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Bargain Bordeaux, it does exist!

May is traditionally a jolly busy time for many UK based wine merchants. It’s Bordeaux en primeur season, where, in “normal” times, you’d find tasting rooms swarming with winos swirling, slurping and lauding the virtues of one such barrel sample of wine from the most recent vintage
Bargain Bordeaux, it does exist!

SWIG’s Ultimate takeout wine pairings - Pick me ups for that final stretch of Lockdown

With a post lockdown opening date for restaurants on the horizon but still very much in the distance, now is the time to ease those final weeks of waiting with some knockout pairings to lift your takeway to the heights 
SWIG’s Ultimate takeout wine pairings -  Pick me ups for that final stretch of Lockdown

Discovering Englands Answer to Fine Red Burgundy

I travel a fair amount to make wine, and when I meet people while I'm away one of the first things I’m asked, usually with an incredulous look, is: does England make wine?
Discovering Englands Answer to Fine Red Burgundy

Swig's Alphabet of Wine - 6 wine terms that have us all scratching our heads!

Wine is inundated with fancy pants terms designed to bamboozle even the most vinous minded among us. So here's Swig scribe Darren with a few words to help demystify even the most convoluted among them. 
Swig's Alphabet of Wine - 6 wine terms that have us all scratching our heads!

Pieter Walser from Blank Bottle on the stories behind some of our favourite wines

Winemakers don't come much more creatively brilliant than the genius that is Pieter Walser. He's the sort of man that's had more fantastic ideas before breakfast than we manage in a whole week and that talent shines through in his wines. Each comes with a story often as captivating as they are mystifying so we've asked him to record a few to give you an insight into the magic behind the vino!
Pieter Walser from Blank Bottle on the stories behind some of our favourite wines

Adi on Wine

As far as we know, no one has yet produced a vaccine to protect against Adi Badenhorst. So contagious is his lust for life that you can't help but be infected by it, whether it means you find yourself bundled into the back of his Silverado and taken on a bone-rattling tour of his vineyards or dragged into his cellar to lend a hand with the blending. While this pesky global pandemic is stopping us from being there in person we couldn't resist sharing these fantastic videos from the man himself.
Adi on Wine

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