We are continually grateful for your demonstration of trust in us by making Jascots your wine merchant of choice. As the year comes to an end and we look back, we think of all the orders made, bottles delivered and customers satisfied. Thank you for allowing us to be part of that. From everyone at [...]
Another good weekend in the national press so far as the Independent Newspaper Group was concerned. Not only did our…. Bellvale Pinot Noir The Quercus Vineyard, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia 2008 appear on Saturday…. But on Sunday we also had our terrific…. Bertrand Stehelin, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages [...]
Other than a handful of particularly busy and enthusiastic vintners, of which I’d like to think we are one, the wine trade is a fairly gentle industry in which the good people ease through the days, unburdened by the pace and scale of other industries and professions of our great City.
Oh no! Some silly sod, some oaf, some unfeeling blighter has gone and stolen that deliciously retro-expletive “cool!” Yup, it may be terribly 1960s or even 1970s, but, as an expression of approval….it always worked for me…..we’re going to the beach on Saturday = “cool”. We’re having a BBQ on Sunday = “cool!” I’ve [...]
Standing by all the colourful little beach huts along Frinton-on-Sea’s front on Saturday’s glorious morning filled me with an enormous sense of well-being and profound optimism…..something that’s been rather missing over these last winter months.Seeing the golden beach stretching out as the tide withdrew and the little people giggling and squawking in the [...]
Cor! Tasted this brute for the first time in February and summoned another bottle to give it a go the other day; thank goodness I was sharing a Chateaubriand with a vegan and enough chips to feed A Scouse Football Club courtesy of The Admiral Codrington, or, I’d have been sunk. On first taste, it [...]
There was cause for celebration in North West London yesterday morning when a small plot of vines approximately 3 hectares (7.5 acres) became the first internationally recognised Appellation for fine wine in London.The South East facing slope between Willesden Junction and Wormwood Scrubs was granted A.C. status by The International Terroirs Society (TITS) after an application was submitted by owner Jack Scott in August of 2008.“It has been a long road and there have been many ups and downs but for our vineyard to be the first A.C. in London is a great honour that makes it all worthwhile”.
David Round, Master of Wine and formerly of St. James’s posh Berry Bros and Rudd, not-so-posh H&H Bancroft and Laithwaites, joined Jascots in November 2009. Like the Trident Sub David immediately strikes you as being quiet but unexpectedly powerful.
David has immediately set about imposing strict discipline on purchasing, drilling down prices, stats and yields and ‘stress-testing’ every single one of our lines.
Very happily, the vast majority of our wines have passed muster and now it’s a question not so much of making changes, but, massively increasing the number of lines that we offer between now (March 2010) and September.