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26/11/2019

Mulled wine... so simple there is no need to cheat!

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With a little bit of planning and a few easy simple steps you will never be buying mulled wine by the bottle again.

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05/11/2019

High class wines!

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What's the big deal about wines made at high altitudes?

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15/10/2019

Not all Champagnes are equal

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Following our recent trip to Champagne, we discovered how truly great Champagne is not necessarily the most expensive.

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02/10/2019

Climate change and wine

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Regularly we get asked about two important external topics in wine… Brexit and Climate change! One is more predictable than the other so let’s stick to Climate change…

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19/09/2019

Left Bank Bordeaux

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The Left Bank of Bordeaux is known for its major appellations and grand Châteaux, but how has this prestige come about and is there more to the Left Bank?

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10/09/2019

Quality and Value in Bordeaux

Posted in: Merlot , Cabernet , Bordeaux , St Emilion , Pomerol , France by Sean Driscoll 0 Comments

Let us give you an inside track on the hidden gems of Bordeaux from the Super Satellites.

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30/08/2019

Bordeaux 101

Posted in: Bordeaux , Red , Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon , Margaux , St Emilion by Sean Driscoll 0 Comments

September is Bordeaux Wine month. But what is it about this region that is so special?

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08/08/2019

Chile

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The potential to be one of the greatest wine making regions in the world... a wine-makers (and wine-lovers) paradise.

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02/08/2019

Join Our Team

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After another fantastic award-winning year at Hattersley Wines we are looking for someone to join our team to operate the day to day workings of our warehouse.

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15/05/2019

Provence Rosé

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They ooze charm, quality and above all sunshine but... what makes them so good?

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20/04/2019

Mad on Malbec, Mendoza and Nieto!

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Meet one of the leading stars of Mendoza and see where the wines come from!

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30/03/2019

Good wines versus bad wines

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What makes good wine good?

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30/01/2019

Organic wines, pure and simple.

Posted in: Organic by Sean Driscoll 0 Comments

What makes organic wines worth drinking?

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10/01/2019

Dry January 2019??!

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It's all about the quality not quantity!

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10/10/2018

Age Old Rioja

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Wine has been produced in Rioja for centuries and has seen many influences come and go.

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26/07/2018

Cool ways to drink your reds

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We all need to stay cool at the moment and that includes our wines and let's not forget about our reds too...

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21/06/2018

Summer Soirée Success 2018

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A glorious evening of wine, food and fun....

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10/05/2018

Does vintage matter?

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As the latest vintages start to arrive on our shelves, we thought we would share a few pointers to make sure you are buying and drinking your wines at their best...

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02/05/2018

Ontanon Rioja

Posted in: Ontanon , Rioja , Wine , Spain by Sarah Hattersley 0 Comments

We were privileged to be invited out to Rioja last weekend by Conrado, our host and friend from Bodegas Ontanon.

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13/04/2018

With a Spring in our step!

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With winter at our heels what can we expect to see in our glass!

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12/04/2018

Adobe and the Mechanics of Organics

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Organic wines have been steadily growing in ‘popularity’ for a good number of years now as the consumer is becoming ever more environmentally savvy.

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14/03/2018

On the grapevine....

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It seems to be one of the most favoured wines out there and Mendoza the fasted growing region! But how 'mucho' do you really know about Malbec???

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07/03/2018

M & M's - Malbec & Mendoza

Posted in: Malbec , Mendoza , Argentina , Red Wine , Steak by Sean Driscoll 0 Comments

Like peas & carrots or peaches & cream. What makes Malbec & Mendoza such a great combination?

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21/02/2018

Life before Gin...

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Once upon a time we were Wine Merchants... oh how that has changed!

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05/12/2017

Champagne is not the only answer...

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There's no better time of year for finding an excuse to pop open a bottle of something lovely and bubbly.

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24/10/2017

Let's talk wine

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You wouldn't buy a car without asking a few questions would you? Or a new pair of shoes without trying them on for size? So why buy wine without doing the same.

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30/08/2017

Fed up of being fizzed off?

