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5 reasons to drink Black Chalk English sparkling wine

5 reasons to drink Black Chalk English sparkling wine

Hampshire’s Black Chalk is a relative newcomer to the English wine scene. It launched in 2018 and currently produces two vintage English sparkling wines; Classic and Wild Rose. Both wines are small batch and made in the traditional method and are a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.

5 Reasons to buy from Art House Wine

5 Reasons to buy from Art House Wine

Italy has been one of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19 so here’s a way of supporting one of the small importers of Italian wines from “hidden cantinas who produce wine that until now has only been drunk by the Italians themselves”.

5 reasons to buy Californian wine from James Hocking

5 reasons to buy Californian wine from James Hocking

James Hocking Wine is one of the U.K.’s leading specialist Californian importers.

5 reasons to drink York gin

5 reasons to drink York gin

So the first company to step up to the open mic slot is York gin in York. Here are the 5 reasons they say you should seek them out:

5  Reasons to try The Fresh Sauce Co

5 Reasons to try The Fresh Sauce Co

In the first of our 5 reasons food posts Mark Robinson and Victoria Monaghan of The Fresh Sauce Co explain how their chilled sauces can turn basic ingredients into a restaurant quality meal (see my comment below on the one I've tried)

What is 5 reasons all about?

What is 5 reasons all about?

I’ve been wondering how best to help drinks businesses who have been hit by the Coronavirus crisis (i.e. pretty well all of you). Initially I just thought of reviewing more wines and other drinks in the Best Buys section - and I will do that - but it’s difficult and expensive to get wines delivered at the moment, a hit smaller companies could do without.

5 reasons to cut down your drinking with Bax Botanics

5 reasons to cut down your drinking with Bax Botanics

”Many people don’t see the point of an alcohol-free version of their favourite drink, but we all deserve a treat sometimes and it's better if we don’t drift into a dependence on alcohol" writes Bax Botanics founder Rose Bax. "This isn’t a time to be putting any extra strain on our bodies or our minds."

5 reasons to buy Xisto wines

5 reasons to buy Xisto wines

Xisto Wines is a husband and wife team who through a passion for wine and adventure have imported artisan wine from Portugal using traditional cargo ships. The voyage by sail is fossil fuel-free and leaves minimal impact on the planet, meaning we are the world’s most sustainable wine importers of Portuguese wines!

5 reasons to buy from Cambridge Wine Merchants

5 reasons to buy from Cambridge Wine Merchants

Hal Wilson, founder of Cambridge Wine Merchants explains how his staff have been going the extra mile - and how his customers have been responding.

5 reasons to buy wine from Dunleavy Vineyards

5 reasons to buy wine from Dunleavy Vineyards

In our latest 5 reasons post Ingrid Bates of Dunleavy Vineyards in Somerset argues why you should support a really small producer.

5 Reasons to buy Saint Amans Gin

5 Reasons to buy Saint Amans Gin

Anne MacColl-Turpin and Jean-Louis Turpin are artisan producers of grape alcohol based French gin, created, distilled, bottled and shipped from the Saint Amans Gin Barn in SW France.

Five reasons to buy a wine called Fizzy Bum Bum!

Five reasons to buy a wine called Fizzy Bum Bum!

It's not every wine shop that creates their own wine, let alone a natural wine called Fizzy Bum Bum. But Mike Boyne of the popular Bin Two in Padstow is no ordinary wine merchant. Here are his 5 reasons why you should buy it.

5 Reasons to try the new wine app Pingza

5 Reasons to try the new wine app Pingza

A post from the Pingza team:

 5 Reasons to buy Paso-Primero wines

5 Reasons to buy Paso-Primero wines

Paso-Primero is a small family-run company making award-winning wines in the Spanish Pyrenees. Coming from Shrewsbury in Shropshire we might not have expected to fall into the wine industry but since discovering it we’ve definitely made the most of our opportunities.

5 reasons to buy Little Beauty (especially if you like NZ Sauvignon Blanc)

5 reasons to buy Little Beauty (especially if you like NZ Sauvignon Blanc)

1. Hello. I’m Little Beauty. Pleased to meet you.

5 reasons to buy from Polgoon

5 reasons to buy from Polgoon

I visited Polgoon a few years ago and it's a lovely place. Here's what they say about their business.

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