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Champagne Palmer & Co. magnum gift boxes for Mothers’ Day!

Are you gift ready? The ideal gift boxes for Mothers’ Day!

Everyone loves receiving a nice bottle, but you’ve got to admit that it makes more of an impact (read: earns you more brownie points!) if it comes in a fancy box. And they sell better too - particularly when it comes to higher value items like Champagne.   We’ve got a great selection of Champagnes and sparklers in beautiful gift boxes, so you can make a high-impact Mothers’ Day display, to grab customers’ attention as soon as they walk through the door.   Champagne Palmer & Co.   Exclusive to independents...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with Midleton whiskey

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with Fine Irish Whiskey

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" video="" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Irish whiskey is experiencing a renaissance. Once the most popular spirit in the world, it declined in the late 19th century due to the rise of cheaper (and lighter) Scottish blended whiskies, the Irish War of Independence and Prohibition, which disastrously affected exports to the USA.   But for the last 20 years whisk(e)y drinkers the world over have been rediscovering the unique, full-bodied flavour and complex texture of traditional Pot Still Irish Whiskey, making it the fastest-growing spirit in...

Chateau Maris

New producer: Robert Eden’s biodynamic paradise in Minervois

There’s sustainable winemaking and then there’s Chateau Maris. Purchased by British ex-pat Robert Eden in 1997, the 79ha domaine in Minervois’ La Liviniere (cru classe) is 100% organic and biodynamic, but it doesn’t stop there.   The winery itself helps maintain the area’s natural balance by absorbing excess CO₂ into the hemp bricks from which it is built. They will passively consume CO₂ for the next 20 to 25 years, while plants on the roof also offset emissions from the winemaking process. In addition to their carbon-neutralising...

spring tastings

What to look forward to at our upcoming spring tastings – 6th & 7th March 2017

With less than a week to go to our Spring Tastings – you can’t afford to miss meeting our new producers, and tasting the great range of new products we’ll be presenting in both Edinburgh and London.   Here’s an overview of what’s in store.   Wines We’ll be showing over 30 new wines and 10 new producers including: NEW TO WALKER & WODEHOUSE - A brilliant opportunity to taste a selection from the Codorniu Raventos portfolio.  The Anna de Codorniu range will be shown alongside Raimat (Costers del Segre)...

New Chilean Agencies

Introducing our brand new Chilean agencies

This spring we’ll be welcoming a number of new agencies into the Walker & Wodehouse portfolio, with a particular focus on Chile. The country has long been a go-to for excellent value, but we’re now seeing a growing interest in more diverse styles of Chilean wine. We’re thrilled to be offering this range of new products covering everyday drinking to something more special.   Carmen, Chile In 1850 Christian Lanz founded Chile’s first ever winery and named it after his wife, Carmen. And since then, the winery has...

Morgan Winery Monterey County

Minimalism in Monterey – energetic cool climate wines from Morgan

A veteran of Monterey County, Dan Lee is approaching 40 years of grape growing and winemaking in California’s Central Coast region. He opened Morgan Winery with his wife Donna in 1982, and from the beginning has taken an artisanal, vineyard-centric approach to making wine.   Sustainability and innovation are the bedrock of Dan’s approach in the vineyard. He is known for experimenting with a wide number of varieties in this cool climate region and his Double L vineyards are organically certified. In the cellar, he is best...

February-deals-wine

Fantastic February Floorstackers!

As if our 10% deals weren’t enough, we’ve put together some incredible deals on 11 of our most popular, everyday drinking wines. We’re offering enormous savings of up to 20% on customer favourites from Chile, Spain, Australia, South Africa and Italy. Perfect for stacking up high as we prepare to leave the dreaded Dry January far behind…   Click here for our February Floorstackers   Our featured wine offers include:   Chile Condorito Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Tropical and citrus fruits combine in this zesty crowd pleaser. Condorito Merlot 2015 Soft and mellow with plum and...

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Chateau Coupe-Roses – The perfect wine for Valentine’s Day

With their beautiful labels and generous flavours of red and black fruit, the wines of Chateau Coupe-Roses are perfect for a Valentine’s evening in.   A family-run winery   The winery is situated in the tiny village of La Caunette, along the banks of the River Cesse just south of the Montagne Noir, in Languedoc’s Minervois AOC. Granted appellation status in 1985, the area has since benefitted from significant investment in vineyards and equipment and has become a go-to destination for excellent quality and very good value.   Chateau Coupe-Roses is...

Eden-Mill-gin-promotion

Say it with… Gin!

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and it doesn’t get more romantic than a beautifully-packaged bottle of craft gin and a fun day out visiting a distillery.   Eden Mill’s ‘Love Gin’ is infused with raspberries, raspberry leaves and hibiscus flowers (along with traditional botanicals) to give it a subtle pink hue and mellow flavour - the perfect gift for a gin lover this Valentine’s Day! The boxed gift set includes a 50cl ceramic pottery bottle of Love Gin, a distillery tour pass and two tulip gin...

Winter promotions

Kick start the year with our great winter offers

We’ve got a great selection of winter offers for the start of 2017, with France and the USA our featured countries. You’ll discover bold and expressive reds from the Languedoc and Rhone, together with a host of Californian wines – from Viognier to Zinfandel – offering rich and opulent fruit. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’ve also selected some brilliant value Champagne and sparkling wine, perfect for 14th February proposals!   Take a look at all our winter offers     Charles Smith Eve Chardonnay 2014, Washington – 10%...