Getting to know your local wine merchant can be rewarding

Any good wine specialist will be more than willing to share their expertise to help you discover new and exciting tastes

20th September, 2020
Getting to know your local wine merchant can be rewarding
A wine merchant’s knowledge can steer you away from the often alienating sea of the supermarket wine section

Let me set the scene. The finest Waterford Crystal wine glasses, a wedding gift to your parents from great-aunt Margaret, are carefully withdrawn from their side cabinet wooden prison. Your nimble child fingers are given the arduous, anxious task of dusting them down and placing them delicately on the clothed table. The good linen.

Finally, a bottle of Le Piat d’Or is positioned like a pompous bishop on its throne in the centre of the...

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