24 July 2019

Glenelly Estate Wine Dinner

Glenelly Estate Wine Dinner Wednesday 4th September The Star & Garter is delighted to present a special wine dinner featuring the wines of Glenelly Estate.…

9 July 2018

A truly remarkable woman in wine

I was lucky enough last week to host a wine dinner with Nicolas Bureau of South Africa’s Glenelly Estate. To a full house, Nicolas told…

9 July 2018

Côtes-du-Rhône Belleruche Rouge 2016, M.Chapoutier

The 2016 vintage in the Rhône has been highly praised, from an extremely good vintage in the Northern Rhone to possibly the greatest vintage in…

30 June 2018

From small things…

It’s a not one his best-known songs but there is a Bruce Springsteen track called ‘From small things big things one day come’ and I…

28 June 2018

Provence Rosé shortage…

One of my favourite stories in some of the nationals over the last few weeks is the potential shortage of Provence Rosé this summer, if ever…

12 June 2018

Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2016, Stellenbosch

If I had to choose one Cape Chenin Blanc to drink this weekend it would be Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2016, Stellenbosch made on one of…

2 June 2018

Stanley Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough

It’s always a pleasure to meet wine producers and listen to them as they tell their story to consumers and I was fortunate enough last…

10 April 2018

And the Next Grape on the Block

In case you’ve not noticed Wine, is as susceptible to the vagaries of fashion and trends as many things in life. When it comes to…

10 April 2018

Carignan Vieilles Vignes IGP Pays d’Oc

This juicy wine has a beautiful cherry red colour. The nose shows an abundance of intense red berry fruit and hints of vanilla flavours. The…

10 April 2018

Chenin Blanc – Aloe Tree, Western Cape

Aromatic guava and orange blossom jump from the glass – this Chenin Blanc is dry with hint of sweetness from the ripe apples, peaches and…

10 April 2018

Shiraz – Aloe Tree, Western Cape

Bursting with dark berry flavours of blackberry, dark cherry and plums, this Shiraz has soft and supple tannins and a white pepper finish.

10 April 2018

St James’ Place

"Alistair has been our wine expert at a number of St James Place events. His informal manner yet obvious expertise is exactly what we look…

10 March 2018

Bishops Printers

"Thank you so much for hosting a great wine tasting evening.  As you could probably tell(!) the guests had a fantastic night and I was…

10 February 2018

Chris Reed

Whenever we think about wine tasting, the one person who comes to mind is Alistair and Hermitage Cellars.  Alistair has provided wine tasting events on a…