re about to embark on a flurry of manic activity, this evening’s tasting is a treat you deserve!
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