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

Blow Up on Church Street

I went up to Stokey the other day to get some pictures of the shop for the website, and found myself taking photos of someone taking photos, which was very post-modern.  A little bit like that classic of 60s arthouse cinema, Antonioni’s Blow Up.  Except in that the photographer protagonist found himself inadvertently taking pictures … Continue reading

Roll out the Barrels!

Following on from the huge popularity of our barrel wines, we thought the next logical step had to be barrel beers, because just because you love wine, doesn’t mean you don’t love beer too, does it?  No.  And we’re very excited to announce that it’s a step we’ve now taken, in partnership with the East … 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

Borough Wines Olympic Opening at Stokie

We opened our new Stoke Newington shop last Saturday. The One Hackney festival and Torch Relay Parade happened to be on at the same time, so we put a bar on the street and served Prosecco and our other wines from the barrel as well as a delightful Summer Spritzer. The day was a huge … Continue reading