A blog from Jeroboams

Welcome to our blog where you can find out about what makes us tick. We are a chatty bunch with great industry knowledge, a thirst for eating, drinking and travelling, and who like to tell a story. Enjoy.


An Introduction To: Distillation

An Introduction To: Distillation

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Each culture around the world has a history of distillation that stretches back centuries—especially of distilling alcohol. It is a chemical process that, in it’s most basic form, is unchanged even today. James Phillips, Jeroboams’ Spirits Buyer, takes us through the basics.

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Family Ties: Domaine Simon Bize

Family Ties: Domaine Simon Bize

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Savigny-lès-Beaune feels like Burgundy. If you stand on the Grand Cru hill of Corton and gaze west you’ll be looking over Savigny-lès-Beaune, which is divided in two by a creek that was once a major river. Domaine Simon Bize is the finest producer in Savigny-lès-Beaune. Martin Tickle provides an insight into what makes Bize so special.

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Discoveries of the Year

Discoveries of the Year

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Saying 2020 has been a bizarre year is putting it mildly. For Jeroboams 2020 has not all been doom and gloom, with some excellent new wines and producers joining our family during this turbulent time. Maggie MacPherson gives us three of her favourites.

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The Terroir of Prosecco

The Terroir of Prosecco

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Prosecco is an iconic Italian sparkling wine, but is often considered as a cheap wine produced on an industrial scale. However, there are vineyards capable of producing characterful, expressive wines of great quality. Nico Zuliani, one of General Managers, is from Treviso in the heart of Prosecco country, and is here to give us the low down on the key quality production areas of this great sparkling wine.

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Happy Holidays to One and All

Happy Holidays to One and All

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It has been challenging for one and all in many different ways, and while the situation continues to evolve, we look forward to Christmas 2020, determined to help our customers have a wonderful time. Matt Tipping, Jeroboams CEO, wishes us all Happy Holidays.

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An Introduction To: Languedoc & Roussillon

An Introduction To: Languedoc & Roussillon

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The Languedoc is one of the most important regions for supplying the UK and the source of some excellent value wines. This is still the largest vineyard in the world at (with the Roussillon) 235,000 hectares and produces over 130 million cases of wine each year. To put that in perspective, the production averages more than any of Argentina, Chile, Australia or South Africa. Peter Mitchell MW takes us through this wonderful region.

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An Introduction To: Central Italy

An Introduction To: Central Italy

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Central Italy comprises Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo and Lazio. These regions deserve far greater recognition. It is an achingly beautiful province, with some of the country’s finest food and some hugely characterful wines, epitomised by the mighty Sagrantino grape. Peter Mitchell MW walks us through the key features of these stunning regions.

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An Introduction To: Argentina

An Introduction To: Argentina

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Argentinian Malbec and Steak is one of those magical combination that has taken the world by storm over the last decade. A fiery country of tango and football, Argentina produces some spectacular wines at some of the highest altitudes anywhere in the world. Maggie MacPherson introduced to this fantastic, underappreciated country

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