White Wines for the Christmas Table


Now that the country is covered with snow, we think it’s officially time we started talking about Christmas. To those of us perhaps a little too obsessed with booze, Christmas can be a great excuse to get into a huge selection of drinks over the course of a long hazy day with loved ones. But what to drink? Christmas is one … Read More

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Interview with Daniel Szor of the Cotswolds Distillery

Daniel - Cotswold Distillery CEO

The Cotswolds Distillery is one of the more exciting new whisky operations in the UK. Based near Shipston-on-Stour in Oxfordshire, they’ve already made a name for themselves as producers of excellent spirits, including a fine Dry Gin, Espresso Martini and even a Cream Liqueur. But it’s the whisky that many people have been waiting for – and that takes the longest. … Read More

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A Spotlight on… Port


Portuguese wines of all styles have been getting a lot of attention recently, so in the run-up to Christmas we thought it prudent to refamiliarise our customers with the nation’s most iconic wine: Port. Port has been beloved by British drinkers ever since the early 18th century when wars with France forced them to look elsewhere for their tipple, while … Read More

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20 Years of the Bonnie Family at Chateau Malartic-Lagravieres


A visit this morning to the 67 Pall Mall Club to celebrate with the Bonnie Family, who have been at the helm at Chateau Malartic-Lagravieres for 20 years this year, was welcome change from selling 2016 en-primeurs. Although the 2016 barrel samples brought over especially for the tasting were also very refreshing. In fact the 2016 Rouge showed particularly well … Read More

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New World v. Old World wine tasting 5th May 2017

We had a full house again for our New World v Old World tasting on Friday 5th May in the N&P cellars. Starting with 2015 El Campo Sauvignon Blanc Chile   A nice take on the New World style, being fresh yet restrained. Notes of tropical fruit on the nose (mango and pineapple) with added citrus flavours on the palate. This … Read More

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2016 Bordeaux Vintage Assessment

2016 Bordeaux Vintage Assessment and Tasting Notes “A Humming Vintage” The mood in Bordeaux this week was nothing short of buzzing. The wines at many estates were shockingly good, and will probably be regarded as the new benchmark. I, for one, never expected to witness, so soon, a vintage that could broadly challenge 2010 for its class and elegance, and … Read More

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Latour de force…Happy Birthday Richard!

Richard’s 40th birthday inspired a gourmet evening at Adam’s Restaurant in Birmingham earlier this week. As usual the quality of the service, surroundings and above all food was outstanding. If this restaurant doesn’t attain two Michelin Stars very soon I’ll be astounded.  We kicked off with a pair of DP’s, 1998 P2, and 1990 Oenoteque. The nomenclature are different but … Read More

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Just Gin Show 2017 Announced!


The gin extravaganza is back – Just Gin Show returns to The Stourbridge Town Hall for its second event on 29th July 2017. After the inaugural show saw the likes of Ableforth’s, East London Liquor Company, Brighton Gin, Makar, Sacred, Strane and many more in attendance, this year we’re set to bring you more exciting distilleries from the UK, Scotland, … Read More

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Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2016 Releases Ballot

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The Antique Collection from Buffalo Trace distillery is by far one of the most highly-anticipated releases each year. For the 2016 releases we’ve decided to distribute our entire allocation of bottles through a ballot. We think it’s probably the easiest way to go about it, there is no ‘easy’ way. Details on the ballot are below, or you can enter right … Read More

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Christmas Crackers!

Christmas Crackers! Last week a small group gathered at Birmingham’s premier dining room, Adams Restaurant in Waterloo Street, armed with just enough big statement wines to match the layered nature of the culinary offering. Two Champagnes, three whites and two reds. To kick off a pair of Krug vintages created plenty of excitement. Krug vintage like most great wines is … Read More

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