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WINES FOR THE WEEKEND | WINE IN THE SUN


So, the weekend is looming and the sun is out, which means one thing, it’s time for wine! We really take our weekends and summer drinking seriously, so we have decided to list our favourite summer wines in a weekly post!   Each week we will be profiling two wines which we think you should […]

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THE PERFECT BBQ | OUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE


Summer is here (finally), and that means it’s BBQ time! There’s a lot to think about when barbecuing, and to find the right balance is sometimes hard, but worry not! We are here to guide you through everything from the food, to the wine, to the music! First things first, you’re going to need a […]

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TOP FIVE AUSTRALIAN WINES | THE COMPLETE GUIDE


Australia may be on the other side of the world, however we are spoiled for choice in the UK when it comes to Australian wine. Copious amounts are shipped to our little island every year, hitting supermarket shelves, restaurant menus and fine wine retailers. With this in mind, we thought we’d give you a guide […]

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YORKSHIRE’S BEST FOOD & WINE | YOUR GUIDE


Yorkshire and wine aren’t too things that are normally put in the same sentence. If you think of things from Yorkshire, your mind goes straight to flat caps, whippets and a nice pint of ale in an old-fashioned tankard. We’re going to go a bit beyond this stereotype and explore Yorkshire food, its qualities and […]

IT GOT RAW: WHEN JAMES MET ISABELLE… again


As I get older, I forget to take pictures. I get all caught up in the moment, then forget to document it, and in this day and age that’s sacrilege. It’s like the old saying “If a tree falls and nobody is around to hear it, then does it make a sound”, but more appropriately, […]

Why On Earth Would You Want To Buy A Wine Shop?


In current times when more and more niche retailers are losing business to supermarkets some may think it would be crazy to buy a wine shop, and some may be right. At the same time, I think there are crazier things to do… bungee jumping without a rope springs to mind… to be honest, that […]

Lightfoot’s Introduction to Fortified Wine!


When I was growing up in the nineties I used to go on bike rides with my dad up to my grandparent’s house for Sunday lunch. I always thought it was nice how it appeared Dad saw the importance of us seeing our grandparents and getting us exercise however it later dawned on me that […]