Author Archives: Caroline

2019 Tasting Programme

We wish you a wonderful 2019 and look forward to seeing you soon. Big news here is that Simone Norval has been promoted to the Manager position here, after two years’ service and training. Her bubbly personality and ever-increasing wine knowledge is an asset to our shop. She is assisted by Yolani, who is ever […]

Jancis Robinson on Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Article by Jancis Robinson: “The son of the revered Marc Colin of St-Aubin, whose white burgundies have been hugely admired, freely admits, “Wine is my main passion. I taste everything. Austrian wine, Oregon, Bordeaux. It’s what I do – especially on Sundays.” This would not be such a strange admission for a wine lover living […]

LOIRE VALLEY – THE REGION

Loire Valley / Sancerre and Vouvray vineyards
The first vines were planted in the Loire region in the first century, back in the Roman times. After the Roman Empire collapsed in the 7th century, bishops and monks carried on developing the vineyards for several centuries. In the Middle Ages, Loire Valley wines were famous in England’s court and among French upper classes. Deemed as the “French Garden”, there are today several marvellous Châteaux all along the Loire River, which are beautiful venues for tourists.

SICILY – THE REGION

Sicily is located in the southernmost region of Italy, and constitutes the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Through the last decades, wine enthusiasts have experienced huge changes in style and quality when it comes to Sicilian wines. Formerly known for its sweet Muscats, then for its famous fortified Marsala, one can appreciate today good value Terre Siciliane IGT and delicious DOC wines.