Category Archives: Outside Roberson
by Marjorie Galaud. Published April 8th, 2013.
The second Real Wine Fair took place a couple of weeks ago, on the 17th and 18th of March. We at Roberson love our natural, biodynamic and organic wines so we were really looking forward to taking part and spreading the good word about good wine. For this event, both the trade and retail sides [...]
by Jesse Dart. Published October 20th, 2012.
As the newbie here at the shop, my time is spent absorbing as much as I can – jumping in on the tastings, samples, and in general just always feeling a little lost. I’ve just come back not long ago from a short trip to the continent (as the lone American here I really enjoy [...]
by Matteo Lupi. Published October 3rd, 2012.
The weather in the Champagne region is not always perfect. In fact, one of my French friends (from Champagne) is the only non-British person I know never to complain about the weather here in the U.K. – which tells you just how bad it can be. At Roberson we love Champagne and have been importing the [...]
by Joe Gilmour. Published September 25th, 2012.
Putting two good things together doesn’t always make something better. Like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerarrd in central midfield, there are some combinations that just don’t work. I remember the time I mixed my two favourite drinks as a twelve year old – milk and apple juice. I poured it down the sink. But, sometimes, two things that seem [...]
by Marc Ditcham. Published September 18th, 2012.
A trip to Scotland is not complete without a visit to one of the many whisky distilleries distributed throughout the country, so it should come as no surprise to hear that I found myself at the door of the Oban distillery on a recent holiday to the North. Sharing its name with that of the [...]
by Marc Ditcham. Published September 17th, 2012.
With suit pressed, shoes polished, 2 x Decanter World Wine Awards invites in hand, the promise of a Champagne reception, trophy-winning wine, great company, great food and the possibility of winning the Best London Wine Merchant title, it had all the makings of a perfect evening. Unfortunately, my date was not a beautiful trophy wife [...]
by Ian Stirling. Published August 6th, 2012.
A married couple have but one anniversary a year and, on that very strict basis, even I am prepared to cast all fiscal caution and reason and sense and prudence and logic to the wind and, for 2.5 hours on that happy date, indulge myself. And my wife. Apparently Pizza Express no longer cuts the [...]
by Adam Green. Published July 30th, 2012.
One of our most exciting discoveries of the last twelve months has been the wines of Jamie Kutch: Pinot Noir which demonstrates the exemplary quality that can be achieved in Sonoma. While staying in Sonoma for a couple of weeks earlier in the year I was really intrigued to see how carefully growers and producers mapped their [...]
by Adam Green. Published July 18th, 2012.
A Monday evening in late June saw the Japanese Embassy host a Sake (rice ‘wine’) and Shochu (Japanese spirit) tasting, with 30 brewers and distillers in attendance showing off their products. This year was an especially important event for the exhibitors, being one of the first tastings in London since the Tohoku earthquake last year; [...]
by Joe Gilmour. Published March 26th, 2012.
Wine? Pah, he’s already got to much of that. Corkscrew, glasses? Boring. I’ll tell you what to get him, a T shirt from Mouton Noir in California. I stumbled across this website a few weeks ago. Some brilliant stuff. Something for everyone….