February 3, 2020

The cheese shop sketch

In the pub the other night I was trying to explain my philosophy to someone who has never been into my wine shop. I tried to […]
August 3, 2018

Personal imports and Brexit

A visitor to the shop one morning reminded me of possibly the only benefit of Brexit.  I use the term “visitor” rather than customer as she had […]
January 3, 2018

‘Dry January’? Why not ‘Try January’?

Other than the tobacco industry, it is hard to think of another major part of the UK’s economy where the government would actively support a campaign […]
July 10, 2014

Global Brands

If a farmer reared and slaughtered a total of 380,000,000 turkeys a year would you question just how they produced that volume? Would you question a […]
October 14, 2010

Any Port in a storm?

Although the first wine producing area to have strict controls, Port can be confusing. The following gives a brief explanation of the different types available. Ruby […]
August 28, 2010

A quick word on cigars

Cigars come in all sizes and shapes. Generally the length is measured in inches and the girth in ring gauges.  The ring gauge is the diameter […]