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A Drink On The Wild Side, Mills Brewing.

August 2, 2023

A Drink On The Wild Side “Fundamentally, it just feels right to be encouraging wild fermentation in a place where we are surrounded by nature,”- Gen Mills   Some try to keep nature at bay, to control, to dominate it. Jonny and Gen Mills take a rather different approach, from their small brewery in-between Berkeley…

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Portugual make some of the best wine in the world, plus their Port is excellent too.

May 31, 2023

In bygone days if someone mentioned non-fortified Portuguese wines thoughts would turn immediately to a squat bottle encased in a garish straw basket with the words ‘Mateus Rose’ in prominent letters. Thankfully, Portuguese wines have come a long way since then. Portuguese fortified wines are rightly regarded as some of the best in the world,…

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Ignore the ABC’s. There is no more versatile and important white grape than Chardonnay.

May 23, 2023

“Ooh, ABC darling! ABC!” Is a familiar expression heard when someone is asked what wine they would like to drink. The ‘Anything But Chardonnay’ contingent are zealous in their mistrust of the Chardonnay grape, but as spring begins to arrive and the (hopefully) more favourable weather starts to encourage us to yearn for a chilled…

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Don’t Laugh But Rosé is the Perfect Winter Wine

January 11, 2023

As soon as the month of September slips into the early days of October, rosé wine – a close friend throughout the summer months – is abruptly forgotten in favour of robust reds or hearty whites. But surely we are missing a trick here? Drinking rosé in the summer we are often than not favouring…

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Christmas Day Wine Guide!

December 12, 2022

The festive season is almost upon us and that means getting together with friends and family to indulge in great food and (of course) wine. Here are some of our favourite wines that we believe will complement your Christmas and New Year festivities this year.   Aperitif All good festivities should start with a glass…

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Madeira Day, Friday 4th November 2022

October 11, 2022

“Pass the Port? Actually, I’ll have a glass of Madeira…” The Island of Madeira is located about 400 miles off the coast of north Africa in the Atlantic Ocean and has, for the past 500 years, been producing some of the best fortified wines in the world.  Malvasia was the first grape to be introduced…

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