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CELEBRATE EMILIA-ROMAGNA

A few weeks ago we spent a wonderful couple of days with Federico Orsi of Orsi San Vito and Roberto Maestri of Quarticello in their native Emilia-Romagna. We delved deep into the region, enjoying an eight vintage vertical of sparkling Malvasia di Candia, our weight in homemade salami and mortadella, plenty of tortellini in brodo and one…

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JOIN US FOR APERITIVO

On Sunday 29th of May, the bank holiday weekend, we are celebrating the great art of aperitivo. Our friends at Behind This Wall in Hackney invited us along to host a night in their beautiful bar and we couldn’t think of a better way to do it than with an extended apero. The bar was built by…

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THE WINES OF FREDERIC COSSARD

We have long been fans of Frederic Cossard’s Burgundies, in fact his were some of the first that made us fall in love with real wine. We spent a great couple of days with Fred and his wife Laure at their home in Saint Romain earlier in the year and are very pleased to be bringing their wines to…

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THIS WEEKEND’S SPRING TASTING

It’s been a long time coming but on Sunday we will be joining our friends from Gergovie Wines in welcoming over forty of Europe’s most exciting growers to London for our annual Spring Tasting. Here is everything you need to know. Part One: The Tasting The tasting is this Sunday 1st May The tasting will take the place at the Round…

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NINO BARRACO IN LONDON

Over the last few years Nino Barraco has become a real favourite amongst wine lovers in the United Kingdom. He is a man with strong convictions, a guy who through sheer passion and hard work is transforming the way we think about his region, Marsala. It is always a pleasure to welcome him back to London. Like many…

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JOIN US FOR A SPRING TASTING

On Sunday May 1st of the bank holiday weekend we are teaming up with our friends Gergovie Wines to host our annual Spring TastingThis year the tasting will take place in the wonderful surrounds of Hackney’s Round Chapel. You can taste with some of Europe’s best vignerons, enjoy a bottle a two of their wine…

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MARKO FON IN LONDON

Marko Fon is perhaps the most underrated winemaker we work with. He is a guy who for us typifies what it means to be a true vigneron, displaying as much respect, love and dedication to the land he farms as any grower we have met. His expressions of local grapes Malvazija, Vitovska and Teran provide an…

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CANTINA GIARDINO COME TO LONDON

Cantina Giardino might just be our most popular producer. Each time a new shipment of their wines arrive in London there is a palpable sense of excitement, with everyone looking to quench their thirst for these vibrant wines from the hills of Campania. Antonio and Daniela Di Gruttola’s work is bound by several principles. They are focus…

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NEW FROM CANTINA GIARDINO

Towards the end of last year we made our annual trip to see Antonio and Daniela of Cantina Giardino and as always, it was one of the most rewarding of the year. Walking through their beautiful old vineyards, drinking some incredible old wines and a twelve hour lunch at our favourite trattoria, Di Pietro made sure…

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MARCO BURATTI BRINGS HIS L’OMBRA AND POLLO FRITTO BACK TO LONDON

It’s that time of year again, when the dark days of January are brightened up by the news of the arrival of Marco Buratti’s excellent wine of thirst, L’Ombra. From the Colli Euganei’s vibrant volcanic soils, L’Ombra is bottled by-the-litre young, fun and brimming with energy. Nothing is added, nothing is taken a way. It…

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