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18th Apr 2017

Whilst our website undergoes a refurb, if you want to be kept up to date with the latest events, arrivals, and offers please subscribe to our newsletter below. It goes out vaguely fortnightly compl...

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The South African odyssey concludes – not with a bang but with a Wimpy

The South African odyssey concludes – not with a bang but with a Wimpy

6th Mar 2017

The South African odyssey concludes – not with a bang but with a Wimpy

 After 2 weeks in what could very well lay claim to being the world’s most beautiful wine area, Sunday morning dawns over a...

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South Africa Day 6: I love the smell of Riesling in the morning….

South Africa Day 6: I love the smell of Riesling in the morning….

2nd Mar 2017

I love the smell of Riesling in the morning….

 Monday and Tuesday proved to be very much a game of two halves – much of Monday being spent tasting wines which, for one reason or another were no lo...

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South Africa Day 5:  An audience with Simon Smith – tragically no amazing dancing bear.

South Africa Day 5: An audience with Simon Smith – tragically no amazing dancing bear.

1st Mar 2017

 An audience with Simon Smith – tragically no sign of an amazing dancing bear.

Friday morning saw us rocking up at the instigators of this whole exercise, Louisvale whom we met up with for the f...

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South Africa Days 3 & 4: A Digger's a Wonderful Thing

South Africa Days 3 & 4: A Digger's a Wonderful Thing

24th Feb 2017

 A Digger’s a Wonderful Thing

 Visiting vineyards can be a soulless, lonely affair, making polite noises to winemakers whilst repeatedly forcing oneself to kiss yet another frog in the hope of f...

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South Africa Trip Day 2: My Name's Bob, Elemental Bob..

South Africa Trip Day 2: My Name's Bob, Elemental Bob..

22nd Feb 2017

South Africa Trip Day 2: My Name's Bob, Elemental Bob.. 

Day 2 of our 5 year mission to seek out new life, new civilisations and to boldly go where no Brummie Vintner has gone before. (*Editor’s n...

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South Africa Day 1: Hats, heat and er, wine!!

South Africa Day 1: Hats, heat and er, wine!!

21st Feb 2017

Hats, heat and er, wine!!

 Alright, I give in, you’ve got me bang to rights; whilst this does qualify as work, it is not quite the same as sitting in front of a spreadsheet trying to work out pr...

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Graham's Port Bond

Graham's Port Bond

17th Feb 2017

Although Vintage Port is one of life’s great treasures, it’s only declared about 3 times a decade, and the declaration is 2 years after the vintage. This makes it difficult giving it as a tradition...

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South Africa- The Trailer...

South Africa- The Trailer...

24th Jan 2017

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Wine Merchant in want of a really exciting, exclusive, heart-stoppingly brilliant range of South African wines, needs to get off his fat, lazy, all too...

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New Year, New Brewery, New Beer...

New Year, New Brewery, New Beer...

18th Jan 2017

 Burning Soul Brewery.

We are very pleased to be stocking some of Birmingham's newest craft Beers from local brewery Burning Soul. Having first acquired brewing equipment back in 2014, this is n...

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Winter Wine Tasting List 2016

Winter Wine Tasting List 2016

25th Oct 2016

 Here is the list for the Winter Tasting 2016, with appearances from Champagne Gardet, Vina Zorzal, Pfluger, & Kavaklidere Wineries among others. You can download it in easily printable PDF form he...

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More medals than you shake a stick at

More medals than you shake a stick at

16th Sep 2016

We are very pleased to announce more awards for two of our new Louisvale wines. The sparkling MCC Rosé was awarded a Gold and the Dominique a Silver at the prestigious International Wine & Spirits ...

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Brand New Arrivals: Louisvale wines from Stellenbosch

Brand New Arrivals: Louisvale wines from Stellenbosch

26th Aug 2016

Although the homestand was originally built over a hundred years ago, the first vines were only planted in 1985. With 13 hectares planted entirely with high quality Chardonnay vines, Louisvale made...

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Chris in Turkey

Chris in Turkey

6th Jun 2016

When the invitation to visit Turkey’s largest wine producer arrived in my inbox in January, I paused for all of a nanosecond before bashing out the acceptance of an overexcited puppy on its first v...

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We need your vote

We need your vote

30th Apr 2016

We're up for an Award!

We are very pleased to have been shortlisted for the prestigious BFDH Awards in the category of Best Drinks Merchant. As this November sees our 40th Anniversary of supplying...

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Easter Opening Hours

Easter Opening Hours

22nd Mar 2016

 Our opening hours for the Easter Weekend are as follows-

Livery St

Good Friday 10-4pm
Easter Saturday 10-4pm
Closed Easter Sunday and Monday
Re-opening as normal from Tuesday

Dovehouse Par...

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Easter Champagne Offers

Easter Champagne Offers

10th Mar 2016

Easter is almost upon us yet again so, to help with the celebrations or gift giving, here are some champagne offers for you to enjoy . . .

 

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Big Winter Tasting List

Big Winter Tasting List

2nd Nov 2015

 Thank you to everyone who bought tickets, the tasting is now a complete sell out. So for those who can attend the list of wines and beers and gin and whiskies is here. See you on Thursday!

 

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Big Winter Tasting 2015

Big Winter Tasting 2015

16th Oct 2015

Following our very successful Winter Tasting last year and taking into account your comments about more space, and more tickets, we are delighted to announce that this year’s Tasting will be held i...

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Gin - Coming up on the Half Century

Gin - Coming up on the Half Century

6th Oct 2015

 “Like a great fool, I went ashore with them, and they gave me some cursed stuff they called gin—such blasphemy I never heard...this was the unchristianest beastliest liquor I ever tasted…” — Edwar...

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