LIBERTY WINES PORTFOLIO TASTING 2020

Held over two floors of The Oval in London, Liberty Wines showcased their 2020 portfolio last week, representing over 300 producers from all over the world. This year sees 11 new names added to their books from Australia, Austria, Chile, Italy and France, promising some exciting additions to the wine lists and the shelves. Liberty have always prioritised working with exceptional people and brands and, … Continue reading LIBERTY WINES PORTFOLIO TASTING 2020

WINE TASTINGS & EVENTS

WEDNESDAY 22ND JANUARY 2020 – SICILIAN WINE TASTING & FOOD PAIRING A tasting of four Sicilian wines paired with local produce from the farmers of Salaparuta at Casanova & Daughters.   The idea behind Casanova & Daughters was dreamt up by half-Sicilian half-French Cirque du Soleil acrobat, Cedric Casanova, after spending time in his village of Salaparuta, feasting on the incredible produce of the local … Continue reading WINE TASTINGS & EVENTS

LOCAL SICILIAN PRODUCE & WINES AT CASANOVA & DAUGHTERS

Cedric Casanova – half-French, half-Sicilian – had an illustrious career as an acrobat in Cirque du Soleil, but the time had come for him to hang up his tightrope. He returned to Sicily and spent a few months thinking about what he was going to do, feasting on the olives that his family grew in the small village of Salaparuta, and eating the bread, cheese … Continue reading LOCAL SICILIAN PRODUCE & WINES AT CASANOVA & DAUGHTERS

BLACKBOOK WINERY’S SPRING WINES

Blackbook is an urban winery located in Battersea, tucked away in the London Stone Business Estate. It’s a fully working winery and is usually open for tours and tastings – just give them a shout and I’m sure they’ll arrange a little intro to their wines for you. I visited recently to try their spring releases, one of which is “Tamesis” – the first wine … Continue reading BLACKBOOK WINERY’S SPRING WINES

HATCH MANSFIELD – 25 YEARS IN THE MAKING

During the First World War, a young cavalry officer was stationed at a location in France which was so beautiful that, years later, he returned to buy acres of vineyards there. These were the finest Champagne producing vineyards in the whole of the region and, before too long, he became the head of the most famous Champagne house in the world. His name was Pierre … Continue reading HATCH MANSFIELD – 25 YEARS IN THE MAKING

THE BIG FORTIFIED TASTING 2019

The Big Fortfied Tasting launched in 2010 and it’s the only wine tasting of its size that is solely dedicated to fortified wines. It’s not just big; it’s actually the biggest. What’s a fortified wine? A fortified wine is a wine which has had a spirit added to it. Think Port, Muscat, Sherry and Madeira. They started adding a spirit to Port (which was once … Continue reading THE BIG FORTIFIED TASTING 2019

VALAIS WINES TASTING PARTY

Last night I swung by the Valais Wines Tasting Party at Wringer & Mangle in East London to try some lovely Swiss wines and learn a little about the Valais wine region. I had never tasted Swiss wine before and I’ve never been to Switzerland – and now I’m in the sticky situation of wanting to go to Switzerland and drink more of it. The … Continue reading VALAIS WINES TASTING PARTY