Tanners Editorial

April 17, 2024

Elevate your Easter with some fun food and wine pairings

Whether you’re celebrating or simply enjoying a good rest, the March bank holiday weekend will undoubtedly involve food (and possibly a plethora of chocolate). Whatever your plans, Tanners have picked...

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Burgundy 2022 En Primeur

Tanners’ Burgundy 2022 En Primeur campaign is upon us, and while I don’t expect to see another rendition of “best-ever vintage” from many quarters, I wonder how much more anyone...

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The £15 Challenge

I was going to call this blog ‘Forget about the price tag’, but it occurred to me that it may be construed as some sort of crazed wine giveaway. Sadly,...

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Why get involved with Fine Wine Services– from a newbie

I am very new to the wine industry. Admittedly, I am in the junior category of Tanners employees. Maybe there is an untapped niche market for ‘L Plates’ for those...

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St David’s Day 2024

As St. David's Day approaches, it's once again the perfect time to raise a glass and celebrate Welsh heritage and culture. But have you ever raised a glass of Welsh...

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Christmas Tips and Tricks

It’s that time of year when those skills of planning and time management that I’ve proudly put on my LinkedIn profile come into their own.  Christmas is a celebratory time...

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What to drink with…

Let us take the stress out of food matching this Christmas. Our Cellar Shop team in Shrewsbury have picked their favourite festive drinks and paired them with the perfect seasonal...

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'I Never Drink.... Wine'

Bela Lugosi famously uttered this line on screen in the 1931 production of Dracula. The eponymous Count is an excellent host, offering his guest, Jonathan Harker, a glass of Hungarian...

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Discover ‘Te Waipounamu’

New Zealand has been a byword for quality cool-climate wines for the last 30 years, but it is one region in particular that has taken the world’s stage by storm,...

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Bordeaux 2022 Left Bank Report

As you may have already heard on the grapevine, 2022 will be remembered as a bit of a miracle vintage. With hot and dry conditions over much of the summer,...

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A royal salute to Britain’s finest

When considering British stereotypes, writes Tiffany Vernon, we are often described as being sophisticated, polite and self-disciplined. When we aren’t queuing or talking about the weather you can find us...

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Exploring Barolo

A region that was once renowned for its appellation bottlings from across the whole growing zone has now developed into distinct districts where producers are able to show the varied...

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It’s All Coming Up Rosés

It is that time of year again when rosé takes centre stage, writes Simon Jones, however sales throughout the year are much more consistent than they used to be. When...

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Discovering Sancerre

Alongside Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Chablis it is perhaps one of the best-known names in the lexicon of wine. However, many folk would be hard pushed to place it exactly on the...

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The Golden Nectar of Sauternes

It is no secret that I have a long-affirmed affection for Bordeaux, writes Tiffany Vernon, but I am yet to explore the region in its entirety (it is certainly bigger...

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Peter Jakob Kühn 2020 Dry Rieslings

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times – summer is the ideal time to talk about, (and greedily consume!) the still largely underappreciated German Riesling. We...

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Summer Sipping in Bordeaux

Not usually known for its refreshing wine styles, but these Bordeaux wines are perfect for sipping in the sunshine. With summer in full swing, long lunches and balmy evenings call...

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Celebrating Welsh Wine Week

We’re always delighted to support the wines and vineyards of the UK, so ‘Welsh Wine Week’ (running from 2nd June- 11th June) gives us a perfect opportunity to highlight some...

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Bordeaux 2022 Right Bank

On day three of our Bordeaux trip, we said farewell to the Left Bank and moved eastwards to the Right Bank appellations of Pomerol and Saint-Émilion. Initial reports from the...

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Biggest isn’t always best!!

Biggest isn’t always best!! Choice – these days it seems limitless. With both new and established wine retailers popping up online, on the high street and within supermarkets, it is...

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Focus On Rioja – Do You Know Your Crianza From Your Joven?!

Rioja, as most people know, is a region within Spain, writes Tiffany Vernon, Wine Adviser in our Shrewsbury Cellars Shop. Any wines labelled as Rioja must come from within this...

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