Since its inauguration in 1981, this Rutherford icon has been the source of some of Napa’s most traditionally made, restrained and terroir driven wines - qualities it continues to embody to this day.
There’s no winemaking wizardry, no added gloss, instead the focus is firmly and squarely on the vineyards, rooted in the belief that healthy soils make for good grapes.
Founder, John Williams, was a pioneer in so many ways, a full decade ahead of the curve when it came to organics and regenerative agriculture, a passionate believer in dry farming, and a great advocate for social equity for his vineyard workers.
The estate of Chateau La Mascaronne is located in rolling hills just outside the Medieval village of Le Luc. It lies half way between the Provençal towns of Brignoles and Fréjus, with St Tropez to the south-east and Chateau Miraval close by.
Convinced by the potential of La Mascaronne, Michel Reybier (owner of Cos d'Estournel amongst others) purchased the estate in 2020. Under his guidance and stewardship this exquisite estate is certainly in safe hands.
The luminous pink hue of Château La Mascaronne Rosé makes it immediately identifiable as a Provençal wine. White peach, hawthorn flowers and citrus notes make for a beautifully refined nose, while the wine is suave, intensely and elegantly structured on the palate leading onto a long, delicate and fresh finish.
Olivier Leflaive’s operation is surely without parallel in Burgundy, as impressive for the sheer range of wines as for their consistency and quality year on year. The house philosophy is built on respect for the vines and those who tend them.
While they continue to buy grapes from the same 120 or so small vignerons who have supplied them for years, Olivier also owns his own vineyards in the Côte managed by a legendary technical team.
Under the auspices of winemaker Frank Grux, since 1988, the wines are vinified exactly as they would be at any other first-class Burgundy domaine, with all the whites being barrel-fermented and aged in small oak barriques. Olivier Leflaive is looking for elegance and finesse rather than power and ‘specularité’.
True to appellation and cru, the wines are style classics and are more than worthy of the famous Leflaive name.
The GAJA family has been growing vines and making wines for five generations and today they continue a tradition that started in 1859 in Piedmont.
Each generation nurtures the dreams and vision of the previous generation and builds and innovates for the next. The hugely charismatic family are respected worldwide and are driven to produce only the very best quality through an exacting attention to detail.
Angelo Gaja has single-handedly established Barbaresco as one of the great appellations of the world and the new generation led by Gaia is determined to continue the legacy.
The wines speak for themselves; Elegant, opulent and true to their origins.
Pronounced "Dovey" the Dyfi Distillery is a small, multi-award-winning premium Welsh gin producer that uses wild foraged botanicals from within the UNESCO Biosphere of Dyfi.
Pete Cameron is a hill farmer, forager, and beekeeper who moved to the area 35 years ago to study biology and botany. His brother, Danny Cameron, is a highly experienced wine and spirits professional, and a regular judge at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards.
In 2017, the Dyfi Pollination Gin won the Best British Gin trophy at the Great British Food awards, and Dyfi Hibernation Gin was awarded Best New Gin by The Independent newspaper. In 2018, Dyfi Original Gin again took the Best British Gin trophy, making Dyfi the only distillery to win this award for a second time.
These are truly remarkable gins that quite rightly deserve the high praise and recognition they are now garnering...a must try!
C.V.N.E. is an abbreviation for Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España or The Northern Spanish Wine Company.
Established in 1879, the crest emblazoned on the bottles of C.V.N.E Rioja is essentially the Spanish flag. Not an aristocratic shield, or a single person's signature, but the nations national flag an honour bestowed upon the company back in the 19th century by Spain's Royal Family.
Today, C.V.N.E. is comprised of three wineries in Rioja: Cune, Viña Real and Contino. They also own the renowned Roger Goulart winery located in the world-famous D.O. Cava region, alongside new ventures in Ribera del Duero and Galicia.
These are superb award winning wines produced by a team that have respect for tradition yet a commitment to innovate.
The Don Maximiano Founders Reserve is the flagship wine from Errazuriz's Don Maximiano Estate and is regarded as one of the great Chilean wines.
A Bordeaux inspired blend made in homage to the founder of the winery, the Founder's Reserve combines Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Carménère and Petit Verdot grapes grown on the Don Maximiano vineyard located in the Aconcagua Valley.
Matured in French oak barrels for 22 months this is an outstanding wine with complexity, beautifully ripe fruit, fine grained tannins and great concentration.
Perfect for drinking now!
Benromach is a traditional Speyside distillery owned by a family of whisky-lovers intent on making single malt the right way with true character.
They keep things simple. A handful of distillers relying entirely on their expertise and senses to make the finest handmade whisky; Speyside single malt matured exclusively in first-fill casks, with a subtly smoky character. It takes just four ingredients – barley, water, yeast and a human touch.
All casks are hand-filled, individually weighed, stencilled by hand and stowed in the traditional dunnage warehouses. Why? Because at Benromach they believe making whisky by hand guarantees genuine character.
