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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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  • It’s Australia Day!!! Something you may not know… 26th January 2017 at 02.08 PM (0 Comments )

    This week saw the annual Australia Day wine trade tastings take place in the heart of London. Three great seminars showcasing Aussie wines in a different light and challenging the conventional assumption that all Aussie wines are big and brutish.  They are most definitely not – well, not always. Today’s blog takes a look at […]

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  • Still not tasted our wines? Come on down! 22nd November 2016 at 01.09 PM (0 Comments )

    Can you believe it?  Already the 22nd November; the first storm of the season has hit; Trump is still procrastinating over his team appointments and my feet are cold! If you’ve ever stopped to think about the seasonality of wine consumption, then it will come as no surprise to you that this is the busiest […]

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  • Wine & Cheese – yes pleeeease! 1st November 2016 at 01.15 PM (0 Comments )

    After the success of our Cabernet & Cacao wine & chocolate pairing event last month, we revert back to a somewhat more traditional form of serving wine…  so for those cheese lovers out there, join us this Thursday 3rd November and taste some of the country’s most incredible wines from the good folk at Orsom […]

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  • Wine & Chocolate – Cabernet & Cacao – a perfect combo? 17th October 2016 at 03.36 PM (0 Comments )

    Thanks to all those who came along to our Cabernet & Cacao wine and chocolate pairing extravaganza last Wednesday, the latest in the “Hannibal Brown Presents…..” series of wine tastings in collaboration with other local specialist businesses. Held at the newly opened Tara Arts Theatre in Earlsfield (none other than Mayor Sadiq Khan carried out the opening […]

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  • What a year for English winemakers! 6th October 2016 at 10.16 AM (0 Comments )

    As Euro zone wines gently increase as the pound falls to its 31 year low, let’s turn our heads towards our own home grown tipples… 2016 will surely go down as one of the most exceptional vintages in the history of English winemaking. With the majority of vineyards in the south eastern parts of the country […]

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