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There’s much more to Australia’s Barossa Valley than big name wineries, hefty reds and heftier price tags. Don’t believe us? You can go Whistler. Winemaker Josh Pfeiffer is Barossa born-and-raised; he grew up surrounded by vines, as son and grandson of grape-growers for the aforementioned big-name estates. On graduating university (oenology), he honed his craft […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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Tangy, tasty and alcohol-free, kombucha has been a fixture on the US drinks scene for years, but remained relatively unknown here – the reserve of health shops and home-brewers. With top bars now using it in cocktails and excellent, ready-to-drink examples popping up in bottle shops (like ours), it looks like that could be about […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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With just three sleeps left until the big day, we rounded up a few Borough Wines folk to ask how they plan to spend Christmas. What will they be doing, eating and – crucially – drinking on the 25th? *Spoiler* Turns out we’re not really turkey people, but it’s fair to say we do take […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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Calvados is a Christmas cracker that has fallen out of favour somewhat in recent years. A perfect present, delicious after-dinner drink and cracking cocktail addition (not to mention an all-important ingredient in Aunt Alice’s\u00a0Christmas puddings), yet often overlooked in favour of fancier French liqueurs. Enough is enough, we argue that Calvados’ time has come; read […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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Whether you’ve still got presents to buy,or you’re just stocking up ahead of a few days elective hibernation, don’t get caught out – read on for our special festive opening hours and Christmas ordering information. Online Orders If you would like to order online and pick-up in store, TODAY\u00a0(Tuesday 19 December) is the last day […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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\r\n Currant affairs with Nancy Mahon, maker of Aunt Alice’s Christmas Puddings<\/a>\r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n\t\t
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When we heard that our former Borough Market neighbour Nancy Mahon was no longer selling her handmade\u00a0Aunt Alice’s Christmas Puddings\u00a0to the public, we worried about the future of our favourite figgy pudding and therefore – Christmas itself. Thankfully, we persuaded Nancy to bake us a batch exclusively for Borough Wines customers. So this year, you’ll […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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During December, we’re showcasing our favourite festive wines, beers and spirits, to help inspire your preparations for the big day.\u00a0First up in our\u00a0line-up is sideboard stalwart Sherry, and in particular – the dry and delicious\u00a0Delgado Zuleta Manzanilla Sherry,\u00a0as appears in our 12 Wines of Christmas, Essential and Fifteen\u00a0mixed wine cases. It’s a classic on the […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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Whether you’re stocking up on\u00a0treats for the big day, or splashing out on gifts for others – chances are you’ll be hitting the shops a fair bit over the coming weeks. To make the trudge to the tills a little easier – or at least, a little more mull-filled – we’re providing inspiration and festive […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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It’s our 15th birthday today! Gosh. In people terms, we’d be studying for our GCSEs and exploring our goth phase. In wine terms, we’d be hitting our stride as a vintage Bordeaux… THANK YOU\u00a0– our customers, neighbours and friends – for helping us hit this milestone. We’re humbled by your continuing friendship and support. We […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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Not quite ready for the stews and stodge of Autumn, we’re stubbornly holding on to summer for one more fortnight, thanks to a sun-soaked Mediterranean pop up with celebrated chef Oded Oren. Across six nights of suppers, Oded will pay homage to the diverse cooking styles of the Eastern Mediterranean, with a country-hopping five-course tasting […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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We\u2019re celebrating the Tour de France with a month of themed tastings and giveaways, with our mates at Clapton cycle shop Hub V\u00e9lo. Visit the shops this month to take part in our free Tour de France wine tastings and for the chance to WIN a 12-bottle TDF17 wine tasting case and Hub V\u00e9lo cycle […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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Wondering which wine to serve with your Easter spread, or which beer to pair with your hot cross buns? Don’t waste a precious second of the bank holiday weekend dithering over your drinks menu; follow our Easter drinking guide for what to sip\u00a0every step of the way – from Good Friday’s fish supper, to Monday’s […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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“With its feet firmly anchored in the earth and with its head firmly turned towards the sky, we carry out the work of the vineyard and the cellar, according to the precise timing of the cosmic rhythms, applying the ancestral and energetic principles of Biodynamics.” That’s how Vincent Rochette, wine maker at Domaine Roche Audran, […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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\r\n Adam Rawson adds three dates to his Sakura pop-up at Borough Wines & Beers N1<\/a>\r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n\t\t
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After a sell-out initial run, we’re delighted to announce that chef Adam Rawson has added three extra\u00a0dates to his Japanese dining pop-up\u00a0Sakura, which is\u00a0currently delighting diners beneath\u00a0our Essex Road shop. Spaces are filling up fast though \u2013 so book now\u00a0or risk miso-ing out completely! If you\u2019ve visited the Islington\u00a0shop recently, you may well have caught […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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The\u00a0first new Irish single malt in over 25 years will be released in the UK this month and we will have the very first allocation. Dingle Distillery Whiskey will be available to buy exclusively from our website from March 17, but you could try \u2013 and buy\u00a0it\u2013 before anyone else at our St. Patrick\u2019s Day […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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Introducing our new, improved wholesale business Borough Wines Imports \u2013 supplying your favourite boozer soon (maybe!). We have been supplying wine to a few neighbourhood eateries, venues and bars for a while now. It all started a bit by accident \u2013 entrepreneurial locals popping in to the shops to ask if they could put their […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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\r\n How to make a festive Rhubarb Robin Negroni with Little Bird Gin<\/a>\r\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n\t\t
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There\u2019s a Negroni for every occasion; Birthday Negroni? Of course! Not-seen-you-in-ages Negroni? Yuh huh. Tuesday Negroni? Yep, one of those too\u2026 So you can probably guess which cocktail we\u2019ll be enjoying on Christmas Day. Those kind folk at Little Bird Gin have come up with a festive twist on the classic recipe just for us. […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>

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The big Radio Times, twinkly lights on the high street\u00a0and sofa adverts on the telly – some Christmas traditions are universal, but others – the best ones – are more personal. Like – what day the\u00a0decorations go up in your house, who gets to put the star on the tree and what time\u00a0you’re allowed to […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\r\n \r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>