Category Archives: Sustainable Farming

Are you a Wine Explorer?

wine explorer

A question I get asked almost every week; what is your favourite wine? Where yours might be a vintage Burgundy from your year of birth or a lovely creamy Chenin from Stellenbosch, I don’t have one…I have always been a wine explorer, always keen to try new wines from all parts of the globe, this is why […]

Volcanic wine from Central Europe?! What? – Introducing Pivnica Brhlovce

volcanic wine

Ever tried a sparkling volcanic wine from Slovakia?? Brhlovce village, a UNESCO heritage site located in heart of Slovakia, and located on the slopes of stratovolcano Sitno, which erupted 5 million years ago, is a little gem of the Slovakian natural winemaking scene. Jan Zaborsky, a winegrower and winemaker that runs Pivnica Brhlovce. The cellars […]

The surprising secret about biodynamic wines

biodynamic

I have to confess to being relatively new to this wine thing. So I was thrilled when Pull the Cork founder James Nathan asked me along to a wine tasting this week in his high-and-low search for wines you’ll love. And all because, once upon a time, James sold me an £8 bottle of red […]

Understanding the Ardèche Par Nature approach

Par Nature

Recently we have been lucky enough to have taken on a cracking collection of everyday drinking wines from Ardèche Par Nature. The vineyard is situated on the southern side of the southern part of Ardèche on the Rhone Valley’s right bank. Par Nature is operated by Vignerons Ardechois, which when it started back in the twelfth […]

What is Biodynamic Farming In The Vineyard?

biodynamic farming

Biodynamic Farming is all about the complete sustainability package. For biodynamic farmers, agriculture is a sacred endeavour and the foundation for all well-being. The roots are ecological, ethical, social and spiritual. The aim is to regenerate the health and vitality of the soils, gardens and land; the integrity of our food; and the health and wholeness of the […]

Introducing you to the wines of Château Léoube

Château Léoube

You Win Some, You Lose Some Starting a start-up is hard work, starting a start-up in the wine trade – a highly competitive market – it’s next to impossible. Trying to interact and please everyone is hard work – but if like us you thrive from hard work and pleasing people, then, in the long run, […]

Give your summer an organic twist !!

Château Léoube
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Undiscovered wines of Greece

wines of Greece

For one of the oldest wine producing wine regions in the world, the wines of Greece haven’t risen quickly. Greece has been known for producing wines that don’t necessarily give it a good name – to name one; Retsina…Retsina is a uniquely flavoured wine to say the very least! A wine that is made using pine […]

Putting Maury on the wine map

Maury on the wine map

I think having Maury on the international wine map would be an amazing achievement. So last week I spent a long weekend in this amazing region. Maury which is a small winemaking region located in the Pyrénées-Orientales region and Languedoc-Roussillon region, in-between south-western France and Northern Spain. The region is better known for its sweet wines (Vin […]

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