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  1. Christmas 2022 Gift Catalogue Out Now!!

    Christmas 2022 Gift Catalogue Out Now!!
    The Best Thing You'll Open Today!!   Prepare to hit the floor, as of today there are exactly 3 months to go until Christmas Day. That's 3 months to prepare for the big day, buy the presents and write all those cards. The better news is though that our Christmas gift catalogue is now available to download so you to... read more
  2. New Zealand Superstars Restocked - 10 Reasons To Buy These 5 Star Wines

    New Zealand Superstars Restocked - 10 Reasons To Buy These 5 Star Wines
    Dog Point Vineyard - New 5* Vintages We are absolutely delighted to announce that our shipment of Dog Point wines has finally landed. Dog Point is one of the oldest private vineyards in Marlborough, New Zealand's premium wine-growing region, and they produce outstanding top-quality wines year after year. It is the label from two Marlborough legends, Ivan Sutherland and James... read more
  3. Our Guide & Recommendations For Wedding Wines To Suit All Budgets

    Our Guide & Recommendations For Wedding Wines To Suit All Budgets
    Weddings are a big deal but choosing your wines shouldn't be, it should be the fun part of the planning and it certainly should be more enjoyable than planning seating arrangements or deciding on wedding favours and flowers. Wedding planning can also be pretty stressful but the good news is we can help relieve some of that stress. We offer... read more
  4. Celebrate Albariño Week August 1st To 5th

    Celebrate Albariño Week August 1st To 5th
    Celebrate Albariño Week & The Arrival Of August Another Bank Holiday Weekend approaches and that in itself is a great cause for celebration. However the celebrations don't stop there, August 1st is officially International Albariño Day, but in Spain, the celebrations last the first week of August and we're more than happy to join in. Wednesday is also White Wine... read more
  5. Summer 2021 Staycation Case

    Summer 2021 Staycation Case
    New Summer 2021 Staycation Case Summer 2021 is in full swing and it looks like we're all going on another Staycation. If last year taught us anything it's not to rely on the weather and to be prepared for all eventualities. While we can't help you with all your Staycation preparation we can help with the perfect selection of wines... read more
  6. Sip Like A Celebrity

    Sip Like A Celebrity
    Celebrity Wines We've always maintained it's a wonderful world of wine, in fact, it's so appealing that being involved in the wine industry seems to be the latest status symbol among celebrities. From actors to golfers to popstars there is a growing number of the rich and famous who either own vineyards or sell their own bottles. You've probably seen... read more
  7. Celebrate The 4TH Of July With Some Big Californian Names

    Celebrate The 4TH Of July With Some Big Californian Names
    It's a day for the ducks out there. If you've found yourself dreaming of driving down Highway 101, past oak-studded hillsides, green valleys and rugged coastal cliffs, you're not alone. Although we have an excuse to be daydreaming about California as our new wines have just arrived and they've given us a burst of that Friday feeling. These wines are... read more
  8. A Wine For Your Every Desire

    A Wine For Your Every Desire
    An Intriguing Selection Sun is out, June is here and just as we thought things couldn't get much better, a beautiful selection of wines from a wine lovers paradise arrived with us just in time to celebrate the long weekend. Donnafugata is a brand that creates wines with elegance and creativity that are symbolic of the Sicilian region in Italy, where they come from... read more
  9. So Good We Bought A Barrell

    So Good We Bought A Barrell
    Hospice De Beaune Wine For those who may remember Paul returned from a trip to Burgundy in November 2019, (back when we were allowed out of our 5km and our Country) at the time rumour was that after sampling hundreds of wines with some of Irelands finest wine critics, he actually purchased a barrel at the 159th Annual Hospice de... read more
  10. You Had Me At Merlot

    You Had Me At Merlot
    Today we get to raise a glass and celebrate International Merlot Day. I'm not quite sure exactly where these "International Wine Drinking Days" originate from but I'm always happy to play along. This appears to be a relatively new International wine drinking day, with no mention of it prior to 201. Could this day have been "Hallmarked" to save Merlot... read more

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