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 [...]
It caused quite a stir at our 20th Anniversary Tasting last week, but, by gum our 21 year old Châteauneuf-du-Pape, was something seriously special at my Jascots Wine Championship (The Legendary Corporate Wine Event) the other evening. The blind tasting started with a drop of Soave, our fabulous new White Graves, Chateau Pont de Brion [...]
Here I am sitting very peacefully watching the box, ‘looking in’ as my Grandfather curiously called it, watching something a little bit heavy more out of interest and education than entertainment. I mean, you wouldn’t watch ‘The Baader Meinhof Complex’ for light relief now, would you? The über aggressive tactics of the Urban Guerilla group, the Freedom [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Here we are on a Eurostar Train in the Chunnel en route back from the Bordeaux 2009 en primeur tastings and there’s a jolly poster, albeit slightly out of date now, celebrating the centenary of Bleriot’s crossing of the English Channel in a fragile little plane in 1909 as well as the wonderful history shared between [...]
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”.