Wine of the Week

  1. Wining & Dining This Easter with Meat Porter & Honest Grapes

    This week we’re working with our friends at Meat Porter to make sure you’re ready to both wine and dine your nearest and dearest over the Easter long weekend. From Meat Porter, we’re presenting a box full of the fundamentals for two roast dinners and a very hearty family breakfast. From Honest Grapes, we’re offering a mixed case of six easy drinkers, specially chosen for serving alongside hearty food with family and friends. Continue reading

  2. Wine of the Week: Two Portuguese Stars (at £11 a bottle)

    From our Premier Crew Wine Consultant, James Wills: Last week I hosted a fantastic sold-out Portuguese tasting for our Premier Crew at Blacks Members Club, where we were lucky enough to be joined by two of our wine makers from Portugal’s Douro and Beira regions for the evening (see photos here). Continue reading

  3. All About Rioja

    @vinologue @gilescooke totally agree. Too much cheap Rioja in hairnets on the market. — Tim Atkin (@Timatkin) February 24, 2015 Part two of this week’s Spanish offer takes us to Rioja (see Part 1, our Priorat offer here), a region which in many respects is a victim of its own success.  Considered as reliably top end of basic – “the running-late-to-dinner, grab-from-corner-shop-for-£7 sort of wine” – Rioja often struggles to rise higher in the consciousness of the drinking public.  This is of course a shame as there is unrivalled value at the Reserva level and above from the region as well as some smaller, more artisan producers who make fabulously characterful Crianza, increasingly and unusually solely from their own vineyards. Continue reading

  4. Wine of the Week: Castello della Rosa's Medal Winning Pair

    This week's featured wine is actually a pair: a perfectly mature, medal winning twosome from the extraordinary Castello della Rosa. Made in the Orion family vineyards in the Northern Italian Province of Trentino, and only in the finest vintages these wines offer superb value, bottle age, and quality. Continue reading

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