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A NEW VINTAGE FROM FREDERIC COSSARD

Our first arrival for the year is one we have been looking forward to ever since tasting in his cellar in Saint Romain one year ago, our yearly shipment from the masterful Frederic Cossard. Fred is a larger than life character. He is a man with an infectious joie de vivre, a real passion for life and a love of wine…

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JOIN US FOR A PORTFOLIO TASTING

If you work in the trade, join us on Monday 19th February from 9am-5pm for our Portfolio Tasting. Taking place in the wonderful surrounds of Leila’s Cafe in Shoreditch, it will be our first major tasting of the new year and a chance for us to show you some exciting new arrivals and pour some…

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JOIN US FOR A CHRISTMAS PARTY

On Sunday we are hosting our Christmas Party at Brilliant Corners. Join us from 4pm for aperitivo. The snacks are by Ed Wilson and on us for the first few hours. Wash them down with some of our favourite wines that are made with good times in mind. From 6pm the kitchen at the ‘Corners will be open as usual, satisfying…

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AN AUCTION FOR THE PEOPLE OF TOUCARI BAY

As the dinner sold out in a matter of hours and I have been completely overwhelmed by both the generosity of the friends from near and far who have donated to what is now a frankly ridiculous purse of prizes and the number of people who want to help out, in the aim of raising…

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INTRODUCING GREGORY GUILLAUME

Gregory Guillaume started making wine in 2011, having originally moved to the Ardèche to explore caves. He discovered the joys of artisan wine from a friend whom he worked for for a few years before starting out on his own and now farms around three hectares of vines around the picturesque villages of Villeneuve-de-Berg and Alba-la-Romaine….

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A FUNDRAISER DINNER

Last year I spent a week or so in a place which was the closest I’ve been to paradise, a tiny village on the northwester point of the island of Dominica in the Caribbean called Toucari Bay. It is an incredibly isolated, pristine village inhabited by a few locals who are amongst the friendliest people…

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THE CHICKEN PARTY WITH MARCO BURATTI

It’s that time of year again. The leaves have fallen, the days are darker and we’ve invited Marco Buratti of Azienda Agricola Farnea in the Veneto back to London to cook some fried chicken and pour his wines for you all. Join us at Ombra on Mare Street on Sunday 12th November from 4pm to…

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NINO BARRACO AT BRAWN

Nino Barraco is one of Italy’s greats, a guy who through sheer passion and hard work has transformed the way we think about his region, Marsala. Like many in the region, the Barraco family have for a long time grown grapes, but never bottled their own wine for sale. Nino saw unharnessed potential in the land…

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INTRODUCING ANDERS FREDERIK STEEN

Anders Frederik Steen makes wine from “grapes and only grapes”. He’s been doing this since 2013 when he first started buying fruit from winemakers he admired and making wine alongside legendary Jura vigneron, Jean-Marc Brignot. Anders and his family have now settled in the beautiful village of Valvignères in the Ardèche and he grows grapes…

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AR.PE.PE IN LONDON

Our visit to Ar.Pe.Pe in June was one of the highlights of the year for us. The alpine Valtellina is an area marked by it’s incredible scenery and a history of heroic viticulture. To walk it’s vineyards, hear the stories and taste the wines is a fascinating experience for any wine lover and few have…

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