What's New at artisan & vine?

This blog site includes news on latest wines, food, events, offers and happenings at artisan & vine. It also includes stories of my wine adventures in and outside the bar, wine facts and wine profiles.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Launch of our new online wine shop

· New artisan&vine online wine shop is now live!
· Our full range of wines is available to buy online, with detailed descriptions, producer profiles and style driven recommendations.
· Delivery to your home, office or friends is FREE for orders over £70 and £8 for orders of £70 and under.
· You can also read up and buy the wines you’d like for collection at the bar, for any order value.
· Really fantastic for gifts, hosting parties, or building your own enviable collection of local and natural wines.
· Click www.artisanandvine.com/store to start your shopping experience!

Friday, 11 September 2009

Provence and Southern Rhone trip

· Last week we went out to Provence and the Southern Rhone to catch up with some of my favourite wine makers and sample some of their latest release vintages.
· In Southern Rhone we visited Chateauneuf du Pape and Cote du Rhone – both home to some sumptuous and rich red wines.
· In Provence we tasted some surprisingly fresh white wines that contrasted some broody, deep red wines. In general, these were blended rather than single grape variety wines.
· Once again I came back with a shopping list that will make my accountant do an accountant’s version of scream (a little too subdued to really be called a scream but you get the idea).
See photos and short notes from the trip by clicking here.

Image: no matter what I do, I can't get this picture of Henri Milan showing me his ultra-healthy vineyards in Provence to sit straight. I think it's somehow reflective of the fabulous alternative views Henri has of the world...