The chances are you've definitely heard of Shiraz and Syrah. However, people commonly don't realise that these are the same grape, just under different names. We thought that we would put together a guide/fact-file on this grape, where it's names come from and what to expect from it. This is our best guide to Shiraz/Syrah. … Continue reading THE BEST GUIDE TO SYRAH & SHIRAZ | WINED UP
So, the weekend is looming and the sun is out, which means one thing, it’s time for wine! We really take our weekends and summer drinking seriously, so we have decided to list our favourite summer wines in a weekly post! Each week we will be profiling two wines which we think you should be … Continue reading WINES FOR THE WEEKEND | WINE IN THE SUN
Summer is here (finally), and that means it’s BBQ time!There’s a lot to think about when barbecuing, and to find the right balance is sometimes hard, but worry not! We are here to guide you through everything from the food, to the wine, to the music! First things first, you’re going to need a barbecue. … Continue reading THE PERFECT BBQ | OUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE
Australia may be on the other side of the world, however we are spoiled for choice in the UK when it comes to Australian wine. Copious amounts are shipped to our little island every year, hitting supermarket shelves, restaurant menus and fine wine retailers. With this in mind, we thought we'd give you a guide … Continue reading Top Five Australian Wines | The Complete Guide
Yorkshire and wine aren’t too things that are normally put in the same sentence. If you think of things from Yorkshire, your mind goes straight to flat caps, whippets and a nice pint of ale in an old-fashioned tankard. We’re going to go a bit beyond this stereotype and explore Yorkshire food, its qualities and … Continue reading YORKSHIRE’S BEST FOOD & WINE | YOUR GUIDE
As I get older, I forget to take pictures. I get all caught up in the moment, then forget to document it, and in this day and age that’s sacrilege. It’s like the old saying “If a tree falls and nobody is around to hear it, then does it make a sound”, but more appropriately, … Continue reading IT GOT RAW: When James Met Isabelle… Again
In current times when more and more niche retailers are losing business to supermarkets some may think it would be crazy to buy a wine shop, and some may be right. At the same time, I think there are crazier things to do… bungee jumping without a rope springs to mind… to be honest, that … Continue reading Why On Earth Would You Open A Wine Shop?!
If you’ve read any of my postings before you will probably be aware that I have a hard time getting to the point. It’s not that I ramble (although people may argue that I do) I just like to set the scene. So… Story time. Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Berlin. I … Continue reading Supermarket Ramblings
Just a little over a year ago I was talking with Isabelle Legeron and we joked about the prospect of RAW wine Sheffield. She jested that the only person who would be there would be me. I didn’t get too offended by that as, well she was kind of right. Sheffield has never been a … Continue reading Natural Wine in The Steel City – Dream or Reality?
If you follow various wine shops and bars on Instagram then last Thursday you may have seen numerous posts in big capital letters stating ‘BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU EST ARRIVE!’ with a photo of a store clerk doing a cheesy pose with a bottle of wine, or an artsy snap of a bottle. Wine retailers will regularly … Continue reading Beaujolais Nouveau est Arrivé à Sheffield!