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Over the past couple of years we have seen an increasing trend for bubbles; whether it’s for celebrating or simply taking advantage of a ‘Fizzy Friday’ opportunity we just can’t seem to get enough of the stuff.

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01/08/2017

Spot the difference

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1 Grape. 1 Region. 1 Winery. 3 Prices... Why?

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19/07/2017

A BBQ isn't just about sausages and burgers... think WINE!

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Plastic cup full of warm white wine and a paper plate of charred-beyond-recognition whatever? No, that’s not our idea of a BBQ either. Here are a few top tips for wine pairing for your Summer of grilling fun…

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29/06/2017

Wines for Summer... tried and tested!

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It’s warming up out there and the sun is shining - on some days anyway, so our thoughts are turning more and more ‘al fresco’. Picnics, BBQs and simply sitting and watching the world go by all require the perfect tipple to suit.

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24/05/2017

A tasting of Angelvin with John and Logan in St Tropez

Posted in: Angelvin , St Tropez , Rose by Sarah Hattersley 0 Comments

The only Rosé to make it into the Wine Merchant Top 100!

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12/05/2017

Does Vintage Matter?

Posted by Sarah Hattersley 0 Comments

This topic has come up quite a lot recently, so we thought we would share a few pointers to make sure you are drinking the wines at their best...

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12/04/2017

A pale rosé with a colourful past!

Posted in: Angelvin , Rose , Provence by Sean Driscoll 0 Comments

Maison Angelvin and the story behind the wine from St Tropez.

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22/03/2017

The ‘El Niño’ Effect

Posted by Sarah Hattersley 0 Comments

In the Spring/Summer of 2016, the harvests in Argentina and particularly Mendoza were defined by the weather pattern we have all heard of - El Niño...

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15/03/2017

Wooly Weeders

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Last month Judd explained a little about Organic, Biodynamic and Green wine making. This month we introduce to you the 'Wooly Weeders'

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15/03/2017

Move Over Malbec

Posted by Sarah Hattersley 0 Comments

So is Argentina all about Malbec? Well it does account for 75% of the world’s Malbec production but there is more to Argentina than Malbec. Let’s explore…

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23/02/2017

Party like its 2017...

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Christmas seems a long way behind us now, so it’s time to look forward to what 2017 has in store...

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10/02/2017

Green Wine

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Organic? Sustainable? Biodynamic? What does it all mean and what are the benefits (if any) of buying wines with these labels?

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20/01/2017

What to expect in 2017...

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From spittoon monitors to the affects of El Nino... it's all go!

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20/01/2017

A hug in a bottle

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Winter Warmers with a Nordic vibe...

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22/09/2016

Dog Point vs Isabel Pinot Noir

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Two fantastic examples of New Zealand Pinot Noir open for tasting this weekend.

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19/09/2016

Pinot Noir Food Match

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Mushroom Bruschetta

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15/09/2016

New Zealand Wine Web link up!

Posted in: Pinot Noir , New Zealand by Sean Driscoll 0 Comments

Bakewell to Hawkes Bay, New Zealand via Live Video Link.

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12/09/2016

Hawke's Bay Pinot Noir

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Think New Zealand Pinot Noir and you may think Martinborough... however Hawke's Bay is the new kid on the block with some stunning wines!

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07/09/2016

A message from the Wine Maker

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See what the wine maker from Sileni has to say about the Pinot Noir's that we stock

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14/07/2016

Provence Rosé

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The why, the how, the who AND what we are drinking...

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30/06/2016

Week day wines for under £10

Posted by Sarah Hattersley 0 Comments

We all look for that reason not to drink during the week and we possibly always fail... or is that just me?

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21/06/2016

Quinta da Lapa

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New wines direct from Portugal. Scores better than Ronaldo at the Euros!

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17/06/2016

Back to (Gin) School

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Every day's a Gin School day...

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16/06/2016

The Angels have landed...

Posted by Sarah Hattersley 0 Comments

New Provence Rosé has landed in Bakewell from the very talented Logan from St. Tropez. Sure to be a hit this Summer.

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