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Christmas Orders
We just wanted to let you know our opening hours over the Festive period.
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James is the next generation in the Hunter family who will be taking this iconic winery to its next stage under the watchful eye of his Aunt Jane, who is still very much hands on ensuring everything is as it should be.
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Michael Jobling Wines Blog Archive 2014

Monday 22th December 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Christmas

An alternative take on the 12 days of Christmas

Partridge in a Pear Tree A nice plump partridge, what could be better than a bottle of Domaine Saladin Cotes du Rhone Loi to accompany it.
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Sunday 7th December 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Christmas

What I will be drinking for Christmas

As used I will be heading to the Lake District to my Sister for Christmas and as usual my Sister has planned what we will be eating over the festive period. She has done this with military precision, now its down to me to organise what we will be drinking.
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Friday 5th December 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Main Category

Opening Hours over the Festive Season

Please see below for our opening hours over the Festive Season.
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Thursday 27th November 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Christmas

Festive Fizz

Bubbles are a must at this time of year. Folk like to celebrate in style, personally I love a glass of fizz while I am opening my pressies on Christmas Day - that is if Santa remembers to deliver them!!
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Thursday 13th November 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Red Wines

Top 10 Winter Reds

Now that the clocks have gone back and it is dark at 5 O’clock, ones thoughts turn to good hearty reds to enjoy on a winters evening. I have been asked to come up with 10 reds for my winter drinking. Most of my selection come with the thought that they will be accompanying food!
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Thursday 6th November 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Main Category

Post Christmas Wine Tasting

It was great to see old friends and customers, especially one particular person who has not been well but he assured me that he was now back enjoying a glass of wine, I am glad normal services have been resumed!
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Friday 31th October 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Wine Tastings

Christmas Wine Tasting

With new vintages from old favourites along with a selection of new listings, and for those of you who like bubbles our new Champagne from Domaines Barons de Rothschild will be on show. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.
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Wednesday 15th October 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Producer Focus

Reflections on Collioure

It has been a while since I have had a proper holiday, so my time spent in Collioure was all the more special. Any Francofile who has not been should go; it is a lovely seaside town along with being the anchovy capital of Europe (a little bit of useless information for you).
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Wednesday 1th October 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Producer Focus

Letter from Collioure

Years ago as a young man I used to listen to a programme on Radio called "Letter from America" presented by Alistair Cook.
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Thursday 4th September 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  White Wines

Pinot Grigio - love it or hate it?

Pinot Grigio has a bit of an image problem.
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Friday 25th July 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Main Category

Reflections

I am in the garden enjoying the sunshine, looking at my pots realising they need watering. That will have to wait, I have to write this otherwise I am in trouble. I am in a reflective mood, you may ask why? Well, I have another birthday coming up, not a significant one but the numbers do have a nice feel about them.
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Thursday 10th July 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Producer Focus

Jane Hunter

I have known Jane Hunter and her wines for 25 years. Her wines have become a part of Michael Jobling Wines DNA.
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Thursday 12th June 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Summer Drinking

Classic Whites for Summer Drinking

Its Summer so I tend to drink a lot more white wine than red.
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Tuesday 3th June 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Summer Drinking

Rose Wine

Rose has become popular and can no longer be regarded as the poor relation to white and red. Rose wine has grown up and should be taken seriously.
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Thursday 1th May 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Red Wines

Angus the Bull

We are delighted that Angus the Bull Cabernet Sauvignon has made a comeback to our list.
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Thursday 10th April 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Main Category

How to taste wine?

Now I think it might be an idea to give a few tips on how to taste.
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Thursday 27th March 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Producer Focus

Chateau Musar

I have just had an email from our friends at Chateau Musar regarding the release of the 2007 vintage red.
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Thursday 13th March 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Wine Tastings

D I Y Wine Tasting

Here are some tips to organise your own DIY Wine Tasting event a fun and yet informative.
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Thursday 6th March 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Main Category

Pamela Vandyke Price 1923 - 2014

However, it was my late brother in law, Donald, who sparked things off in a more serious fashion. One of the catalysts was that he bought me a book entitled "A Taste of Wine" by Pamela Vandyke Price.
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Thursday 27th February 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Producer Focus

Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild

The Lafite story goes back to 1744 when Mayer Amschel Rothscild moved to Frankfurt, he had 5 sons. One of the sons Amschel junior stayed in Frankfurt the others moved to London, Vienna, Naples and Paris to generate wealth for the family.
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Thursday 20th February 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Main Category

The Flying Winemaker

I don't know if it is me and that I am getting older but the world seems to go at a faster pace and there is constant change to the world order.
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Wednesday 12th February 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Food and Wine Matching

BBC's Food and Drink

I am hooked on the BBC's Food and Drink programme, its a no nonsense show that doesn't rely on gimmicks. I think what makes it work for me is that I admire the joint hosts Michel Roux Jnr and Kate Goodman!
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Thursday 6th February 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Offers

Bubbles

We are giving cupid a little helping hand in time for Valentines day.
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Friday 24th January 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Main Category

Wines to have in front of the fire

Inevitably I will have a glass of something to quietly sip as the evening moves on. It could be a glass of something I may have had with supper or it could be something totally different.
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Friday 17th January 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  White Wines

Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and alternatives

Here are some ideas to held bridge the gap between Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, so you do not end up tiring of either of these grape varieties and your taste buds are not dulled by drinking the same stuff all the time.
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Tuesday 14th January 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Food and Wine Matching

Matching food and wine

Matching food and wine can be a difficult task sometimes.
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Friday 10th January 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Main Category

Decanting

As I sit at my dining room table catching up on my paperwork I see on my sideboard my collection of decanters.
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Tuesday 7th January 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Food and Wine Matching

The cuboards were bare!

I didn't have a clue what I was going to have to eat for my supper and the cuboards were bare.
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Friday 3th January 2014 | by Michael Jobling |  Christmas

Post Christmas Blues

After all the excitement of Christmas and New Year things can fall a little flat. Apart from anything else I am now at the age that I can no longer party 24/7. Looking on the bright side of things, post festivities gives me the opportunity to give my body a rest.
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