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Despite the fact we are led to believe that there is an ever increasing and insatiable desire for more and more wines, it might come as a surprise that the actual amount of wine produced in 2017 fell dramatically to its lowest since 1957, with a glob more

Drinks

Believe it or not spring really is just around the corner and I am beginning to salivate at the thought of the wonderful local seasonal produce we can look forward to, and of course the perfect wines to accompany it. First off has to be juicy, tender more

Drinks

Spring is all about new beginnings, a glorious time of rebirth and renewal. A good time to adjust and recalibrate the palate! I have picked out some perfect everyday drinkers that certainly have a spring in their step and a few must-haves to compl more

Food

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

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

Drinks

Ian Renwick Managing Director Jaded Palates Wines of Chagford and Ashburton How long have you been in the wine business? It’s such a cliché to say ‘x number of years, but I’ve always been passionate about wine’ isn’t it? I don’t attach that much im more

Trade Secrets

It’s that glorious time of year in our part of the world when growers are rewarded with (hopefully) an abundant harvest. Methods of harvesting have not seen many changes in recent decades with the two main techniques still being by hand or machine. more

Food

Join us for our ever-popular Wine-Tasting Dinner at the Two Bridges Hotel. Our wine expert Charles Steevenson will be with us usual, and will start the evening with an informative and informal tutored wine-tasting session. Charles will be introduci more

Food

Join us for evening of fine wines and fabulous food at the Two Bridges Hotel. Our wine expert Charles Steevenson will be with us as usual, and will start the evening with an informative and informal tutored wine-tasting session. Charles will be int more

Business News

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

Drinks

As Wine Merchants, the element we of course enjoy the most is getting overseas, visiting wine regions and seeing the places and meeting the people behind the wine. Although the two of us have been in the industry for what must add up to over 50 year more

Drinks

When hosting my many and varied Wine Tasting events, I am often accused of steering my fellow imbibers by suggesting and putting in their minds, the flavours and individual nuances of a specific wine... more

Drinks

There is no doubt that after the inevitable Christmas over-indulgence in all things liquid, not to mention bruised and stretched bank balances, one is eager to welcome not only lighter, more restrained wines, but also wines that are kind on our pocke more

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Exchange rates and loyalty play an integral role in the pricing of good wines. more

Drinks

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