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.

Chateau Sociando Mallet – Fine Bordeaux Wines

Jean Gautrau is something of a Maverick, having bought Sociando Mallet in the sixties he has developed a cult following for the wines of this Northern Medoc Estate whilst denying much of the conventional restraint effected by the Bordeaux hierarchy upon many of his neighbours and peers. Monsieur Gautrau refuses to join the Union des Grands Crus and why would he…Classified … Read More

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Midlands Whisky Festival 2012

The sun was shining for what promised to be a dram fine day out at the 2nd Midlands Whisky Festival held at Stourbridge Town Hall… Whisky Fest is here!  Saturday 29th September 2012 Thanks to everyone – customers, exhibitors, organising staff and Jock our piper, who all played their part in making the event such a success. We had record crowds … Read More

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A taste of Australia

We had another full house for our Australian wine tasting evening on September 5th.  Here are our impressions: The quality of Australian wine has come on in leaps and bounds (sorry about the kangaroo imagery) in recent years, no longer falling into the category of, “not for drinking,  but for ‘laying down and avoiding’ as Monty Python once put it.  These … Read More

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Anthony Barton – in the best possible taste:

  image courtesy of David Eley, A Good Nose.Com Specialist wine merchants Nickolls and Perks have an enviable reputation for hosting great wine-tasting events.  This one really has us excited: As part of our 215th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to welcome Anthony Barton of Châteaux Léoville and Langoa fame. Friendly, discerning, knowledgeable, keen to offer fine quality and value, … Read More

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Sweet Dreams are made of this…

As all of you addicted to Come Dine With Me will know, a nice glass of pudding wine is a great way to round off a dinner party with your favourite dessert. With the simple rule in mind ‘the sweeter the pudding, the sweeter the wine’ you can’t go wrong. As noted exponents of the great wines of Bordeaux we at … Read More

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Italians Win In The Value Stakes!!

Tasting Date 4th July 2010 The complexity of Italian wines brings fear and trepidation to the most seasoned professional so the temptation to play it safe and  show some of the well known names such as Chianti, Frascati and Barolo must have been strong. After a  cautious start in the shape of our Prosecco Spumante DOCG Conegliano E Valdobbiadenne  Ca Moulin (£13.80), James Baker, not … Read More

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