Wineman Blog

Here is our blog which contains many articles about the wines we sell here at Wineman

The articles have details about wines, new vintages and offers we are running.

Bernard Remy Champagnes

06 February 2017
This short article will explain the differences between the Bernard Remy Champagnes and how they are superb value for money and such brilliant quality.

Last orders for pre Christmas Wine delivery 2016

12 December 2016
The last date and time for any pre Christmas orders in Thursday 22nd December at 1pm. any orders placed after that date will be delivered at some stage in December.

Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2015 review

18 November 2016
The Bishops Leap Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 vintage review by Wineman. Read why this remarkable Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is so popular with UK drinkers

Faultline Sauvignon Blanc 2015

18 October 2016
This is a review of the 2015 vintage of the ever popular Faultline Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.

The effect of Brexit on wine prices

06 October 2016

Brexit is having a major effect on wine prices in the UK and it's about to hit all retailers within the next 7 days. Because of the currency issues the price of wines is about to rocket so read this article to be prepared for doom and gloom!

 


Paula Malbec on special offer

04 October 2016
The Paula Malbec from Dona Paula is on offer for the next 3 months of 2016. We have a superb deal on single bottle as well as huge case discounts. Get some of this fabulous Malbec while stocks last

Favola Prosecco Extra Dry

13 July 2016
Favola Prosecco is an Extra Dry style of Prosecco from Italy. Instantly recognised by its stylish blue label and capsule this wine is gathering a large following in the UK

Valpolicella Superiore Roccolo Grassi

13 July 2016
The Valpolicella Superiore from Roccolo Grassi is an truly outstanding wine from Italy. This article will give some of the reasons why you should choose it.

Indian wines in the UK

13 July 2016
a short article on Indian wines in the UK and details of the best growers like Sula and Fratelli

All about Lirac wine

13 July 2016
A short article about the red wine produced in the Lirac appellation of France

All about Sangiovese wines

28 June 2016
A brief article describing the origins and styles of the red wine made from Sangiovese grapes

Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz

18 May 2016
The Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz from Bob Berton is the latest wine to come from this outstanding winery in Australia. Similar but very different to The established Black Shiraz this is a delicious example of this grape

The Wines of France

08 March 2016
France has been the most famous wine growing country for centuries. This little article will give you a taste of this fantastic wine country

The wines of Perez Cruz

05 February 2016
Perez Cruz is a boutique winery in Chile. They specialise in creating supreme value for money wines whilst retaining exacting quality and staying true to the unique terroir and grapes that suit that country

62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria from San Marzano

05 February 2016
The 62 Anniversario Primitivo is made by San Marzano, a co-operative of over 1000 small growers of grapes in Puglia.

Il Pumo Primitivo from San Marzano

05 February 2016
Il Pumo Primitivo is made by Cantina San Marzano, a co-operative of over 1000 small family growers in the Puglia region of Italy

New Zealand Wines article

05 February 2016
An article on New Zealand wines and what makes them so special. Sauvignon Blanc grapes were only planted 45 years ago by the Montana estate now known as Brancott.

Paula Malbec and Dona Paula Malbec

01 February 2016
What is the difference between Paula Malbec and Dona Paula Malbec. This article will explain more

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Ramato Blush

01 February 2016
Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Ramato Blush is made in the Delle Venezie Region of Italy by Sacchetto Wines

The Black Shiraz from Berton Vineyards

01 February 2016
The Black Shiraz is a delicious wine made in Australia by Bob Berton

Domaine Rene Monnier Burgundy

27 January 2016
Domaine Rene Monnier was founded in 1723 and the Monnier Family has built up one of the biggest private domains in the Cote du Beaune

Elysium Black Muscat Dessert Wine

26 January 2016
Elysium Black Muscat is a dessert wine from the USA and made by Andrew Quady. It has won worldwide acclaim for it's amazing ability to pair with many desserts, chocolate, cheese and still be delicious on it's own.

Sula Wines

26 January 2016
Sula Wines are made in the Nashik region of India. They are at the forefront of modern wine making and produce superb quality wines from a mixture of modern varietals.

Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc 2015

25 January 2016
Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc is made in the Awatere Valley sub region of Marlborough in New Zealand. Husband and wife team of Hamish and Fiona Turner and consultant winemaker and friend Matt Thompson have created a remarkable white wine that should grace any table.

Last order days for Christmas 2015

15 December 2015
The last day for pre Christmas Day delivery is Tuesday 22nd December at 2pm. We cannot give any assurances for any orders after this date.

Dona Paula Malbec 2013

14 August 2015
Dona Paula Estate Malbec is different to the Paula Malbec. This is a meatier red wine from the same grower

Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2014

14 August 2015
Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc is from the Saint Clair Estate in Marlborough in New Zealand

Coleccion Malbec 2014 from Michel Torino

14 August 2015
Coleccion Malbec is from Michel Torino a grower based in Mendoza in Argentina.

Cuma Malbec 2014

14 August 2015
Cuma Malbec is an organic Malbec from Michel Torino in Mendoza, Argentina. A delightful red wine with the right combination of alcohol and fruit

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Blush wine

13 July 2015
Sachetto Pinot Grigio Blush is a delightful light rose coloured wine from Veneto

Gaia Wild Ferment Assyrtiko Wine wins another Trophy

10 June 2015
Gaia Wild Ferment Assyrtiko is a multi awatd winning white wine from Santorini. It has just won another trophy for Best White Wine in The Wine Merchant Top 100 Wines

Opal Ridge Gewurztraminer Verdelho Wine

28 April 2015
Opal Ridge Gewurztraminer Verdelho is a medium bodied white wine from Bob Berton in Australia. Aimed at thos who like a sweet white but not too sweet. This wine has a subtle spice and gentle characteristics of the Gewurztraminer grape combined with the acidity of Verdelho

Boundary Line Shiraz Bob Berton

28 April 2015
Boundary Line Shiraz is an easy drinking shiraz from Bob Berton in Australia. Made to be enjoyed on it's own as well as with food it is a very versatile wine which retains the characteristics of a good old Aussie Shiraz without the usual blousy, overpowering spice that many have.

Chateau Ksara Wines

28 April 2015
A short article on Chateau Ksara Wines from Lebanon. This is one of the Lebanon's oldest wine estates and dates back to the crusades

Echeverria Sauvignon Blanc 2014

28 April 2015
A short review of the 2014 vintage of Echeverria Sauvignon Blanc from Molina in Chile.

Sula Wines from India

16 April 2015
Sula Wines are made in India and represent some of the highest quality from this little known wine producing country. This article will explain a little more about Sula Wines

Broken Shackle Red Wine

16 April 2015
Broken Shackle is a red wine from the Bob Berton Winery in Australia. It's a blend of different grapes depending on what is the best fruit for that vintage.

Merlot Dal Pic from Collavini wines

16 April 2015
Merlot dal Pic is a superb example of Italian Merlot. Made lovingly by the Collavini family it is one of their flagship red wines

Dona Paula Estate Wines from Argentina

16 April 2015
Dona Paula Wines are from Mendoza in Argentina. They produce superb wines from a variety of grapes including multiple Malbec examples

Santo Isidro de Pegoes wines from Portugal

16 April 2015
Santo Isidro wines are made in Setubal in Portugal. Using local grape varieties they made some of Portugal's greatest value wines

Lebanese wines article

24 February 2015
A short article on Lebanese wines and how they are often neglected but an important part of the wine world

62 Anniversario Primitivo San Marzano

18 February 2015
62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria was previously known as Pazzia Primitivo. It is still made by San Marzano a co-operative of winemakers from Puglia in Italy and is considered one of the finest examples of this grape variety

Carpene Malvolti Prosecco review

18 February 2015
Carpene Malvolti is the original prosecco created in 1868 by two families. The Carpene and Malvolti Families. One was a winemaking family and the other an accounting family. Together they created the world's first Prosecco.

