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  1. The History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines / Part 3

    The third & final part of Tom's History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines... If you missed the previous blogs from the series, read Part 1 here & Part 2 here. Continue reading

  2. The History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines, Part 2

    Tom's wine journey through the history of Heavy Metal continues,  with big headliners both in terms of artists and wines. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970) There is nothing complex about this. It must be a single variety (from Birmingham). Uniquely Tony Iommi, the guitarist, had to loosen his guitar strings due to an accident in metal factory, creating the classic Black Sabbath 'off tone' sounds (dark and moody) while the lyrics play to the suicidal adolescent post-love male. No compromises. Continue reading

  3. The History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines - Part 1

    I've hosted tastings pairing wine to art, sculpture, cars, clothes, lamps, horse pictures, Marvel characters, Bond movies, rugby players and sex aids but coming up with suitable line-up for 'The History of Heavy Metal in 9 Wines', an idea spawned drunkenly in Bordeaux in May, was quite a challenge. I deliberately steered clear of the obvious choices - i.e. Motorhead's Shiraz or AC/DC's 'Thrunderstruck' Chardonnay, from the same site that event offered Slayer 'Reign in Blood' Cabernet! Continue reading

  4. Roll Like Charles – From Dusk to Dawn

    Last month, we were back in Porto Cervo at the Rolls Royce Studio, hosting events to showcase the launch of two new RR models: the Wraith Dusk - silver with fetching purple ostrich skin interior and the Emerald Dawn – homage to Costa Smeralda of course. Continue reading

  5. BELSTAFF - Drinking hard and looking good at 90

    Tom 'WineChap' Harrow and team were on hand for when Belstaff celebrated its 90th anniversary, and hosted an evening at their New Bond Street show room for invited guests, including members of our Premier Crew. Continue reading

  6. Tokaji Weigh-In

    We are delighted to announce a very special weigh-in with myself and Royal Tokaji.  Continue reading

  7. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness - Tom talks Autumn

    As the seasons change and coats are pulled from the back of closets, we asked our head wine guru Tom Harrow about what winemakers are looking for during the Autumnal months, and what we can expect from the 2015 harvest, wine-wise. Continue reading

  8. A Seasonally Tailored Tasting for Thomas Pink

    I don't work to a script but had a few vague ideas in my head for our evening at Thomas Pink a while back. We went back to take some photos of the wines and matched items and I've included the (vaguely) relevant notes for edification. Continue reading

  9. Bordeaux "Non-Primeur" - 2014 too good to buy now?

    From our Wine Director Tom Harrow: I got back from a holiday in Bordeaux on Monday – (coals to Newcastle in the middle of en primeur season for a wine consultant perhaps) and the weather, company and wines were splendid.  I’m not sure it’s enough however to convince me that the pending 2014 campaign is going to amount to much… Continue reading

  10. Maturing Penfolds 95-point magnums – RWT: The Connoisseur’s Grange?

    From our wine director, Tom Harrow: I hosted an illuminating tasting of Penfolds top BINs earlier this month in the magnificent Penfolds Room at David Linley in Belgravia, which you enter through a cupboard in a Narnia-like fashion, including a selection of rare older vintages. I have always felt that it’s wines like BIN 389 (Poor Man’s Grange), St Henri Shiraz and especially the RWT (the non-nonsense Aussie abbreviation of Red Winemaking Trial) that represent great value for fine wines but are not well known in Europe and are rarely enjoyed with sufficient age to define and differentiate their complexities. Continue reading

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