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DINNER WITH OLEK AND LUCA AT PRIMEUR

On Monday 29th June we welcome Olek Bondonio and Luca Faccenda back to London to celebrate the arrival of their new vintages.Olek and Luca are two of the most talented young winemakers in Piemonte and from their vineyards in the Langhe and Roero respectively offer joyful, pure expressions of local grapes Arneis, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera,…

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THE WINES OF LA GRAPPERIE

Renaud Guettier is the first grower we have worked with that has no link whatsoever with Italy, the truth being that when we tasted these wines a few months ago they were simply so good that we had to bring them to London. Renaud is based in the village of Bueil en Touraine, in the…

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OUR TRIP TO LAZIO & TOSCANA

We have recently returned from a short but sweet trip to visit our growers in Lazio and Toscana. It was a joy as always to see the guys from Le Coste, Podere Santa Maria & Fabbrica di San Martino, three charismatic, driven producers working with vastly different terroirs, and vastly different visions of the sort of…

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FRESH FROM THE CARSO: MATEJ SKERLJ

A month or so ago we visited Friuli searching for growers and visiting some of the region’s true icons. We had some very good visits during our time there, but it was Matej Skerlj, a young grower tending his family’s vineyards near the commune of Sgonico that really caught our attention. Matej farms just two…

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FEDERICO AND ROBERTO COME TO LONDON

We are bringing our growers Federico from Orsi-San Vito and Roberto of Quarticello to town for a series of events celebrating their native Emilia-Romagna, its vibrant (often fizzy) wines, love of food and good times.On Sunday 10th May we are welcoming the guys to London with a party at P.Franco where the centrepiece will be a whole…

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JOIN US FOR A SPRING TASTING

On Saturday 16th May we are joining up with our good friends at Gergovie Wines to host a Spring Tasting. The event will take place in and old business park in Bermondsey and will feature dozens of small, artisan growers from across Europe, some of whom you rarely see outside their vineyards. Raef and the guys…

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NINO BARRACO COMES TO LONDON

In just under a fortnight one of our favourite winemakers, Nino Barraco will be joining us here in London for a series of very special events. From remote vineyards along Sicily’s barren western coast, Nino crafts some of the most vibrant, thrilling wines we have found in Italy. His riffs on local grapes like Zibibbo, Catarratto, Grillo…

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THE WINES OF BARBACARLO

Commendatore Lino Maga’s family have been making wine from their single cru, Barbacarlo, since 1886. The vineyard clings to a very steep slope surrounded by forest in the hills outside Broni in the Oltrepò Pavese area of Lombardia. Some 300 metres above sea level, the four hectares of vines are planted over tufo, are on…

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New Wines from Le Coste

It has been quite some time since we have had a shipment from Gianmarco and Clementine of Le Coste so we are just a little bit excited about this arrival. The pair tend around 14 hectares of land, with vineyards amongst a warren of olive groves, chestnut trees, shrubs and oaks. Sat around the volcanic Lake Bolsena…

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