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English Wine week and dreams of holidays

English Wine Week runs this week, 19-27 June 2021 English wine producers and retailers geared up to celebrate English Wine Week which is running this week until Sunday 27 June. Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) report sales of English wines continue to go from strength to strength. Wine behind the label covers 23 of the […]

Hattingley Valley

For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from Wine behind the label with our ratings and price guides. This is one of the English winery profiles included in the 12th digital edition, which should give a small idea of what to look for with the guide. Here is a […]

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Soupe de Poissons accompanied by Côtes de Provence Les Clans

Just over a week since the lovely Easter Weekend and a simple yet delicious lunch on the Saturday. Soupe de Poissons with Rouille accompanied by a bottle of Côtes de Provence Les Clans which took me back to delicious dinners in Port Grimaud, La Napoule and Nice to name three memories of visits to the […]

The Latest – December 2020

David’s Blog details updates on the 12th edition of Wine Behind the Label and contains compelling seasonal offers on both print and digital guides plus an additional discount code at checkout! There is a short window of opportunity if you wish to order a copy of the hardback book for delivery in the UK before […]

New – 12th Editions of Wine behind the label and great seasonal offers

Wine behind the label 12th editions – Print and Digital We are delighted to advise of the publication of the latest editions of Wine behind the label. Key features: Major profile updates in the fine wine regions, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhȏne, Piedmont, Tuscany, Rioja and the Napa Valley among them New winery profiles and […]

Tasting a selection of Jackson Family Wines

I recently attended a tasting of Barbara R. Banke’s selection of Jackson Family Wines, the Californian producer of premium wines. Had I not already known their status even before the actual tasting, two other factors would have told me. First of all, the tasting was held at Claridge’s; and secondly, one description referred to what […]

Cardinale

For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from the 11th & and upcoming 12th editions of Wine behind the label with our ratings and price guides. This is one of the winery profiles for December included in the just published 11th digital edition 2020, which should give a small […]

Vérité

For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from the 11th & and upcoming 12th editions of Wine behind the label with our ratings and price guides. This is one of the winery profiles for December included in the just published 11th digital edition edition 2020, which should give a […]

Arínzano

For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from Wine behind the label with our ratings and price guides. This is one of the winery profiles for December included in the just published 11th digital edition edition 2020, which should give a small idea of what to look for with […]

Valli Vineyards

For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from Wine behind the label with our ratings and price guides. This is one of the winery profiles for December included in the just published 11th digital edition edition 2020, which should give a small idea of what to look for with […]

Big Basin Vineyards

For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from Wine behind the label with our ratings and price guides. This is one of the winery profiles for December included in the just published 11th digital edition edition 2020, which should give a small idea of what to look for with […]

Domaine Jonathan Didier Pabiot

For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from Wine behind the label with our ratings and price guides. This is one of the winery profiles for December included in the just published 11th digital edition edition 2020, which should give a small idea of what to look for with […]

Casanova di Neri

For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from Wine behind the label with our ratings and price guides. This is one of the winery profiles for December included in the just published 11th digital edition edition 2020, which should give a small idea of what to look for with […]

The Latest – October 2019

New Blogs, Wine Dinner, Gift Card & member discounts We did not send out a Newsletter in September as our colleague, Neville Blech sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer on 6 September so as you might imagine there has been a lull in activities. We cover Neville’s last two blogs below. Blogs on the […]

Tokaj Classic

Tokaj Classic Winery, Mád, Hungary I have just returned from a visit to Mád, a village in the Tokaj-Hegyalja wine region a few kilometres from the town of Tokaj. The village is the home of several of the best-known producers of Tokaji, including Oremus, István Szepry, Royal Tokaji Wine, and Tokaj Classic Winery. Tokaj Classic […]

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Vineyards to visit in Surrey and Berkshire

Greyfriars Vineyard (Surrey) https://www.greyfriarsvineyard.co.uk/tours Telephone:   +44 (0) 1483 813712  Email:  info@greyfriarsvineyard.co.uk   Producer profile from 11th Edition Michael and Hilary Wagstaff, who met at Oxford, took over this fine vineyard in 2010 known for the quality of its grapes since its inception in 1989. Mike, with a further Masters from Imperial in marine engineering was […]

Château Canon

For all our readers we will now be bringing you two regular weekly full profiles from the 11 edition of Wine behind the label with our ratings. This should give you an excellent idea of what you can enjoy when purchasing a full guide or signing up for Club membership which includes a complimentary full […]

