John Hattersley Wines Blog

08/12/2017

Mulled wine... so simple there is no need to cheat!

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With a little bit of planning and a few easy simple steps you will never be buying mulled wine by the bottle again.

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05/12/2017

Champagne is not the only answer...

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There's no better time of year for finding an excuse to pop open a bottle of something lovely and bubbly.

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24/10/2017

Let's talk wine

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You wouldn't buy a car without asking a few questions would you? Or a new pair of shoes without trying them on for size? So why buy wine without doing the same.

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30/08/2017

Fed up of being fizzed off?

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Over the past couple of years we have seen an increasing trend for bubbles; whether it’s for celebrating or simply taking advantage of a ‘Fizzy Friday’ opportunity we just can’t seem to get enough of the stuff.

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01/08/2017

Spot the difference

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1 Grape. 1 Region. 1 Winery. 3 Prices... Why?

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19/07/2017

A BBQ isn't just about sausages and burgers... think WINE!

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Plastic cup full of warm white wine and a paper plate of charred-beyond-recognition whatever? No, that’s not our idea of a BBQ either. Here are a few top tips for wine pairing for your Summer of grilling fun…

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29/06/2017

Wines for Summer... tried and tested!

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It’s warming up out there and the sun is shining - on some days anyway, so our thoughts are turning more and more ‘al fresco’. Picnics, BBQs and simply sitting and watching the world go by all require the perfect tipple to suit.

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24/05/2017

A tasting of Angelvin with John and Logan in St Tropez

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The only Rosé to make it into the Wine Merchant Top 100!

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12/05/2017

Does Vintage Matter?

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This topic has come up quite a lot recently, so we thought we would share a few pointers to make sure you are drinking the wines at their best...

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12/04/2017

A pale rosé with a colourful past!

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Maison Angelvin and the story behind the wine from St Tropez.

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22/03/2017

The ‘El Niño’ Effect

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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...

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15/03/2017

Wooly Weeders

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Last month Judd explained a little about Organic, Biodynamic and Green wine making. This month we introduce to you the 'Wooly Weeders'

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15/03/2017

Move Over Malbec

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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…

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23/02/2017

Party like its 2017...

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Christmas seems a long way behind us now, so it’s time to look forward to what 2017 has in store...

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10/02/2017

Green Wine

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Organic? Sustainable? Biodynamic? What does it all mean and what are the benefits (if any) of buying wines with these labels?

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20/01/2017

What to expect in 2017...

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From spittoon monitors to the affects of El Nino... it's all go!

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20/01/2017

A hug in a bottle

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Winter Warmers with a Nordic vibe...

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11/10/2016

Casa Hotel Lamb and Rioja Food Match

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The most famous of all the food pairings! Casa Hotel match Lamb Rump with Sommelier Fine Wine of the Year 2014

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06/10/2016

Relaxed Rioja Sunday

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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.

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22/09/2016

Dog Point vs Isabel Pinot Noir

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Two fantastic examples of New Zealand Pinot Noir open for tasting this weekend.

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19/09/2016

Pinot Noir Food Match

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Mushroom Bruschetta

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15/09/2016

New Zealand Wine Web link up!

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Bakewell to Hawkes Bay, New Zealand via Live Video Link.

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12/09/2016

Hawke's Bay Pinot Noir

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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!

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07/09/2016

A message from the Wine Maker

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See what the wine maker from Sileni has to say about the Pinot Noir's that we stock

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14/07/2016

Provence Rosé

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The why, the how, the who AND what we are drinking...

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30/06/2016

Week day wines for under £10

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We all look for that reason not to drink during the week and we possibly always fail... or is that just me?

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21/06/2016

Quinta da Lapa

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New wines direct from Portugal. Scores better than Ronaldo at the Euros!

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17/06/2016

Back to (Gin) School

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Every day's a Gin School day...

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16/06/2016

The Angels have landed...

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New Provence Rosé has landed in Bakewell from the very talented Logan from St. Tropez. Sure to be a hit this Summer.

