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 ( 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!

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

What`s Cooking in Deal?

We focus on getting back the wine in its original context: the dinner table. The “What’s Cooking” approach is all that epicurean jazz: good food, great wines, and fantastic company. The launch evening in Deal, Kent, Borough’s coastal stronghold was a fun evening, with surprising wine matches! “Cobra. Or Kingfisher… no wait, it’s Cobra… Or … Continue reading

From humble beginnings, greatness can grow.

It is a subject that can be smothered in all solemness. It is often spoken with such reserve, and disected to one inch of its life, that the world of wine can appear exclusive and difficult to penetrate. But it isn’t always like this. Of course, when you get down to it, wine is simply … Continue reading

The Art of Bottle Maintenance

As most of Borough Wines’ customers own one – or several – refill bottles, we thought we should remind you all of the best way to keep your wine fresh. If you keep your bottle in good condition, your wine will be in good condition. Remember your bottle is your best friend.The bottle itself comes … Continue reading

Kent’s High Art profile gets great coverage

The Guardian on the weekend shared Kent’s great art gems with it’s readers. It was a fantastic article under the banner of ‘Cool Brittania’ which highlighted many great things of our nation, particularly the things that are happening along the Kent coast. They say the revival began in the 1990’s when the nicely-put DFL’s (down from … Continue reading