The perfect match? Drinks writer Bert Blaize shares his top summer food and wine pairings
Advice on matching wine with food often falls into two camps: elaborate pairings chosen by pros with elite level wine knowledge; or don’t worry drink what you like! After many pleas for help from friends Bert Blaize and Claire Strickett have come to the rescue with their excellent pocket guide: Which Wine When. We asked Bert to pick some sure-fire winners from our shop for classic summer meals and snacks.
When Should Red Wine Be Chilled?
When should red wine be chilled? Jamie Goode takes a look at the hot trend for lighter, fresher reds, and why they often benefit from some time in the fridge before you drink them.
Grenache Wine: The Next Generation
Grenache is known for big beefy red wine blends, but a new generation of Grenache producers are exploring its lighter side. Hannah Crosbie, wine writer and founder of the Dalston Wine Club, does a deep-dive on the new styles.
What it means to be a 'Sustainable' wine shop
'Sustainability' is a word that gets thrown around a lot. Ellen Doggett unpacks what we do to try and make our shop as sustainable as possible, and how sustainability works in relation to the producers we work with.
English Wine: How Does It Compare?
English wine; is it as good as the press says?; are English wines really good, or just good for England?; can they compete on the global market? Last year, wine consultant Ruth Spivey, founder of independent wine market Wine Car Boot embarked on a road trip to find out.
Meet the Producer
Why is Riesling, a noble grape capable of producing thrillingly pure wines with tingling acidity, and laser beam fruit so often overlooked? Jo Lory spoke to top Rheingau producer Theresa Breuer about how a new generation are bringing a fresh perspective to the grape, what to expect from Riesling from different regions, and the stunning 2019 vintage.
Unearthing Terroir: Schist
In the last of our trio of articles examining the impact of soil on wine style Jamie Goode looks at schist: what is it and where can you find it?
Meet the Producer
The explosive volcanic wines of Eduardo Torres Acosta
Tenerife native Eduardo Torres Acosta has found a new home, making fresh, characterful wines from old vineyards and local grapes on the slopes of Mount Etna. Jamie Goode spoke to Eduardo to find out what drew him to make wine in this rugged volcanic landscape.
The Sourcing Table Gin, Signature Serve
To celebrate the launch of our exciting barrel aged Capreolus gin, we asked one of our favourite bartenders to dream up his ultimate 'signature serve' cocktail. Rob Simpson is a multi-award winning bartender, currently managing the bars for World's 50 Best restaurant 'The Clove Club'. Here he breaks down the beauty of this gin, and recommends the best ways to serve it at home.
Unearthing terroir: Limestone
Jamie Goode explores terroir one of the most widely used – and perhaps abused – concepts in the world of wine. Focussing on specific soil types and what they bring to a wine.
Doug Wregg, one of the UK's leading Natural Wine experts, takes ‘an argumentative stroll’ through the world of natural wine. It may have started as a reaction against homogenous technical and chemically-made wine, but has evolved into a diverse culture with a deep and complex root system.