Category: On Tour

#DrinkBetter – Two Wineries To Visit In Chile

We work with some of the most passionate winemakers in the world. Developing these personal relationships allows us to bring you the wines we know you love. From the hills of Romania to the fields of Lebanon, we search high and low looking for quality and value. That’s why we’re so confident in our #DrinkBetter campaign, ensuring that whenever you pick

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Food & Drink: Chilean Style

September is a month of celebration in Chile. Big events take place over two days of national holidays on the 18th and 19th. The reason of course is independence from Spain. You all knew that though right? It became official (sort of) back on the 18th September 1810 when the first governing body was put in place. Sadly the next

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Dave’s Diary: My Trip To South America

The Journey I’m just back from a trip out to South America to visit friends old and new in both Chile and Argentina. If you’ve ever made this trek from the UK you’ll know it involves a quick change in either Madrid or Paris. However other than that mild inconvenience the flight is overnight and lands just in time for

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Wine Pairing: Taken To The Extreme

Pairing wine with Kangaroo, Crocodile and Barramundi! Seriously? We all love the typical regional food and wine matches when we go abroad, for me it’s a big part of the holiday. When I travel I love to try new / different foods. So simply because I tried to pair wine with Kangaroo, Crocodile and Barramundi when I was I travelling

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Surfing The Top End: Part Three

This is part three of my California journey. If you missed them, here is part one and here is part two. The Final Stretch A lighter schedule for the next day, but no lighter in gravitas (nor breakfast, pictured below). Just the one visit but to the winery of one of the most important, influential figures in Californian wine –

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Surfing The Top End: Part Two

This is part two of my California journey, if you missed part one, Click HERE In the morning I was straight back in the bone rattler. Time to break the back of the long journey from Paso Robles up north to Sonoma and Napa. It would’ve been rude to refuse the ‘scenic route’ (Route 1), so up the coast I

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Surfing the Top End: Part One

We’ve been working with the Wine Institute of California for the best part of a year now in order to improve our range of Golden State wines. And it is with great pleasure to say that it’s time to take a closer look at the top-end. It’s easy to buy good wine at the higher prices. However there’s very little

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The Garden of France

If you asked ten people to name a wine from the Loire Valley in France, it’s quite likely that you’d get ten white wine responses, and perhaps seven or eight of those would be ‘Sauvignon Blanc’. It’s true that Loire’s wine production is predominantly made up of four varieties – Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne and Cabernet Franc.

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Why Lodi Is Becoming A Winemaking Power Region

Nobody was surprised when the Lodi region in California was named wine region of the year by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Nobody was surprised when a Lodi winegrower delegation was recognised with a state resolution for being the wine region of the year at the California state capitol. What is it about this region that has it being tipped as a new

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Sud De France

We’ve teamed up with Sud de France again to give our customers another opportunity to pick up some of France’s best value wines. Since our collaboration last summer, we’ve seen a growing demand in the wines from the south of France. And it’s no surprise given, not only the value on offer, but the range and diversity of the regions

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