Gróf Degenfeld

For all our readers we will now be bringing you two regular weekly full profiles from the 11 edition of Wine behind the label with our ratings. This should give you an excellent idea of what you can enjoy when purchasing a full guide or signing up for Club membership which includes a complimentary full […]

Domaine de Trévallon

For all our readers we will now be bringing you two regular weekly full profiles from the 11 & and upcoming 12th editions of Wine behind the label with our ratings. This should give you an excellent idea of what you can enjoy when purchasing a full guide. Here David profiles an outstanding domaine from […]

Dog Point Vineyard

For all our readers we will now be bringing you two regular weekly full profiles from the 11 & and upcoming 12th editions of Wine behind the label with our ratings. This should give you an excellent idea of what you can enjoy when purchasing a full guide. Here David profiles one of the best […]

The Latest – August 2019

The Summer Sale continues until 15th August and we are offering all a 20% discount on our guides and our lead free crystal glasses.  Find details of your discount code here. Leading Champagne House of Deutz have sent us their  assessment of the 2019 season vine flowering. They ask “Should we now consider hard winters […]

Visit one of the UK’s oldest vineyards (Worcs) or sleep amongst the vines (Glos)

Astley Vineyards (Worcestershire) https://www.astleyvineyard.co.uk/ Telephone:  01299 822907 Email:  office@astleyvineyard.co.uk Producer profile from 11th Edition – Updated  Once the most northerly vineyard in the world, Astley Vineyard was established in the Severn Valley 10 miles north of Worcester in 1971. The original founders, the Bache Family were visionaries, planting varieties such as Madeleine Angeline and Siegerrebe […]

Heading South West ? Visit a vineyard in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

Langham Wine Estate (Dorset) https://langhamwine.co.uk/ Telephone:   +44(0)1258 839095 Email:  info@langhamwine.co.uk Producer profile from the 11th edition – updated In the heart of Dorset, a jewel of Hardy Country, the Langham Estate sits next to the magnificent Bingham’s Melcombe manor house, Grade 1 listed, and little changed since the reign of Edward VI. The Langham vineyard […]

Antica

For all our readers we will now be bringing you two regular weekly full profiles from the 11 & and upcoming 12th editions of Wine behind the label with our ratings. This should give you an excellent idea of what you can enjoy when purchasing a full guide. Here David provides a new profile of […]

La Pèira

For all our readers we will now be bringing you two regular weekly full profiles from the 11 & and upcoming 12th editions of Wine behind the label with our ratings. This should give you an excellent idea of what you can enjoy when purchasing a full guide. Here David profiles one of the very […]

Tenuta Sant’ Antonio

For all our readers we will now be bringing you two regular weekly full profiles from the 11 & and upcoming 12th editions of Wine behind the label with our ratings. This should give you an excellent idea of what you can enjoy when purchasing a full guide. Here Neville profiles recently added Tenuta Sant’Antonio […]

Biondi-Santi

For all our readers we will now be bringing you two regular weekly full profiles from the 11 & and upcoming 12th editions of Wine behind the label with our ratings. This should give you an excellent idea of what you can enjoy when purchasing a full guide. Here Neville profiles recent changes at Biondi […]

SUMMER PUDDING WITH CHANTILLY CREAM

SUMMER PUDDING WITH CHANTILLY CREAM 600GR OF FROZEN SUMMER FRUIT OR 500GR OF FRESH SUMMER FRUIT 100/120 GR SUGAR  A DASH OF APPLE JUICE, A SQUEEZE OF LEMON JUICE A DASH OF LIQUEUR OF YOUR CHOICE PAPER THIN SLICES OF BROWN BREAD, 200GR OF DOUBLE CREAM Put the sugar with a dash of apple juice […]

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An Interview with Matteo Furlan – UK Sommelier of the Year

Matteo Furlan, the head sommelier at The Ritz, London, has recently been voted the Villa Sandi  UK Sommelier of the Year by showing remarkable in-depth knowledge of wine and wine service skills. I know – I was one of the judges! Having earned this top accolade, I wanted to know what makes him tick. Here’s an […]

Wine Calling (Le Vin se Lève)

Wine Calling (Le Vin se Lève)   I recently saw this film at The French Institute in South Kensington, made with great passion by director Bruno Sauvard and here is the Press Release   “Recently the world of wine has been in full effervescence, shaken by a counter culture as strong as the rock scene […]

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