Blog  |  7 August 2018

Getting Fizzy-cal in this hot summer

Weather wise we are in the middle of the most extraordinary summer, the warmest we are led to believe since … Continue reading "Getting Fizzy-cal…

Blog  |  9 July 2018

A truly remarkable woman in wine

I was lucky enough last week to host a wine dinner with Nicolas Bureau of South Africa’s Glenelly Estate.

Wine note  |  9 July 2018

Côtes-du-Rhône Belleruche Rouge 2016, M.Chapoutier

Bursting with dark berry flavours of blackberry, dark cherry and plums, this Shiraz has soft and supple tannins and a white pepper finish.

Offer  |  28 June 2018

Provence Rosé shortage…

Aromatic guava and orange blossom jump from the glass – this Chenin Blanc is dry with hint of sweetness from the ripe apples, peaches and…

Wine note  |  12 June 2018

Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2016, Stellenbosch

Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2016, Stellenbosch made on one of the very few Bio-dynamic and organic wine farms in South Africa.

Wine note  |  2 June 2018

Stanley Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough

It’s always a pleasure to meet wine producers and listen to them as they tell their story to consumers and I was fortunate enough last…

Blog  |  30 June 2018

From small things…

It’s a not one his best-known songs but there is a Bruce Springsteen track called ‘From small things big things one day come’ and I as I stood in a Hampshire Vineyard with a baby Pinot Noir vine in my hand recently  I couldn’t help but hum it to myself.

New Wines  |  10 April 2018

Carignan Vieilles Vignes IGP Pays d’Oc

This juicy wine has a beautiful cherry red colour. The nose shows an abundance of intense red berry fruit and hints of vanilla flavours. The…

New Wines  |  10 April 2018

Chenin Blanc – Aloe Tree, Western Cape

Aromatic guava and orange blossom jump from the glass – this Chenin Blanc is dry with hint of sweetness from the ripe apples, peaches and…

New Wines  |  10 April 2018

Shiraz – Aloe Tree, Western Cape

Bursting with dark berry flavours of blackberry, dark cherry and plums, this Shiraz has soft and supple tannins and a white pepper finish.

Quote  |  10 April 2018

St James’ Place

Alistair has been our wine expert at a number of St James Place events. His informal manner yet obvious expertise is exactly what we look…

Quote  |  10 March 2018

Bishops Printers

Thank you so much for hosting a great wine tasting evening.  As you could probably tell(!) the guests had a fantastic night and I was…

Quote  |  10 February 2018

Chris Reed

Whenever we think about wine tasting, the one person who comes to mind is Alistair and Hermitage Cellars.  Alistair has provided … Continue reading "Chris Reed"