Courier issues so get your orders in fast

12 December 2014
All UK couriers are experiencing massive issues currently so please place your orders ASAP

Last Christmas order dates for 2014

11 December 2014
Last date for Christmas orders is Monday 22nd December at 1pm. click here for more information

Berton Wines review

15 November 2014
A short review of some of Bob Berton's best wines

Some more about Perez Cruz wines

15 November 2014
Perez Cruz is a boutique winery in Chile producing some world class wines at amazingly low prices

Dona Paula Estate Malbec from Argentina

15 November 2014
Dona Paula Estate Malbec is one of the finest examples of Malbec in the UK restaurant scene. This wine is much loved by many people who come back specifically for it each time they visit.

Echeverria Wines from Chile

15 November 2014
Echeverria is a family run estate in Molina, Chile. they have bee represented in UK restaurants for over 20 years and continue to be loved by many wine drinkers.

Where Can I Buy Falanghina Feudi San Gregorio

04 November 2014
Where Can I Buy Falanghina Feudi San Gregorio People often ask this question to me and many other wine merchants. How to find the wine you love is often a tedous task. Wines like this are often sold only to the "On Trade" in other words reserved for restaurants only.

Australian Shiraz

01 November 2014
Australian Shiraz is one of the most recognised red wines in the UK market

Cuma Organic Malbec

25 August 2014
Cuma Malbec is an organic red wine made by Michel Torino in Argentina. From an area in Mendoza which averages over 1700 meters above sea level.

Ondarre Rioja Reserva

25 August 2014

Ondarre Rioja Reserva is a wonderful, modern style Rioja. Whilst it retains the oak ageing necessary for a reserve Rioja it is a more fruit driven example


Il Pumo Negroamaro

25 August 2014
Il Pumo Negroamaro is a red wine made by the San Marzano co-operative in Puglia, Italy. Formerly braded and known as Lucarelli Negroamaro the new branding and name brings this lovely wine into line with the international range from San Marzano

Gerard Bertrand Gris Blanc

25 August 2014
Gris Blanc is a wine that causes lots of discussion among wine lovers. Is it a rose, blush or white wine? It's name leads you to think it's a white but it colour suggests blush!

Faultline Sauvignon Blanc 2013

10 August 2014
Faultline Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is the latest vintage of this superb white from Saint Clair in Marlborough

62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria

10 August 2014
The 62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria from San Marzano is regarded as the finest expression of Primitivo availabe. Previously known as Pazzia Primitivo the wine has been rebranded in 2014

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

10 August 2014
Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir is made in Hermanus, South Africa by Anthony Hamilton Russell. This is a superb Pinot Noir regardrd by many critics as the best Pinot outside of Burgundy

Hamilton Russell Chardonnay

10 August 2014
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay is one of South Africa's iconic wines. This Chardonnay consistently places high in the Platters guide with an average of 5 stars and is regarded as the best Chardonnay outside of Burgundy.

Fili Prosecco from Sacchetto

28 July 2014
Fili Prosecco is a delightful Prosecco from Italy with a distinctive blue bottle.

Dona Paula Estate Malbec

28 July 2014
Dona Paula Estate Malbec is a supreme Malbec from Mendoza in Argentina.

Discover Perez Cruz Wines

28 July 2014
a short article on the various wines available in the UK from the renowned Perez Cruz Estate in Chile.

Bob Berton Wines

07 July 2014
Bob Berton produces fantastic value for money wines in South Eastern Australia. The Black Shiraz and the Metal Label Vermentino are two of the biggest selling wines in the UK.

Hazy View Wines

07 July 2014
Hazy View wines are made in South Africa. There are two wines, the Chenin Blanc and the Pinotage.

Chateau L'Aumerade Cuvee Marie Christine

30 June 2014
Cuvee Marie Christine is the flagship rose wine from Chateau L'Aumerade. With it's beautiful bottle and crisp, dry style it's a real winner with all who drink it.

A short history of Primitivo

30 June 2014
a short article on the Primitivo grape from an American perspective

Il Pumo Wines from San Marzano

28 June 2014
San Marzano is a co-operative of over 1000 small growers from the Ouglia area of Sicily. The mains grapes grow are Primitivo and Negroamaro

Luccarelli Primitivo

28 June 2014

Luccarelli Primitivo has been rebranded in the UK as Il Pumo. It is still made by the San Marzano co-operative group from Puglia and is still outstanding in quality.


