A both seasonal and relentless cycle, with late spring/early summer offering a hint of what’s to come… As a wine importer and merchant, I am totally beholden to the skills of wine makers, as indeed they are dependent on the weather. In short, the wi more

13 Feb 2018 13:30 Drinks

It doesn’t have to be boring - there are lots of alternatives to booze! Following a very merry Christmas, are you in the first few days of a self-imposed ‘dry’ January? In 2017 a YouGov survey showed that 5 million Britons took part in this annual e more

9 Jan 2018 11:28 Drinks

The Dartmoor Real Ale Trail is the real ale drinkers’ guide to Dartmoor pubs, featuring over 35 pubs on and around the moor. Launched by Lisa Jenkins and Julian Tarrant-Boyce, owners of local business Dartmoor Accommodation, the Dartmoor Real Ale Tra more

5 Dec 2017 13:41 Drinks

Charles Steevenson encourages us to be a little adventurous, to treat ourselves and not to forget the pudding wines… Whilst the Christmas season is amongst other things a time to indulge, or indeed over indulge in all things wine, it has to be said more

5 Dec 2017 13:39 Drinks

Charles Steevenson explains the price worth paying for the commitment to new English vineyards. As the often manic summer season draws to a close, those of us in the wine trade now take stock of those wines that, to-date, have served us well, and... more