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  • Happy Birthday! Hannibal Brown Wines celebrates 5 years! 9th November 2017 at 02.13 PM (0 Comments )

    We can’t honestly believe it but Hannibal and the team popped the bubbly this week, celebrating their first five years of trading. Everyone recalls the summer of 2012 – the occasion being the wonderful phenomenon that was the London Olympics.  A  summer full of Olympic and Paralympic achievement, backed up with the over-flowing sentiment of […]

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  • Ice-cream & wine anyone? 6th November 2017 at 04.58 PM (0 Comments )

    Those of you ‘in-the-know’, or just simply local to Loseley House will be familiar with its history of producing the irrisistible Cornish ice-cream. From the milk of the local grazing cows, Loseley has been synonymous with this small delight since the ’60s and the brand continues its success to this day.   Question is, does […]

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  • Autumn Wine Harvest 18th October 2017 at 03.49 PM (0 Comments )

    The autumn of 2017 will go down in history, not for the exceptional quality that may (or may not) unfold in certain areas, but for the wildfires that have devastated the Californian wine regions of Sonoma and Napa, as well as northern Spain and Portugal.  In all of these regions, the fires c ontinue to […]

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  • Wine and Books – a perfect match… 26th June 2017 at 12.24 PM (0 Comments )

    Earlier this month, Hannibal and the team spent two weeks in the rolling countryside of Herefordshire.  We struck literary gold when we were invited to participate at this year’s world famous Hay Literary Festival – itself celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Anyone who hasn’t experienced this book festival simply MUST put it in your […]

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  • Wine & Personalised Wine Labels a hit! 26th June 2017 at 11.35 AM (0 Comments )

    Last month, we celebrated a third year exhibiting our wine wares at the world renowned Badminton Horse Trials.   Nestled in the Cotswold countryside, we enjoyed five days of wine chit-chat on our now, well established exhibitor stand inside the Rural Crafts Foodwalk.   It’s a fair old struggle to get wine stocks delivered to […]

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  • Personalised Wine Service – Hannibal Brown Wines visits Badminton 2017 25th April 2017 at 02.30 PM (0 Comments )

    As is usual at this time of the year, we are fast preparing for the first of our annual trips to the fabulous horse trials. Kicking us off, as always, is the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials from 3rd to 7th May.  And if we are well behaved, say our prayers everyday, with a bit of luck […]

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  • The best wines of Hannibal Brown’s Spring Wine Tasting 13th April 2017 at 12.58 PM (0 Comments )

    Our recent Spring Wine Tasting caused quite a stir last month.  Reason?  Well to keep things real and relevant, we decided to contrast the characters of Donald Trump and Meryl Streep with the characters of 22 of our exhibited wines.  We all know that Mr T likes to throw his weight around, enjoys being ‘au […]

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  • Hannibal’s Spring Wine Tasting… 13th March 2017 at 10.59 AM (0 Comments )

    As the spring sun beats down on this year’s stunning mass of golden daffodils, we turn our attention to our first wine tasting of 2017.. On Thursday 23rd March, Hannibal Brown will be hosting The Spring Consumer Wine Event, entitled,  ‘Trump vs Streep…. What factors influence a wine’s character?’ Just like Donald and Meryl, the diversity […]

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  • Spain & Portugal – unique wine regions or two peas in a pod? 15th February 2017 at 05.57 PM (0 Comments )

    Here’s a story that you might find interesting… Once upon a time, there was famous shopkeeper who took over the ownership of a biiiigggg, big shop in Knightsbridge.  He was an interesting fellow – short and rotund (that’s as far as the Mr Benn resemblance goes) with a funny accent, neurotic and lacking in sense […]

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  • Like it of loathe it….. say it with wine this Valentine’s Day 8th February 2017 at 05.22 PM (0 Comments )

    Like it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is here to stay.  And as with every other established event in our calendar, global commercialisation is going the whole hog this year and ramming it down our throats. I was in a (rather significant) store last week in the famed Oxford Street of London, where, to my […]

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