Blog  |  11 December 2018

Christmas Treats

Christmas comes but once a year……. so here is our range of Christmas gifts.

Blog  |  18 September 2018

The GRAPE Escape – Emsworth

The GRAPE Escape – Emsworth…. is a wine adventure at the heart of this year’s Emsworth British Food Fortnight which starts on Saturday … Continue reading "The GRAPE…

Blog  |  6 September 2018

The Festive Wine Fair – Tickets now available

Yes it’s that time of year again, time for the Hermitage Cellars Festive Wine Fair to be added to your … Continue reading "The Festive…

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.

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.

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…

New Wines  |  10 April 2018

And the Next Grape on the Block

In case you’ve not noticed Wine, is as susceptible to the vagaries of fashion and trends as many things in life. When it comes to…

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"