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Wine and Cheese Tasting

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

We have teamed up with the Mains from the Main Furniture company in Yorkshire to put on an evening of wine and cheese tasting!

The evening will take place in their stunning demonstration kitchen in Yorkshire, at their awesome furniture shop. The Main Furniture company is one of Yorkshire best kept secrets and people who have discovered it have never looked back!

What better way could there be to discover the Mains than to do so whilst listening to us talk about wine and cheese!!

The event is on Thursday 26th of January. Tickets are £15 and the evening will commence at 7pm and take a couple of hours.

There are only very limited tickets available so if you want some email asap and put the subject Cheese!!!

We are looking forward to seeing you there.



Passion Re-ignited

Friday, September 16th, 2011

It has been a busy summer, not just with Find Wine but with life generally and as a result I have not actually been thinking about wine too often! I have consumed plenty, probably too much but very little has made me excited, just hung over!

So as the summer draws to a close and a school year begins it is great to get back to thinking about wine that goes beyond just being a drink and what better way to do that than to go out for lunch with Col McBryde, one of the three Young Punks, which I have raved about in the past. I had never met Col before, or any of the other Punks for that matter and what struck me quickly is that first and foremost they are passionate about their wine.

The lunch itself was actually very good, if you ever need a decent feed just off the M62 then turn off at Saddleworth and there is a great pub called the Ram just after the junction. Great food, although be warned Geoff the owner does like his food, we were lucky that when we sat down he had an enormous steak to hand otherwise I fear he would have eaten our party.

If you have not seen a bottle of Some Young Punks Wine then look at them on our site right now (well when you’ve finished reading!) or head to their website. You would be forgiven for thinking that the fancy packaging is a cover up for an inferior product or the whole thing was a gimmick but you could not be further from the truth. These guys are keen as custard to make a cool, stand out brand but what goes inside the bottle is still the most important thing!

What they are making are fantastically individual and innovative wines, something that I fear is lacking in a lot of Australia at the moment. At the beginning of this brief piece I mentioned that it was very great to be back on track of getting excited about a wine rather than treating it just as a drink, Passion Had Red Lips is the perfect tool for this job. These wines make you excited, like a beautifully wrapped gift, you just want to tear away the paper and find out what is inside and then revel in the delicious glory of it.

If you have never bought any of these wines from us, please if you buy nothing else from us all year buy a few from the range, you will not be disappointed. I would love for all our customers to experience that moment of excitement when you first see, smell and taste a Punks wine.

We tried some of last years Passion Has Red Lips, which is tasting glorious after a year in our cellar, some Monsters Monsters Attack riesling, a style more akin to a spatlese than anything else from Clare but gloriously luscious and nectar like. Then the new vintage The Squids Fist came into play with a bang, better than last year, a brave experiment with Austrlian Sangiovese from Barossa but a wonderful wine.

The two new wines we tried were what got me really excited. Double Trouble Love, as much as anything has one of the best names of any wine anywhere and the taste matched up. Then the new superstar in my mind, Naked On Roller Skates, when this arrives with us in a few months, I will happily roller skate naked to drink it. It will be the same price as Passion but in my mind will knock it off the perch as the most popular Punks wine.

This is by no means the most technical wine review I have ever written, in fact I haven’t mentioned anything technical at all, I have just been very enthusiastic. However, somehow the technical element or even grape varieties don’t seem to matter so much in these wines to me. I don’t care how they do it, I just like it! And I want everyone to treat them like that, the moment you analyse them you lose that lovely excitement and enthusiasm, which is what ultimately made these wines not technical research or sticking to the rules.

As ever, I was useless at taking photos of our lunch but here are a couple of their new wines we will be receiving shortly.



Heaton-Ellis Bike Polo

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

FindWine is very excited to be sponsoring The Heaton-Ellis Bicycle Polo Tournament on Saturday 25th of June. Not only will a range of our wine be available to buy at the bar but the event will be the first time that The Find Wine Peddlers will compete in public (or at all for that matter!)

It should be a great event and is for a fabulous cause, so if you want to show your support for your favourite wine company then get yourself to Firth Farm in Hampshire (very easy by train from London).

For more information about the charity and the event look here

It would be great to see some support for Find Wine there.


The Best Cure!

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

This the French solution to NHS Direct, who needs Penicillin?

Itchy Feet, Great for Wine Tasting

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

I had a lot of fun at university. One of the great advantages of “studying” in Edinburgh was living in massive georgian flat in the New Town, where we could throw glorious debauched dinner parties (I think 25 around our table was the record). Being blessed with a flatmate who had a farm that provided a years supply of beef, lamb and venison helped! If nothing else at university I learnt a lot about cooking for large groups, whilst slightly tipsy and how to dance on a rather flimsy wooden table.

I will be honest, these evening rarely provided me with revolutionary vinous experiences but they were probably some of the entertaining evenings I have ever had…Our countryside erotic themed dinner sticks very much in my mind!

Another fond memory of my time at Edinburgh was the amazing club nights put on by Itchy Feet Events. Therefore i was over the moon when I recently found out that the Dj’s from Itchy Feet have started to produce Podcasts of some of their mixes. If you do nothing else today go and download the first two. Episode 2 is my personal favourite so far. It is perfect to taste wine to!

These guys are awesome!

Who knows it might well provide the soundtrack when I try to recreate one of our dinner parties shortly.

A great theory

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

I have just read this on a great wine blog called Wine Woman and Song. I think it is brilliant needs to be printed off and posted on your bathroom mirror as a constant reminder.

Theory Of Capacity by Len Evans

Stuff we love

Monday, July 19th, 2010

We wanted to create an area in our blog for stuff that we just love. This section might contain anything from other wine companies, wine makers, wines or might just be something we have come across that we just love and want to share with you.

We always want to see more stuff that we might love so please do send us suggestions of things we should see.

This section was inspired by looking at a website of a company we are about to selling wine from, it seems like as good a place as any to start from.

So, we love Some Young Punks, we are about to start selling their wines on the site, they are awesome! But so is their website. Enjoy…

Remember all suggestions very welcome!