What it means to be a 'Sustainable' wine shop

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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?

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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.

Riesling Renaissance

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Riesling Renaissance

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.

schist soil

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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?

The explosive volcanic wines of Eduardo Torres Acosta

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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

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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

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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.

Natural Selection

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Natural Selection

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.

Unearthing terroir: Granite

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Unearthing terroir: Granite

Jamie Goode digs deeper on the subject of terroir, exploring what specific soil types might bring to a wine.

A fresh perspective on Chianti Classico

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A fresh perspective on Chianti Classico

How did a Finn and the scion of a German brewing family end up making wine in Chianti? Jamie Goode spoke to Jarkko and Josephin Peränen to learn more about their project Candialle.

Adi Badenhorst

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In conversation with Adi Badenhorst

Adi Badenhorst is a farmer. He happens to also make exceptional wines in the Swartland. Ellen Doggett connects with Adi over Zoom to discuss his beautiful farm near the Paardeberg Mountains, the magic of old vines, and the importance of social and economic sustainability.

What You Need To Know About Whole-Bunch Wine Fermentation

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What You Need To Know About Whole-Bunch Wine Fermentation

Winemaking of course starts with grapes, but how you proceed from there depends on the style of wine that you want to make. Jamie Goode explores how decisions in the winery, including wine fermentation methods, are reflected in the bottle.