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Philippe Olivier’s Christmas Cheeses

November 28th 2017

Cheese-tasting

We are delighted once again to highlight these superb cheeses for the Christmas season. If you have attended any of our tastings you will be well aware of just how delicious the cheese from Philippe Olivier is. Every cheese is made by carefully selected farmers from around France, aged in Philippe Olivier’s cellars in Boulogne and then brought to London to fulfil orders when perfectly mature.

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Congratulations to Catherine Petrie MW

September 5th 2017

Catherine-Petrie-MW

We wanted to share our incredibly exciting news that Catherine has been awarded her Master of Wine. It is a notoriously challenging course, and she joins our Buying Director, David Roberts MW, as one of just 369 in the world. Catherine has not only completed all three stages successfully, but has done so in record time, vaulting every hurdle at the first attempt.

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Pomerol (and a little bit of St Emilion) on a bike

August 22nd 2017

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The French are notoriously strict about closing down for a proper holiday in August, so a  family holiday in Lalande de Pomerol did not include any formal visits of the great chateaux just across the Brabanne stream – also arguably not the ideal environment for a nine-year old, however well behaved… However the view from the terrace across to Gazin, Evangile, La Conseillante and Petrus was too tempting, so I jumped on a bike for a ride through the vines. I was moving a lot slower than the many lycra-clad serious cyclists who whizzed past me, but I might just have…

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Summer 2017 Clearance Sale

July 18th 2017

Summer-sale

We have selected some lovely wines and discounted aggressively – all are drinking well and represent either the end of a parcel, over ambitious ordering, or a vintage change. There is plenty of choice to suit everyone’s palate and pocket. These are great bottles from great growers offered on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay. 

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