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Felton Road 2019 Vintage – GIMME 🖤

‘2019 is potentially our best ever vintage’ Blair Walter Well, if the past vintages are anything to go by, then damn we are EXCITED. We are very lucky to be stocking some of the amazing wines that have come out of the 2019 vintage. Nigel Greening, aka Felton Road custodian, has provided some words of […]

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Let’s talk ORGANICS 🌱

What is organic wine? This word seems to have been thrown around like there’s no tomorrow, but let’s strip back the faff and get into the nitty gritty of what organic wine actually means. The journey of a grape from vine to wine has changed over time, involving more processing and chemical intervention than ever […]

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WE’VE HAD ENOUGH. IT’S TIME FOR A TAKEOVER.

‘Wait, what? There’s more to New Zealand than Sauvignon and Pinot?’ Melanie Brown Now, now – we hear ya. Safe to say Sauvignon is pretty spectacular. It has certainly catapulted New Zealand Wine onto the international stage. We’re not taking away the sheer pleasure of sipping a cool glass of Framingham Sauv on a warm summer’s […]

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Mr. James Busby

February 7th marks the birthday of James Busby, widely regarded as the father of the Australian wine industry. Busby brought vine cuttings from Europe to New South Wales in the 1820’s, and planted a small vineyard in Cabramatta in Sydney’s west. Busby soon published his first book on the subject, A Treatise on the Culture […]

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Melanie Brown | Chef, entrepreneur, restauranteur, now wine producer

This week we’re talking to our own Queen B, Melanie Brown.  She’s founded The New Zealand Cellar in 2014, The Australian Cellar in 2018, The Laundry Restaurant at Walton Lodge in Brixton which just opened last week, and creator of New Press Wines, launching 08 November exclusively at Specialist Cellars and The Laundry at Walton […]

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Behind Pinot Palooza with Dan Sims

What is Pinot Palooza and why are you so obsessed? Put simply, it’s a Pinot Noir party. Looking back to when we started the whole thing in 2012, I was becoming increasingly frustrated that every time I had a discussions around Pinot Noir I was surrounded by (generally) older men telling me what I didn’t […]

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