De Vilmont/Sade (not to be confused)

One of the joys of this job is looking into the background stories of wine. Not, perhaps, as consistently as great a joy as cracking open a bottle of the wine in question and drinking it – particularly when that wine is, for instance, a fine and rare Premier Cru Champagne – but still… So … Continue reading

A taste of the Med…

Fine Art/Fine Wine

The launch of Gavin Turk’s new prints at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand was the place to be for those of us who appreciate a bit of fine art with our fine wine. His neon Door prints have been produced in collaboration with Galerie Simpson, and went down a storm with the suitably arty crowd – among them Turk … Continue reading

A Touch of Treacle

‘In times of austerity a little bit of what you fancy is very important’, says Bux Bailey, owner of the fabulous Treacle (www.treacleworld.com) in the East End’s famous Columbia Road. And who are we to argue? Treacle is now stocking our wines – either to take out or drink in. The quirky boutique and champion … Continue reading

Tea towels? Everyone needs more tea towels!

Our limited edition Borough Wines tea towels are available at all shops while stocks last. Get one for your kitchen for a tenner!

What’s Cooking – Lent violation in two acts. Act 1 – Bloody Steak

I always adored the people who have enough self discipline for Lent. Really. It is a fantastic spiritual journey – it must be great not only for the mind, but if you choose your sacrifice well, it is fantastic for the body too…But they have steaks and pork shanks on the dark side so I … Continue reading

What’s Cooking – Fish Gonzo

Getting home from the market on a Saturday is always a special state of mind. The Market, being Borough Market is my spiritual home on Saturdays while I work our stall, but it also means getting the weekly groceries. Sometimes I have exact plans, precisely set up for what to get for the home. This … Continue reading

A very exciting year – What 2011 meant for us

Well, call it a super intense year. That’s 2011 for us. I know that retrospective articles are more suited for the end of the year frenzy. But the run-up for Xmas, and then New Years Eve found us busy serving customers at our stores. Thanks for all the support folks! These were some of the … Continue reading

Saturday Tasting – Fleur Ursuline

Every now and again it is good to take a different look at things you’re used to. Chateau Fleur Ursuline 2006 had been with us since we opened the shop on Wilton Way. Of course we know the wine. But in the world of wines there is always some new info to dig up. Ever … Continue reading

Saturday tasting – Winter beckons, and all I can think about is Rhone and Game

As we are getting into the cooler months, two precious delicacies are getting in season. Game and Rhone wine. For the game it is obvious: the animals are in their fittest condition, let’s put it this way, they are in their tastiest shape… And why Rhone wines? It just goes so well with game, like … Continue reading