The Nickolls and Perks 2010 Bordeaux Report Part One: Robert Parker’s Focus

During the En Primeur tastings in April 2011 we were immensely surprised and indeed pleased that the viticultural stars had once again aligned to produce a sterling vintage in 2010 Bordeaux. At this point however the impressive shadow of the opulent and flamboyant 09s still loomed heavy, and many in the world of wine looked on with a degree of … Read More

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Italian Wine Tasting – La Dolce Vita – March 1st

With so much to choose from (Italy produces more wine than any other country), James had his work cut out to pick a selection that was interesting, varied, great tasting and good value: 1. Prosecco Spumante DOCG Conegliano E Valdobbiadene Ca´ Morlin   The evening’s proceedings started with the sparkle of this finely-made Prosecco.  Very elegant, with a fine mousse, … Read More

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Chateau Cheval Blanc

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts…. As the saying goes ‘the way to get a small fortune is to start with a large one and buy a vineyard’; the reason being, winemaking, like many art forms, is about perfection – or getting as close to it as possible. Of course, perfection will always be just around … Read More

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Big and Powerful Reds February 8th

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow And what will poor Robin do then, poor thing? He’ll sit in a barn and keep himself warm and hide his head under his wing, poor thing. Alternatively sit in N&P’s cellars with forty or so friendly folks, Imbibe some hearty red wine and put the colour back into his cheeks. Our … Read More

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Nickolls and Perks Glenfarclas Special Release – A dram come true…

Our Visit to Glenfarclas Distillery It takes around 7 hrs to make the journey from Nickolls and Perks of Stourbridge to the doors of the Craigellachie Hotel in Ballindalloch. Situated next to the Spey river near the village of Aberlour, Speyside In the Scottish highlands the hotel bar offers over 700 whiskies, amongst the best of which comes from the … Read More

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French Wine tasting 11th January 2013

For our first wine tatsting of 2013 we certainly managed to banish the mid-January “Bleus” by sampling some excellent “Blancs et Rouges” For further info, or to buy these wines, click on any of the pictures below Here’s what we tasted and what we thought: First up was Domaine Moulinier Vionier (Langedoc Roussilon) 2010 Domaine Moulinier Vin De Pays d´OC … Read More

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Midlands Whisky Festival 2013

Midlands Whisky Festival 2013 Entry and Premium Festival Tickets are Now On Sale! We are now deliriously excited to announce to you that tickets are now on sale for the fantastic Midlands Whisky Festival which will take place on Saturday 13th April 2013 at Stourbridge Town Hall in Stourbridge Town. We have a massive NEW and improved selection of Malt … Read More

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Blanc de Blancs Masterclass – Champagnes Salon & Delamotte

Blanc de Blancs Masterclass Eugene Aime Salon had a vision far from the madding crowd creating an iconic Champagne House unique in several ways. Only one Champange Cuvee from one vineyard, from one grape variety and only when the results are exceptional makes Salon the most exclusive of all Champagnes. Last Wednesday at a visit to London’s elegant Trinity House … Read More

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Glenglassaugh Evolution

 Glenglassaugh Evolution ex-Tennessee Cask Matured How did this newly-released whisky sample find us and what did we think of it? Some divine intervention is witnessed with the Glenglassaugh Evolution product launch today as my best mate Mart having required sustenance after hearing his dad had been taken ill found this dram to be of great comfort indeed… We had been … Read More

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An evening with one of Bordeaux’s finest… tasting Châteaux Léoville Barton and Langoa Barton with their producer.

What an evening we all had on the 18th October 2012; the venue was the splendid Dunsley Hall Hotel at nearby Kinver.  People came from far and wide to hear Anthony Barton conduct the tasting of some magnificant examples of Château Léoville Barton and Langoa Barton. Anthony’s inimitable style was witty and informative as well as being gently self-deprecating.  For those … Read More

AdministratorAn evening with one of Bordeaux’s finest… tasting Châteaux Léoville Barton and Langoa Barton with their producer.