San Marzano Wines

16 June 2014
San Marzano is a co-operative of over 1000 growers in the Puglia region of Italy.

Gigondas Saint Damien

16 June 2014
Saint Damien is a red wine from the Gigondas area of the Rhone Valley in France.

The Michel Torino Collection

16 June 2014
Michel Torino is one of Argentina's most successful wineries. The wines discussed here are known as Coleccion or Collection.

How to buy The Black Shiraz

10 June 2014
How to buy one of Bob Berton's iconic and highly sought after wines.

Foundstone Unoaked Chardonnay

08 April 2014
Foundstone Unoaked Chardonnay is made by Berton Vineyards in Australia. It is a delightful white wine with tropical fruit flavours and not a hint of oak anywhere.

Don David Malbec Reserve 2012

08 April 2014
Don David Malbec Reserve is from Michel Torino in Mendoza, Argentina.

The Black Shiraz

08 April 2014
The Black Shiraz is from Berton Vineyards in Australia. Part of the metal label range this wine is a rich, dark, brooding Shiraz with great length and flavour.

Cuma Malbec

08 April 2014
Cuma Malbec is an organic Malbec from Michel Torino in Mendoza.

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve

31 March 2014
Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is the iconic white wine from the Saint Clair estate in New Zealand

Pazzia Primitivo

31 March 2014
Pazzia Primitivo has been a firm favourite of wine lovers worldwide but it has now changed identity and is known as Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 62 Anniversario.

Fili Prosecco

31 March 2014
Fili Prosecco is a delightful Prosecco with fabulous presentation. Don't let the fancy bottle fool you though, this is a serious sparkling wine that not only looks superb but also tastes fantastic

Perez Cruz Wines

24 March 2014
Perez Cruz wines are fabulous wines from Chile. Made from the very best grapes and in the hands of a wonderful winemaker, the wines are sublime.

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Spumante Blush

07 March 2014

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Spumante Blush is a delightful sparkling wine made in the Venezie area of Italy. It is perfect for celebrations or just enjoying on a hot day with friends. 


Peter Lehmann Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz

06 March 2014
The Black Queen is a sparkling Shiraz made by Peter Lehmann in the Barossa region of Australia. This is full flavoured sparkling wine and it's dark colour gives an idea of the depth of fruit that awaits. Not your typical sparkling wine!

Hen and Chicken Chardonnay

04 March 2014
The Hen and Chicken Chardonnay is a white wine created by Larry Cherunbino in Australia. It is made in the Pemberton region and the wines made by Larry Cherubino are highly regarded. Recently Larry won Australian winery of the year in the awards from Matt Skinner and James Haliday.

Berton Vineyards

26 February 2014
a short blog about the latest news from Berton Vineyards in Australia

Mayor de Ondarre Rioja Reserva

13 January 2014
Mayor de Ondarre Rioja Reserva is the premium Rioja made by Bodegas Ondarre

Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon

13 January 2014
Perez Cruz are a winery in Chile who create amazing wines with love and great care

Austrian Wines

08 January 2014
Austrian Wines in the UK. These wonderful wines can be hard to find but some specialist merchants sell them

Faultline Sauvignon Blanc

08 January 2014
Faultline Sauvignon Blanc is from the Marlborough region of New Zealand

Moutard Champagne

18 December 2013
Moutard Champagne is a wonderful family owned company from Buxeil in France

Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc

18 December 2013
Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc is a very popular Wine from Marlborough in New Zealand

San Silvestro Barolo Patres from Piedmonte

17 December 2013
San Silvestro Barolo Patres is a great value Barolo made with 100% Nebbiolo grapes

Barros Port from Portugal

14 December 2013
Barros is one of the oldest port houses and they specialise in single vintage Colheita Ports

Argentinian wines in the UK

13 December 2013
A short blog on Argentinean wines in the UK and a small selection of some that I sell

Major Award for Hamilton Russell Chardonnay

04 December 2012
Wine Spectator announces it's top 100 wines and Hamilton Russell Chardonnay comes in at #32!

Saint Clair wines

21 November 2012
This article will give you some information on what makes Saint Clair Wines so special and outlines the reasons behind their massive success

Wineman Blog

Here is our blog which contains many articles about the wines we sell here at Wineman

The articles have details about wines, new vintages and offers we are running.

