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: 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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An Introduction To: White Burgundy

An Introduction To: White Burgundy

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Unlike its red sibling, white burgundy has more genuine equals in the world of wine, with Chardonnay a more malleable variety to different terroirs than Pinot Noir is. However, Burgundy remains the spiritual home of Chardonnay, where is makes spellbinding wines. Peter Mitchell MW introduces us to the key facts of white wine production in this amazing part of the world.

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An Introduction To: Chile

An Introduction To: Chile

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Chile may known for mass-produced cheap wines, but as the narrowest country in the world, flanked on one side by the ocean and by mountains on the other, it offers a huge variety of terroir perfect for making adventurous wines. Maggie MacPherson introduced to this fantastic, underappreciated country

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An Introduction To: Southern Italy

An Introduction To: Southern Italy

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The pace of life in Southern Italy can be very slow. Sun baked throughout the growing season, one would assume this is red wine country. But, alongside some powerful reds, there are interesting, fresh whites. As well as arguably the oldest Grand Cru of the south, Taurasi. Peter Mitchell MW takes us on a journey through this beautiful part of the country.

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An Introduction To: Red Burgundy

An Introduction To: Red Burgundy

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Whilst many very good and some genuinely great Pinot Noirs are made elsewhere in the world, none have yet scaled the heights of the finest Burgundy. The Côte d’Or is home to a complex array of terroirs and producers. Peter Mitchell MW introduces us to the key facts of red wine production in this amazing part of the world.

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An Introduction To: South Africa

An Introduction To: South Africa

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South Africa is a beautiful country with a hugely varied landscape, from deserts to beaches, lions to penguins: its impossible to discover South Africa in only one visit. Every time you go back there will be something new that surprises you, and this is perhaps why South Africa’s wine industry is one of the most exciting in the world right now. Maggie MacPherson takes us through this fantastic country.

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An Introduction To: New Zealand

An Introduction To: New Zealand

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The wines produced in New Zealand are as wide-ranging as its landscape which is why we Brits have fallen in love with New Zealand wines. Our love of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has been well documented, and continues to inspire the question, what next?

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An Introduction To: North-East Italy

An Introduction To: North-East Italy

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The Northeast of Italy covers six provinces and produces well over 40% of all Italian wine, with the majority of this (70%) being white. Veneto is by some way the biggest producer in the country, with the volumes coming from mass market behemoths Pinot Grigio and Prosecco.

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An Introduction To: Spain

An Introduction To: Spain

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We Brits love Spain. We love it so much that around 18 million of us visited the country in 2019, meaning we are the main country of origin for Spain’s tourism industry. So why do we love it so much? And, specifically, why do we love their wines so much? Maggie MacPherson tells us why.

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An Introduction To: Piedmont

An Introduction To: Piedmont

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Piedmont is possibly the most stunningly beautiful wine region in Europe and feels less ‘Italian’ than many regions further south. It also home to some of the most complex, terroir-driven wines outside of Burgundy. What makes it so special? Peter Mitchell MW takes a dive into this beautiful region.

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