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Here's to 2017 and all the bottles we can enjoy together ...
We are halfway through January and as I write, it is according to the papers "Blue Monday".  As far as I can see from what the papers are writing most days are "Blue" what with the likes of Trump, Putin, Brexit, rail strikes, weather, Dry January - need I go on?
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Christmas Orders
We just wanted to let you know our opening hours over the Festive period.
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Hunters Wines Hunters Wines
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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Thursday 1th December 2016 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

Christmas Orders

We just wanted to let you know our opening hours over the Festive period.
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Wednesday 16th December 2015 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

News from the Overcooked Sprout

News from the Overcooked Sprout I am afraid the way I am feeling I would compare myself to an over cooked sprout!
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Monday 22th December 2014 | by Michael Jobling | posted in 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 | posted in 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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Thursday 27th November 2014 | by Michael Jobling | posted in 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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Friday 3th January 2014 | by Michael Jobling | posted in 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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Tuesday 24th December 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

Festive Greetings

We would just like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year.
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Friday 20th December 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

What I will be drinking this Christmas

As in every Christmas bubbles will feature! As you may have realised from previous scribblings I am very fond of Joseph Perrier Champagne and over the festive season I will be enjoying a glass or two.
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Tuesday 17th December 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

Christmas Drinks Party Wines

Selecting wines for festive parties can be a bit of a mine field as there is so much to take into consideration. So to take the stress out of the situation and to quote Baldric from Blackadder "I have a cunning plan".
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Friday 13th December 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

Top 10 Reds for Christmas

Here are some special red wines for Christmas, like the top 10 white wines, they do not necessarily have to be expensive, but they must have the quality and individuality that help make Christmas special:-
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Tuesday 10th December 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

Top 10 Whites for Christmas

Here are some special whites for Christmas, they do not necessarily have to be expensive, but they must have the quality and individuality that helps make Christmas special:-
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Friday 6th December 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

Sparkling Wines for Chrstmas

Bubbles at Christmas. Bubbles tend to go hand in hand during the festive season.
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Friday 6th December 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

Stocking up for Christmas

Thinking of stocking up for Christmas, whether it's for parties or general festive drinking
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Thursday 28th November 2013 | by Ken & Jill Rogers | posted in Christmas

Tis the Season to be Jolly!

Christmas is a great time for celebrating! Whether you choose to adore the whole thing - the giving of presents, the sparkle of the tree, the buzzing of the shops, watching children escalate to fever pitch with excitement, eating turkey and goose and pulling crackers, and of course drinking fabulous wines in rather generous amounts - as I do. Or to sulk as my husband does, enjoying the whole Scrooge approach!! He still manages to enjoy all the wines though!
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Tuesday 26th November 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

Christmas Gifts for the person who has everything

I have had great fun collating this list of wines and spirit gift ideas for Christmas.
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Wednesday 19th December 2012 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

All I want for Christmas

You must think this is a bit of an odd list – you could well be right, however theren are reasons behind my selection.
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Friday 7th December 2012 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

Wine Advent Calender

We have had really great fun creating our alternative wine Advent Calender.
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Thursday 22th November 2012 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

Tasting Sheet & Christmas Gifts

Sorry you couldn't make our Christmas Wine Tasting.
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Thursday 1th December 2011 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

Wine as an Investment

I think once wine becomes an investment it loses its soul. With the financial markets being in constant turmoil people are looking for alternatives to put their savings. Inevitably wine will pop up as a good way to get a good return on your cash.
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Friday 3th December 2010 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

What I will be drinking for Christmas

What I will be drinking for Christmas is a bit of a difficult question this year, as I will be celebrating with my sister in the Lake District. I love her dearly and she is a very good cook. However she does have a tendancy to go off on tangents
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Friday 22th January 2010 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Christmas

Port is not just for Christmas

Port is traditionally drunk during the winter months, which I personally think is sad. There are numerous styles which can easily be drunk all year round, so much so, I am thinking of starting a crusade with the mantra “Port is not just for Christmas”.
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