Tripping in Le Marche with La Distesa

The first stop on our recent trip to Italy with Le Marche. We landed in Ancona on a drab, dull Friday morning and headed to the hills of Cupramontana to catch up with Corrado and Valeria at La Distesa. Corrado hasn’t always been a winemaker, he studied and worked in Milano for many years, before…

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Sunday Lunch with chef Tim Spedding

It has been a while since we have done an event that isn’t focused on a particular grower, region or wine fair,one that is about nothing more than getting together for good food and wine.With that in mind, on Sunday 16th November we are teaming up with our friend and chef Tim Spedding to throw a proper Sunday lunch at…

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Gabrio arrives in town this Sunday and knowing we’ll be getting something to drink before dinner, we figured we should invite you all along.From 5pm this Sunday 2nd November at P.Franco on Lower Clapton Road the man himself will be propped at the bar, drinking wine, chatting and eating a little salumi and cheese. To celebrate having him…

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An Evening with Gabrio Bini at Terroirs wine bar

Join us on Monday 3rd November at 7pm at Terroirs in Charing Cross for an evening with Gabrio Bini, his wines and products from the Serragghia farm.  This will be the first time in two years that Gabrio has come to London and to celebrate we are hosting a wine dinner unlike any other. Choosing…

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A Tasting of Wines from Piemonte Monday 6th October at Toast

As promised we have plenty of tastings and dinners coming up. On Monday 6th October we are returning to our friends Toast in East Dulwich to host a tasting of wines from Piemonte. Arguably Italy’s most famous region for food and wine, the hills of Piemonte produce some of the greatest wines on the planet…

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Vault Tastings


On October 7th along with a handful of other small importers we will be taking part in the first ever Vault Tastings. The tasting will take place in a cavernous space under the Holborn Viaduct and seeks to offer those who work in the trade an intimate and relaxed place to come and taste wines from…

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Piedmont & Liguria 2014: Part Two

Our first stop on the next day of our travels was to see Augusto Cappellano at his family’s home and cantina on the outskirts of Serralunga d’Alba. An absolute reference point in the area, the Cappellano’s invented the digestive tonic Barolo Chinato and produce some of the most honest, beautiful Baroli we have tried. We…

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A Lamoresca Tasting at Noble

This Wednesday 10th September we are heading back to Noble Fine Liquor on Broadway Market in East London to host a tasting of the wines of Filippo Rizzo’s Lamoresca. Our visit to see Filippo in Sicily earlier this year was a real highlight and we are very happy that Filippo let us buy some wines for the…

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Piedmont & Liguria 2014: Part One

We recently returned from our annual trip to Piedmont and Liguria, to visit growers, taste their wines, enjoy the food of the region and most importantly to celebrate the wedding of our great friend in Barbaresco, Olek Bondonio. Having arrived at Torino airport we grabbed a car and headed straight to the Castello del Verduno, the…

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