Category Archives: Wine Merchants

Review of the Year 2022

I shall tell you my Wines of the Year in my next article, following last year’s popular format of twelve wines, one from each month. First, here, I’ll list the dozen most popular articles of the year on wideworldofwine. A … Continue reading

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Diatomists at Cork & Cask Winter Fair – A New Name in Sherry

Diatomists is a completely new name in Sherry to me. I think I remember spotting some Sherry in unusually-shaped half bottle flutes on the shelf behind the counter in the Cork & Cask shop in Edinburgh, but Cork & Cask’s … Continue reading

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Cork & Cask Winter Wine Fair (Part 2)

Part 2 of the Cork & Cask Wine Fair notes follows on from where we left off in Part 1. It is back there that you will find my introduction if you haven’t already read it. You’ll find some nice … Continue reading

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Cork & Cask Winter Wine Fair (Part 1)

I am slowly getting to know the wine retailers up here in Edinburgh, and the first one I got to meet, thanks to a recommendation and introduction, was India Parry-Williams. India, along with Jamie Dawson and Chris Mitchell, the original … Continue reading

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The World of Natural Wine by Aaron Ayscough (Book Review)

Occasionally a wine book can be eagerly-awaited for quite some time, and The World of Natural Wine by Aaron Ayscough is one of them. Aaron has been on my radar for many years, via his blog “Not Drinking Poison” (originally … Continue reading

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The Good Wine Shop – Organic and Biodynamic Wines

It seems like I only occasionally write about wine shops these days but there is one, well actually four branches to be accurate, which up until now has always been under the radar of a lot of Londoners, their branches … Continue reading

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London Wine Fair 2022 – Olympia as Dionysus Might Have Imagined It

As I said in an Instagram post on Wednesday, the London Wine Fair is perhaps not my usual habitat, at least at first sight, but it does give me the opportunity to look outside my box and discover some new … Continue reading

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Basket Press Wines – Portfolio Tasting March 2022

The tasting round seems to be getting back in full swing now and I think for most people writing about wine there are just too many to write about. On Monday 14th March Basket Press Wines held theirs, at The … Continue reading

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Discovery Dozen – 2020s Magic Moments for Friends in Wine

If one thing has been said to me more than anything else this year, it’s that wine lovers have never drunk as well as they have during 2020. I think as we’ve all been drinking more at home, and very … Continue reading

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The Christmas Popup You Mustn’t Miss (Basket Press Wines on Hackney Road)

I don’t know if you are like me but I love browsing. Record shops, book shops and yes, wine shops. I find it remarkably difficult to enter one of these establishments and to leave without a purchase. But aside from … Continue reading

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