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24/05/2016

Rhôners Up!

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We have a spanking new Corovin on the way thanks to our recent win with our Côtes du Rhône campaign!

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19/05/2016

South Africa stealing the Press

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Fab wines with great reviews that speak for themselves. Plus Percheron wins best value red!

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17/05/2016

A night of Waterkloof Delight

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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.

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05/04/2016

Back with a vengance!

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The perfect Pizza and wine pairing from this fabulous Montepulciano and Sangiovese blend.

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24/03/2016

A great thing about tastings!

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Some great new wines, highly recommended, under £10 a bottle!

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17/03/2016

A 'Cheeky' Beef Pairing

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Melt-in-the-mouth Beef Cheeks with scrummy Malbec Reserva!

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15/03/2016

#Marvellous Mad Malbec March

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What's Sean drinking... Tesoro de los Andes Malbec-Bonarda

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05/03/2016

TOP 10 BEST SPARKLING WINES

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Lunetta Rosé Spumante NV does it again!

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18/02/2016

The Perfect Match

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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.

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08/02/2016

Chile - let's start with the best

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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...

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27/01/2016

The Waterkloof Story

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Just a little snippet of what is to come!

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23/01/2016

Hats off to Borsao!

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More great news for Tres Picos and Borsao

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20/01/2016

Emiliana - Winery of the Year 2015!

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That's right... our favourite and Chile's largest Organic vineyard has won the prestigious award!

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15/12/2015

Festive Fizzy Fun

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Champagne is not the only answer...

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22/10/2015

Join the Revolution

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Champagne Lallier launch new 'non-vintage' Champagne with a twist...

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14/10/2015

Rioja Wine Styles

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So what is the difference between a Crianza, a Reserva and a Gran Reserva...?

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24/09/2015

Match made in Rhône

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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.

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18/09/2015

All on their Rhône...

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A rundown of all of our Rhône wines, and a little bit of information about them...

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09/09/2015

Beef & Stilton Pie and Côtes du Rhône

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A perfect match at the Royal Oak, Hurdlow

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03/09/2015

Seasonal September

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There's a hint of 'Back to school' in the air

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17/07/2015

REGIONAL MERCHANT OF THE YEAR!

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A big thanks to all for your continued support...

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09/07/2015

Summer Tasting Round Up

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It’s been a couple of weeks now since our Summer Tasting and we are still buzzing from the success!

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24/04/2015

A night on the Med

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Mediterranean sun, food and wine - in Chesterfield?!!

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17/04/2015

Planning a party in 2015

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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!

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01/04/2015

IT'S HARD WORK ALL THIS TASTING...

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Another busy weekend of tastings and great food!

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31/03/2015

LOST AND FOUND!

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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!

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20/03/2015

A 'SERIOUSLY COOL' STORY!

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The Circle of Life - Bio dynamics, Bunkum, Balderdash or Beautiful?

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19/03/2015

Saludos to Dante Robino!

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Last week myself and Sarah had a great night with Dante Robino and its taken a week to recover.

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10/03/2015

THIS BABY BRUNELLO COMES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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San Felice, Campogiovanni 2013 features in this months Decanter Magasine under 'Highly Recommended'!

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05/03/2015

GRENACHE - JOHN'S GO TO BOTTLE!

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It's got to be the best buy this year so far!

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20/01/2015

WARNING - WINE RANT!!

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Buy two and save! Or it should read... 'Buy two and get the wine for the price it's actually worth'?!?

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17/01/2015

I DRESS MUCH THE SAME AS I DRINK... SHABBILY!

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There is a reason Domaine de la Motte won French Wine Producer of the year for 2013!

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09/01/2015

Emirates serve False Bay Sauvignon Blanc

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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!)

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07/01/2015

La Bascula Charge ahead at the Rioja Masters

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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...

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03/11/2014

Movember

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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!

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22/10/2014

October... the month of preparations and tastings!

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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.

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02/10/2014

Welcome to the new site!

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The 'latest vintage' website...

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