Bernard Remy Champagnes

06 February 2017
This short article will explain the differences between the Bernard Remy Champagnes and how they are superb value for money and such brilliant quality.

Last orders for pre Christmas Wine delivery 2016

12 December 2016
The last date and time for any pre Christmas orders in Thursday 22nd December at 1pm. any orders placed after that date will be delivered at some stage in December.

Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2015 review

18 November 2016
The Bishops Leap Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 vintage review by Wineman. Read why this remarkable Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is so popular with UK drinkers

Faultline Sauvignon Blanc 2015

18 October 2016
This is a review of the 2015 vintage of the ever popular Faultline Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.

The effect of Brexit on wine prices

06 October 2016

Brexit is having a major effect on wine prices in the UK and it's about to hit all retailers within the next 7 days. Because of the currency issues the price of wines is about to rocket so read this article to be prepared for doom and gloom!

 


Paula Malbec on special offer

04 October 2016
The Paula Malbec from Dona Paula is on offer for the next 3 months of 2016. We have a superb deal on single bottle as well as huge case discounts. Get some of this fabulous Malbec while stocks last

Favola Prosecco Extra Dry

13 July 2016
Favola Prosecco is an Extra Dry style of Prosecco from Italy. Instantly recognised by its stylish blue label and capsule this wine is gathering a large following in the UK

Valpolicella Superiore Roccolo Grassi

13 July 2016
The Valpolicella Superiore from Roccolo Grassi is an truly outstanding wine from Italy. This article will give some of the reasons why you should choose it.

Indian wines in the UK

13 July 2016
a short article on Indian wines in the UK and details of the best growers like Sula and Fratelli

All about Lirac wine

13 July 2016
A short article about the red wine produced in the Lirac appellation of France

All about Sangiovese wines

28 June 2016
A brief article describing the origins and styles of the red wine made from Sangiovese grapes

Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz

18 May 2016
The Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz from Bob Berton is the latest wine to come from this outstanding winery in Australia. Similar but very different to The established Black Shiraz this is a delicious example of this grape

The Wines of France

08 March 2016
France has been the most famous wine growing country for centuries. This little article will give you a taste of this fantastic wine country

The wines of Perez Cruz

05 February 2016
Perez Cruz is a boutique winery in Chile. They specialise in creating supreme value for money wines whilst retaining exacting quality and staying true to the unique terroir and grapes that suit that country

62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria from San Marzano

05 February 2016
The 62 Anniversario Primitivo is made by San Marzano, a co-operative of over 1000 small growers of grapes in Puglia.

Il Pumo Primitivo from San Marzano

05 February 2016
Il Pumo Primitivo is made by Cantina San Marzano, a co-operative of over 1000 small family growers in the Puglia region of Italy

New Zealand Wines article

05 February 2016
An article on New Zealand wines and what makes them so special. Sauvignon Blanc grapes were only planted 45 years ago by the Montana estate now known as Brancott.

Paula Malbec and Dona Paula Malbec

01 February 2016
What is the difference between Paula Malbec and Dona Paula Malbec. This article will explain more

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Ramato Blush

01 February 2016
Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Ramato Blush is made in the Delle Venezie Region of Italy by Sacchetto Wines

The Black Shiraz from Berton Vineyards

01 February 2016
The Black Shiraz is a delicious wine made in Australia by Bob Berton

Domaine Rene Monnier Burgundy

27 January 2016
Domaine Rene Monnier was founded in 1723 and the Monnier Family has built up one of the biggest private domains in the Cote du Beaune

Elysium Black Muscat Dessert Wine

26 January 2016
Elysium Black Muscat is a dessert wine from the USA and made by Andrew Quady. It has won worldwide acclaim for it's amazing ability to pair with many desserts, chocolate, cheese and still be delicious on it's own.

Sula Wines

26 January 2016
Sula Wines are made in the Nashik region of India. They are at the forefront of modern wine making and produce superb quality wines from a mixture of modern varietals.

Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc 2015

25 January 2016
Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc is made in the Awatere Valley sub region of Marlborough in New Zealand. Husband and wife team of Hamish and Fiona Turner and consultant winemaker and friend Matt Thompson have created a remarkable white wine that should grace any table.

Last order days for Christmas 2015

15 December 2015
The last day for pre Christmas Day delivery is Tuesday 22nd December at 2pm. We cannot give any assurances for any orders after this date.

Dona Paula Malbec 2013

14 August 2015
Dona Paula Estate Malbec is different to the Paula Malbec. This is a meatier red wine from the same grower

Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2014

14 August 2015
Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc is from the Saint Clair Estate in Marlborough in New Zealand

Coleccion Malbec 2014 from Michel Torino

14 August 2015
Coleccion Malbec is from Michel Torino a grower based in Mendoza in Argentina.

Cuma Malbec 2014

14 August 2015
Cuma Malbec is an organic Malbec from Michel Torino in Mendoza, Argentina. A delightful red wine with the right combination of alcohol and fruit

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Blush wine

13 July 2015
Sachetto Pinot Grigio Blush is a delightful light rose coloured wine from Veneto

Gaia Wild Ferment Assyrtiko Wine wins another Trophy

10 June 2015
Gaia Wild Ferment Assyrtiko is a multi awatd winning white wine from Santorini. It has just won another trophy for Best White Wine in The Wine Merchant Top 100 Wines

Opal Ridge Gewurztraminer Verdelho Wine

28 April 2015
Opal Ridge Gewurztraminer Verdelho is a medium bodied white wine from Bob Berton in Australia. Aimed at thos who like a sweet white but not too sweet. This wine has a subtle spice and gentle characteristics of the Gewurztraminer grape combined with the acidity of Verdelho

Boundary Line Shiraz Bob Berton

28 April 2015
Boundary Line Shiraz is an easy drinking shiraz from Bob Berton in Australia. Made to be enjoyed on it's own as well as with food it is a very versatile wine which retains the characteristics of a good old Aussie Shiraz without the usual blousy, overpowering spice that many have.

Chateau Ksara Wines

28 April 2015
A short article on Chateau Ksara Wines from Lebanon. This is one of the Lebanon's oldest wine estates and dates back to the crusades

Echeverria Sauvignon Blanc 2014

28 April 2015
A short review of the 2014 vintage of Echeverria Sauvignon Blanc from Molina in Chile.

Sula Wines from India

16 April 2015
Sula Wines are made in India and represent some of the highest quality from this little known wine producing country. This article will explain a little more about Sula Wines

Broken Shackle Red Wine

16 April 2015
Broken Shackle is a red wine from the Bob Berton Winery in Australia. It's a blend of different grapes depending on what is the best fruit for that vintage.

Merlot Dal Pic from Collavini wines

16 April 2015
Merlot dal Pic is a superb example of Italian Merlot. Made lovingly by the Collavini family it is one of their flagship red wines

Dona Paula Estate Wines from Argentina

16 April 2015
Dona Paula Wines are from Mendoza in Argentina. They produce superb wines from a variety of grapes including multiple Malbec examples

Santo Isidro de Pegoes wines from Portugal

16 April 2015
Santo Isidro wines are made in Setubal in Portugal. Using local grape varieties they made some of Portugal's greatest value wines

Lebanese wines article

24 February 2015
A short article on Lebanese wines and how they are often neglected but an important part of the wine world

62 Anniversario Primitivo San Marzano

18 February 2015
62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria was previously known as Pazzia Primitivo. It is still made by San Marzano a co-operative of winemakers from Puglia in Italy and is considered one of the finest examples of this grape variety

Carpene Malvolti Prosecco review

18 February 2015
Carpene Malvolti is the original prosecco created in 1868 by two families. The Carpene and Malvolti Families. One was a winemaking family and the other an accounting family. Together they created the world's first Prosecco.

Courier issues so get your orders in fast

12 December 2014
All UK couriers are experiencing massive issues currently so please place your orders ASAP

Last Christmas order dates for 2014

11 December 2014
Last date for Christmas orders is Monday 22nd December at 1pm. click here for more information

Berton Wines review

15 November 2014
A short review of some of Bob Berton's best wines

Some more about Perez Cruz wines

15 November 2014
Perez Cruz is a boutique winery in Chile producing some world class wines at amazingly low prices

Dona Paula Estate Malbec from Argentina

15 November 2014
Dona Paula Estate Malbec is one of the finest examples of Malbec in the UK restaurant scene. This wine is much loved by many people who come back specifically for it each time they visit.

