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Biodynamic – For the Better?

Biodynamic – For the Better?

Biodynamic is a buzzword that has appeared in wine circles over the last couple years, but what exactly does it mean? It conjures up ideas of pagan magic, sorcery and a belief in mythical energy fields and forces that sounds too wacky to believe. Yet, our much-loved “organics”  – be that fruit, vegetable, or anything … Continued


Glenfarclas Family Casks: Ten Years On

Glenfarclas Family Casks: Ten Years On

Ten years ago, at an iconic tasting held at London’s The Caledonian Club, Glenfarclas launched their now hugely successful Family Casks range. Covering over 50 years, each bottling is from one single cask, giving somewhere around 200 bottles. After countless new bottlings, and numerous re-releases, the range reaches a milestone anniversary. More importantly,  presents the … Continued


A Day in the Life of Jeroboams Wine Director

A Day in the Life of Jeroboams Wine Director

Ben Chatfield, our Creative Director, recently carried out a series of interviews with different folk at Jeroboams. Next up is Peter Mitchell MW, Wine Director of Jeroboams. Name: Peter Mitchell MW Job Title: Wine Director, Jeroboams Group In a sentence, what do you do? Responsibility for all aspects of wine within the group, with an … Continued


Visiting MontRubi: the Producer’s Perspective

Visiting MontRubi: the Producer’s Perspective

It’s always great to receive international visitors to the cellar of MontRubi. Even more so if the visitor is one of our customers, and even better still if the visitor is someone with whom we work closely. This makes for a particularly dynamic and productive visit, featuring lots of exploration in the countryside around the … Continued


Bubbles: On the Wine-ding Road with Laytons

Bubbles: On the Wine-ding Road with Laytons

Recently Michael Robins, our Wholesale Director, embarked on a trip to Italy to visit our prosecco producer. This is his story… Perhaps I am getting too old and cynical about wine trips: been there, done that, bought the postcard, got the t-shirt. Yes, I am lucky and have experienced events which for most people would … Continued


On the Wine-ding Roads with Laytons

On the Wine-ding Roads with Laytons

Rioja has for a long time been one of the UK’s favourite wines. There is perhaps something about the mellow yet rich character of the reds that fits almost perfectly with our never ending autumn-winter cycle of seasons! We are fortunate at Jeroboams to represent in the UK two fantastic wineries from Rioja: Marques de … Continued


Creativity in Wine

Creativity in Wine

The wine industry has largely stuck to what it knows best: picking grapes, fermenting them, vinifying them, putting the nectar in bottles and flogging it. In fact, this is pretty much all it has done for thousands of years. This has meant that innovation, or vinnovation, as we will from now on refer to it … Continued


Supporting the Miss Daisy/Roald Dahl Charity

Supporting the Miss Daisy/Roald Dahl Charity

“It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.” – The Boy in Roald Dahl’s The Witches. Roald Dahl’s stories enchanted the minds of young and old alike. Through the dedicated work of Roald Dahl’s Marvelous Children’s Charity, this spirit continues by providing care and support for … Continued


Renovating Pont Street

Renovating Pont Street

It’s all change at Pont Street where we are one week in to our first major refurbishment of the shops in nine years. The entire back half of the store is currently blocked off by a makeshift wall, on the other side of which builders are working their magic. Five weeks from now (barring any … Continued


A Stress-Free Rosé

A Stress-Free Rosé

As the sun shines down and before the enthusiasm for “sparklers” associated with Wimbledon kicks in, rosé wines are the ones that are flying off the shelves of London stores. The similarities between “sparkling whites” and rosé wines are firstly that they are light and easy to drink during warm weather, and secondly that, before … Continued