John Hattersley Wines Blog
Maison Angelvin and the story behind the wine from St Tropez.
In the Spring/Summer of 2016, the harvests in Argentina and particularly Mendoza were defined by the weather pattern we have all heard of - El Niño...
Last month Judd explained a little about Organic, Biodynamic and Green wine making. This month we introduce to you the 'Wooly Weeders'
So is Argentina all about Malbec? Well it does account for 75% of the world’s Malbec production but there is more to Argentina than Malbec. Let’s explore…
Christmas seems a long way behind us now, so it’s time to look forward to what 2017 has in store...
Organic? Sustainable? Biodynamic? What does it all mean and what are the benefits (if any) of buying wines with these labels?
From spittoon monitors to the affects of El Nino... it's all go!
Winter Warmers with a Nordic vibe...
The most famous of all the food pairings! Casa Hotel match Lamb Rump with Sommelier Fine Wine of the Year 2014
What a better way to spend a Sunday than relaxing and our talented friends at The Peppercorn Sheffield have made it easy for us. Thanks to Head Chef Charlie Curran for sharing the recipe.
Two fantastic examples of New Zealand Pinot Noir open for tasting this weekend.
Bakewell to Hawkes Bay, New Zealand via Live Video Link.
Think New Zealand Pinot Noir and you may think Martinborough... however Hawke's Bay is the new kid on the block with some stunning wines!
See what the wine maker from Sileni has to say about the Pinot Noir's that we stock
The why, the how, the who AND what we are drinking...
We all look for that reason not to drink during the week and we possibly always fail... or is that just me?
New wines direct from Portugal. Scores better than Ronaldo at the Euros!
Every day's a Gin School day...
New Provence Rosé has landed in Bakewell from the very talented Logan from St. Tropez. Sure to be a hit this Summer.
Pleased to announce...
We have a spanking new Corovin on the way thanks to our recent win with our Côtes du Rhône campaign!
Fab wines with great reviews that speak for themselves. Plus Percheron wins best value red!
Last Friday night we were treated to an evening of South African wines from the award winning estate of Waterkloof by owner and long time friend Paul Boutinot.
The perfect Pizza and wine pairing from this fabulous Montepulciano and Sangiovese blend.
Some great new wines, highly recommended, under £10 a bottle!
Melt-in-the-mouth Beef Cheeks with scrummy Malbec Reserva!
What's Sean drinking... Tesoro de los Andes Malbec-Bonarda
Lunetta Rosé Spumante NV does it again!
Gewurzt traditionally means spice, but the rosey notes also speak of love. This is why it is a perfect match for this mouth watering Monkfish from The Peacock at Cutthorpe.
Voted Chile's best vineyard in 2015, Emiliana is flying high and leading the way in the organic field. But why did they choose this path...
Just a little snippet of what is to come!
More great news for Tres Picos and Borsao
That's right... our favourite and Chile's largest Organic vineyard has won the prestigious award!
Champagne is not the only answer...
Champagne Lallier launch new 'non-vintage' Champagne with a twist...
So what is the difference between a Crianza, a Reserva and a Gran Reserva...?
For our final weeks foray into the Rhône we thought we’d go out on a high and treat you to little bit of affordable luxury and who better to help us with this than The Peacock at Rowsley.
A rundown of all of our Rhône wines, and a little bit of information about them...
A perfect match at the Royal Oak, Hurdlow
There's a hint of 'Back to school' in the air
A big thanks to all for your continued support...
It’s been a couple of weeks now since our Summer Tasting and we are still buzzing from the success!
Mediterranean sun, food and wine - in Chesterfield?!!
If you are planning a party in 2015 then let us know, we may just be able to help and take some of the weight off your shoulders!
Another busy weekend of tastings and great food!
There will forever be those 'lost and found'; wines we have cherished in our list for many years, occasionally lost but found again, plus those new rediscovered wines!
The Circle of Life - Bio dynamics, Bunkum, Balderdash or Beautiful?
Last week myself and Sarah had a great night with Dante Robino and its taken a week to recover.
San Felice, Campogiovanni 2013 features in this months Decanter Magasine under 'Highly Recommended'!
It's got to be the best buy this year so far!
Buy two and save! Or it should read... 'Buy two and get the wine for the price it's actually worth'?!?
There is a reason Domaine de la Motte won French Wine Producer of the year for 2013!
Car parked, bags checked in, security done, plane boarded.... now all there is to do is sit back and enjoy a cheeky bottle of False Bay (it sounds like a dream... but it isn't!)
Now in its third year, the results of the 2014 Rioja Masters have been released! And a big congratulations to a number of our producers...
Let's have some fun with Frank and his very own fabulous facial furniture and raise a glass to change the face of men's health!
The summer has faded, the kids are back and settled back in school / uni, the nights are drawing in! the Peaks look pretty with all the falling leaves, plus Strictly is back and just to let you into a little secret… we love Alison Hammond!! In a nutshell, that sums up October.