Echeverria Wines from Chile

15 November 2014
Echeverria is a family run estate in Molina, Chile. they have bee represented in UK restaurants for over 20 years and continue to be loved by many wine drinkers.

Where Can I Buy Falanghina Feudi San Gregorio

04 November 2014
Where Can I Buy Falanghina Feudi San Gregorio People often ask this question to me and many other wine merchants. How to find the wine you love is often a tedous task. Wines like this are often sold only to the "On Trade" in other words reserved for restaurants only.

Australian Shiraz

01 November 2014
Australian Shiraz is one of the most recognised red wines in the UK market

Cuma Organic Malbec

25 August 2014
Cuma Malbec is an organic red wine made by Michel Torino in Argentina. From an area in Mendoza which averages over 1700 meters above sea level.

Ondarre Rioja Reserva

25 August 2014

Ondarre Rioja Reserva is a wonderful, modern style Rioja. Whilst it retains the oak ageing necessary for a reserve Rioja it is a more fruit driven example


Il Pumo Negroamaro

25 August 2014
Il Pumo Negroamaro is a red wine made by the San Marzano co-operative in Puglia, Italy. Formerly braded and known as Lucarelli Negroamaro the new branding and name brings this lovely wine into line with the international range from San Marzano

Gerard Bertrand Gris Blanc

25 August 2014
Gris Blanc is a wine that causes lots of discussion among wine lovers. Is it a rose, blush or white wine? It's name leads you to think it's a white but it colour suggests blush!

Faultline Sauvignon Blanc 2013

10 August 2014
Faultline Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is the latest vintage of this superb white from Saint Clair in Marlborough

62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria

10 August 2014
The 62 Anniversario Primitivo di Manduria from San Marzano is regarded as the finest expression of Primitivo availabe. Previously known as Pazzia Primitivo the wine has been rebranded in 2014

Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

10 August 2014
Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir is made in Hermanus, South Africa by Anthony Hamilton Russell. This is a superb Pinot Noir regardrd by many critics as the best Pinot outside of Burgundy

Hamilton Russell Chardonnay

10 August 2014
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay is one of South Africa's iconic wines. This Chardonnay consistently places high in the Platters guide with an average of 5 stars and is regarded as the best Chardonnay outside of Burgundy.

Fili Prosecco from Sacchetto

28 July 2014
Fili Prosecco is a delightful Prosecco from Italy with a distinctive blue bottle.

Dona Paula Estate Malbec

28 July 2014
Dona Paula Estate Malbec is a supreme Malbec from Mendoza in Argentina.

Discover Perez Cruz Wines

28 July 2014
a short article on the various wines available in the UK from the renowned Perez Cruz Estate in Chile.

Bob Berton Wines

07 July 2014
Bob Berton produces fantastic value for money wines in South Eastern Australia. The Black Shiraz and the Metal Label Vermentino are two of the biggest selling wines in the UK.

Hazy View Wines

07 July 2014
Hazy View wines are made in South Africa. There are two wines, the Chenin Blanc and the Pinotage.

Chateau L'Aumerade Cuvee Marie Christine

30 June 2014
Cuvee Marie Christine is the flagship rose wine from Chateau L'Aumerade. With it's beautiful bottle and crisp, dry style it's a real winner with all who drink it.

A short history of Primitivo

30 June 2014
a short article on the Primitivo grape from an American perspective

Il Pumo Wines from San Marzano

28 June 2014
San Marzano is a co-operative of over 1000 small growers from the Ouglia area of Sicily. The mains grapes grow are Primitivo and Negroamaro

Luccarelli Primitivo

28 June 2014

Luccarelli Primitivo has been rebranded in the UK as Il Pumo. It is still made by the San Marzano co-operative group from Puglia and is still outstanding in quality.


