Category Archives: Travel
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 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 Gavin Monery. Published April 11th, 2012.
Well, it’s that time of the year again, when the Bordelaise open their doors to the wine trade with promises of caviar and the vintage of the century, or decade, or whatever it is this year. Needless to say we selflessly availed ourselves of their hospitality and attended as many of last week’s tastings as [...]
by Joe Gilmour. Published February 2nd, 2012.
In the 1980’s, Norman Tebbit advised the unemployed to ‘get on your bike and look for work’. My advice is, forget about work, get on your bike and look for wine. Touring wine country can take many forms, most often (out of practicality) people opt for a car. Having been to many wine regions in [...]
by Joe Gilmour. Published November 7th, 2011.
Driving through Southern French wine country, you learn to recognise the local cave co-op pretty easily. Located on the outskirts of the town, with functional concrete design and a run-down demeanour, you see countless variations all over the region. For the small wine-grower in the early 20th century, it seemed like an ideal way of [...]
by Marc Ditcham. Published September 22nd, 2011.
Wandering Champagne connoisseur Marc Ditcham continues his epic two day journey with a visit to Veuve Clicquot. Missed part one? Catch up now… The next morning I woke early to a stifling room and a groggy head, not helped by the defunct air conditioning unit and certainly not helped by the whisky sours and the [...]
by Marc Ditcham. Published September 15th, 2011.
Having been fortunate enough to be invited to join Moet Hennessy on a trip to Reims, Champagne in March I thought it was time to reflect and to share my experience of visiting two of the truly great Grand Marques; Ruinart and Veuve Cliquot. For many, waking up early on a Monday morning to face [...]