Award winning single Speyside Malt Whisky...
A wonderfully seductive cuvée made solely from fruit grown in Grand Cru classified vineyards. This is a Champagne with the consistency of a Non-Vintage, but the depth and complexity of a great vintage.
A blend of 50% Chardonnay from the Grand Cru villages in the Côte des Blancs and 50% Pinot Noir from Grand Cru villages in the Montagne de Reims, together with 4 years on its lees produces a wine with the elegant Taittinger style, a creamy mousse, fresh floral aromas and a long finish with a touches of ripe orchard fruit.
Prélude can be enjoyed as an aperitif but has the structure to match grilled fish and seafood.
This is an award winning fizz of great pedigree and value.
Biodynamic wine production is an approach to winemaking based upon the work of Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner. In addition to organic practices biodynamic farmers also consider the positioning and rhythmic influences of the sun, moon, planets and stars as guides for when to prune their vines, plant new vines or pick the fruit.
For winemakers the key principle of biodynamic wine production is totally logical. It makes no sense to extol the virtues on the geology of a vineyard, the unique aspects of its soil (its ‘terroir’) and what that imparts to the wine, if that soil is then totally transformed by a mixture of chemicals, herbicides and fertilisers. Healthy soil dictates healthy vines and experience has shown that biodynamic practices give rise to greater purity and precision in the resulting wines.
The Pennant wines stand at the pinnacle of the Oatley family’s winemaking expression with just two varietals being produced: a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Handmade, produced in very limited quantities and only from the best barrels of the most prized vineyard blocks before earning the Pennant label.
Just 6 barrels were produced of the 2016 Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon. Brooding and exuberant with dark fruits and complex, luxurious long finish. Blackcurrant characters, soft tannins and all round exceptional quality this is a red wine that will happily reward cellaring for another 15 years.
Fragrant. Layered dark berries. Long Smooth tannins. Elegant.
Just as wine is made from grapes, mead is made from honey; however, unlike many other meads you may have tried before, the Loxwood Pure Mead is created using a unique blend of 100% British honey in the ferment - the process that makes the alcohol. It is fermented dry and then back-sweetened with honey, to give the most natural flavour and a delicate sweetness.
This is really refreshing with a light honey flavour and smooth finish. You can enjoy Pure Mead chilled, just like you would with white wine, or alternatively, for a festive twist, warm it with spices to make a delicious Mulled Mead.
LOXWOOD - Pure Mead re-imagined for the 21st Century
For those who adopt a Vegetarian or Veganism lifestyle, choosing a bottle of wine as your preferred liquid refreshment may not be as straightforward as one would think.
Many would believe that a wine labelled as ‘organic’ or ‘biodynamic’ would be a good starting point, but this winemaking process has no bearing on whether the wine will be suitable for vegetarians or vegans. What is important is how the wine is treated or finished in the final stages of production and it is this which can create a potential moral hazard!
In order to aid the selection process we have put together a collection of wines that are marked as suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
Discover more about our range of Vegetarian & Vegan Friendly Wines
The Jancis Robinson glassware collection is the result of a truly collaborative cross-disciplinary partnership between the celebrated product designer Richard Brendon and world-renowned wine expert Jancis Robinson MW OBE.
The Wine Glass is at the heart of the collection and has been specifically designed to offer the best tasting experience for every wine, whatever its colour, style or strength. The ultra-fine rim allows you to get as close as possible to what you're drinking making them perfect for tasting all wines, from champagne to sherry and everything in between.
As well as being functionally perfect, the JR x RB collection has been meticulously designed to look and feel refined, elegant and timeless.
Rooster's Brewing Company is presently nested in the wonderful spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. At a time when most ales for sale were traditionally brown Sean Franklin founded the Rooster's Brewing Company and quickly developed a reputation for brewing ground-breaking, hop-forward pale ales that showcased exciting new hops bought in especially from the USA. Beers such as Yankee soon started to attract the attention of judges at beer festivals across the UK, racking up countless awards along the way.
Although Sean has now retired, and there has been a respected change in ownership, Rooster's are still crazy about hops and the unique flavours they can impart on beer. Their hop store is crammed full of hop varieties from all over the world and they continue in their quest to produce the highest quality, clean-drinking beers possible.
If you are looking for that perfect business gift, whether for a colleague or a special client, then we are happy to assist you in getting the right gift solution for your business. We offer a bespoke gifting service that is customised to meet your individual requirements and budget and ensures you get a thoughtful and personalised gift of the highest quality.
We have a wide range of Specialist Wines, Champagne & Spirits to suit all occasions and budgets. Many of our products can be found in the worlds best Hotels and on the lists of many Michelin starred restaurants.
We also have a range of gift packaging solutions which can be tailored to your specific needs. Whether its a single bottle gift carton or six bottle wooden gift box we are sure to have something to add that special finishing touch!
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