San Marzano Wines

16 June 2014
San Marzano is a co-operative of over 1000 growers in the Puglia region of Italy.

Gigondas Saint Damien

16 June 2014
Saint Damien is a red wine from the Gigondas area of the Rhone Valley in France.

The Michel Torino Collection

16 June 2014
Michel Torino is one of Argentina's most successful wineries. The wines discussed here are known as Coleccion or Collection.

How to buy The Black Shiraz

10 June 2014
How to buy one of Bob Berton's iconic and highly sought after wines.

Foundstone Unoaked Chardonnay

08 April 2014
Foundstone Unoaked Chardonnay is made by Berton Vineyards in Australia. It is a delightful white wine with tropical fruit flavours and not a hint of oak anywhere.

Don David Malbec Reserve 2012

08 April 2014
Don David Malbec Reserve is from Michel Torino in Mendoza, Argentina.

The Black Shiraz

08 April 2014
The Black Shiraz is from Berton Vineyards in Australia. Part of the metal label range this wine is a rich, dark, brooding Shiraz with great length and flavour.

Cuma Malbec

08 April 2014
Cuma Malbec is an organic Malbec from Michel Torino in Mendoza.

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve

31 March 2014
Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is the iconic white wine from the Saint Clair estate in New Zealand

Pazzia Primitivo

31 March 2014
Pazzia Primitivo has been a firm favourite of wine lovers worldwide but it has now changed identity and is known as Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 62 Anniversario.

Fili Prosecco

31 March 2014
Fili Prosecco is a delightful Prosecco with fabulous presentation. Don't let the fancy bottle fool you though, this is a serious sparkling wine that not only looks superb but also tastes fantastic

Perez Cruz Wines

24 March 2014
Perez Cruz wines are fabulous wines from Chile. Made from the very best grapes and in the hands of a wonderful winemaker, the wines are sublime.

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Spumante Blush

07 March 2014

Sacchetto Pinot Grigio Spumante Blush is a delightful sparkling wine made in the Venezie area of Italy. It is perfect for celebrations or just enjoying on a hot day with friends. 


Peter Lehmann Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz

06 March 2014
The Black Queen is a sparkling Shiraz made by Peter Lehmann in the Barossa region of Australia. This is full flavoured sparkling wine and it's dark colour gives an idea of the depth of fruit that awaits. Not your typical sparkling wine!

Hen and Chicken Chardonnay

04 March 2014
The Hen and Chicken Chardonnay is a white wine created by Larry Cherunbino in Australia. It is made in the Pemberton region and the wines made by Larry Cherubino are highly regarded. Recently Larry won Australian winery of the year in the awards from Matt Skinner and James Haliday.

Berton Vineyards

26 February 2014
a short blog about the latest news from Berton Vineyards in Australia

Mayor de Ondarre Rioja Reserva

13 January 2014
Mayor de Ondarre Rioja Reserva is the premium Rioja made by Bodegas Ondarre

Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon

13 January 2014
Perez Cruz are a winery in Chile who create amazing wines with love and great care

Austrian Wines

08 January 2014
Austrian Wines in the UK. These wonderful wines can be hard to find but some specialist merchants sell them

Faultline Sauvignon Blanc

08 January 2014
Faultline Sauvignon Blanc is from the Marlborough region of New Zealand

Moutard Champagne

18 December 2013
Moutard Champagne is a wonderful family owned company from Buxeil in France

Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc

18 December 2013
Bishops Leap Sauvignon Blanc is a very popular Wine from Marlborough in New Zealand

San Silvestro Barolo Patres from Piedmonte

17 December 2013
San Silvestro Barolo Patres is a great value Barolo made with 100% Nebbiolo grapes

Barros Port from Portugal

14 December 2013
Barros is one of the oldest port houses and they specialise in single vintage Colheita Ports

Argentinian wines in the UK

13 December 2013
A short blog on Argentinean wines in the UK and a small selection of some that I sell

Major Award for Hamilton Russell Chardonnay

04 December 2012
Wine Spectator announces it's top 100 wines and Hamilton Russell Chardonnay comes in at #32!

Saint Clair wines

21 November 2012
This article will give you some information on what makes Saint Clair Wines so special and outlines the reasons behind their massive success