The 'I'll Do It Myself Busy Book'

Posted on 25 March, 2018 by Alexander Thomson-Mclean | 0 comments

What is a Busy Book?

A Busy Book is a fun, sensory learning tool for young children aged from 1-5 years. They are story books for boys and girls aged 1-5 that helps with their personal development, so things like brushing their teeth and tying their shoes can become a fun game in real life, rather than a boring daily chore.

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The Spring Lovers guide to Wines!

Posted on 20 March, 2018 by Alexander Thomson-Mclean | 0 comments

So, its almost here, in 5 days’ time we will be saying goodbye to what has been a long, cold and miserable Winter, and saying hello to the start of something great, the new Spring season! It will soon be time to pack away the winter coats and dress down to shorts and flip flops. The trees will soon be in full blossom bloom and we will be able to welcome back the swallows and the geese from their warm winter hideaway.

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An Introduction to Mindfulness and Wine

Posted on 19 March, 2018 by Dimitri Safonov | 0 comments

Have you ever found yourself finishing off a few large glasses of wine, or dare I say, a whole bottle?

Maybe your busy and stressful and schedule encourages you to create a small cabinet with a few bottles of wine, which dares you celebrate getting home with a glass of any wine?

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Free Run Juice, the health conscious answer for red wine?

Posted on 17 March, 2018 by Dimitri Safonov | 0 comments

Over the last decade of two, many of us will have heard the phrase ‘first wine of the chateau’ or ‘free run juice’. Apart from the obvious association with greater wine quality, is there any substance behind wine that a made from just free run juice? But what exactly is it and how is this made?

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The Goodness of Grapes

Posted on 07 March, 2018 by Alexander Thomson-Mclean | 1 comment

Over the last few weeks, I have been on a rather bizarre journey. There are a few parts of our business that I have intentionally swayed away from at times. But now, with many of the aspects of our business left in my ‘very able’ hands, it’s a somewhat intimidating prospect. Mostly having to give any new wines the full respect and scrutiny that they need and deserve, but also having to create some new, hopefully exciting and most importantly accurate blog posts.

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February Organic Star- Ja! by Tinedo, Spain

Posted on 23 February, 2018 by Alexander Thomson-Mclean | 0 comments

 This month we thought we talk about something incredibly typical, but yet extremely different. Ja! is a very humbly made wine from 100% tempranillo grapes, that has not touched any oak and is simply all about the expressive fruit flavour. When a wine is just this simple ell it is just simply that it really is that simple and when you appreciate the simplicity of the vineyard it’s easy to understand why it is just an incredible wine!

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A Few Simple Sampling Techniques

Posted on 19 February, 2018 by Alexander Thomson-Mclean | 0 comments

The last 2 years of life has been about one thing, wine. I have lived, drank and slept nothing else except wine. It has become one of the most important factors of my life. Then again, as a retailer of organic and no added sulphite wines, what else really would you expect?

Over this time I have learnt exactly how wine really comes to form, understood the processes and most importantly gotten to know where this love and passion for fermented grape juice really comes from.

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