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  • Harry & Meghan – What wines will they choose? 15th May 2018 at 04.41 PM (0 Comments )

    In a past work life, I was more in tune with what the royalty chose to sip on special occasions – working for one of the wine industry’s warrant holders to the royal household gave me more insight to their preferences than most!  There is no doubt that the Royals are swayed by trends as […]

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  • Hay on Wine – here we come! 11th May 2018 at 03.50 PM (0 Comments )

    It’s that time again when Hannibal dusts off his camping gear and heads to the rolling hills of the Herefordshire countryside.  Yup, once again the Hay Literary Festival descends upon the tiny but perfectly formed village of Hay on Wye.  With one foot in England and one foot in Wales, the show attracts nationals from […]

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  • Pinot & Paprika…. wine & food to spice up your life! 10th April 2018 at 01.52 PM (0 Comments )

    On Wednesday 18th April, Hannibal Brown will be holding their first presented wine tasting event of 2018.  Hosted by Pam Gregory & Jude King at the Polka Theatre, Wimbledon, they are inviting the public to come along a discover the simplicity (and complexities!) of complementing spice-based food dishes with the right wines. As always, there’ll […]

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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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