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15th April, 2017

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Shiraz

I just love the name and the wine is excellent. Good body, nice fruit with some pepperiness. Ideal with roast meats and most other meat dishes. Tremendous value wine . I also like the fact that it comes in a very heavy sturdy bottle. Good wines should be in good bottles...

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20th March, 2017

UK Budget Increases

Another budget, another increase on duty across the board. Every year duty on wines and spirits is increased in line with inflation and this feeds through into retail prices. However many people are unaware how much duty is actually paid on most wines, and the effect this has on pricing...

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17th March, 2017

Deakin Estates

We get asked all the time about how we choose wines for the business. Normally we insist on tasting everything which goes into the shop or online. There are a few exceptions to this where we know the vineyard or even the winemaker, but in the vast majority of cases...

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4th February, 2017

Claymore Nirvana, Elizabeth Cellar Aged Semillion Hunter Valley

This weeks sampling consisted of a white and a red from very different producers. The red was a Reserve Shiraz called Nirvana from Claymore Wines. I took this home because I had enjoyed their Dark Side of the Moon so much. What a difference, this was a very full bodied...

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28th January, 2017

Stars of our tasting, antipodean whites

Interesting last night that the stars of our tasting unexpectedly were the white wines. We normal anticipate the red wines will go down well and the whites will be met with a level of “so what ?” However the whites went down well and with a level of interest that...

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27th January, 2017

1st tasting of the Year

Tonight in sub zero UK we have our first tasting of the year. This is a premium tasting with all wines costing more than £20 and is really my favourite tasting as I can put on excellent wines of my choice without geographical restrictions. The list is fantastic. Starting with...

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