Welcome to 2016!!

December 31, 2015

After a rather busy Autumn and pre Christmas we have just re-stocked some of our most popular wines and imported several new finds from our Autumn trip to Macon, Bandol and the Rhone Valley. The new wines include Château Salettes Bandol Rosé 2014, an International Trophy Gold Medal winner at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2015. Check out the tasting notes on the website for more details and to see the new whites and reds on our list for 2016!  [read more …]

The Association of Small Direct Wine Merchants are supporting  Thame Citizens Advice Bureau at their 2nd annual Wine Fair on 14th November. Bordeaux and Beyond, together with 7 other merchants from ASDW will be opening some of their wines to taste before you buy at Thame Town Hall next Saturday 14th November. [read more …]

Just a reminder that Bordeaux and Beyond will be opening  10 or so of our wines  for tasting & buying at the 5th Lutterworth Wine Fair on Saturday 5th October – including our new find from the Rhone Valley, a Côtes du Ventoux from Domaine Vintur  Le Gentleman 2012. A superb 90 points Parker wine at only £13.00p!! [read more …]

We hope to see many of our loyal French wine enthusiasts at the Oxford Union again this year – a chance to taste some of our late Spring imports including a Decanter award winning Margaux , the 2011 vintage Chateau Haut Breton Larigaudiere [read more …]

Bordeaux and Beyond with 4 other ASDW merchants will be at Canons Ashby House , Northants NN11 3SD this Sunday from 11 to 5pm. [read more …]

Just arrived in the UK the 2014 vintage of Chateau de Fontenille Entre Deux Mers and the 2014 Fontenille Bordeaux Clairet – both made by renowned wine-maker Stephane Defraine at his lovely estate in Sauve just south east of Bordeaux City.  See our tasting notes for details.
Also new to our list this Spring is the 2012 Côte du Rhone Villages Sablet from Domaine Mavette and a [read more …]

Hoping to see many of you at the Spring Weybridge Wine Festival this Saturday  – 11.00 to 17.30 at The Ship Hotel Weybridge as previous years!  You will be able to taste and buy our wines by the bottle at the Festival rather than by the case as on our website so great value to be had if you want to explore the Bordeaux and Beyond range. Including the fabulous Domaine Carroir Perrin Sancerre and a great  huge ripe black fruit driven Bandol from Chateau Salettes ( only 15.5% abv so a real dinner wine!)


After highly successful evening wine club tastings, post Xmas stocks of a few of our most popular wines are on the low side  –  indeed we have sold out of our stunning Sauvignon, the  La Loge Aux Moines 2012 Pouilly Fume’ and so have the vineyard. Probably the best Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc we have found so far – a view endorsed by an American lady at a recent club tasting who claimed it was ” the best Sauvignon full stop!”

The good news however is that new supplies of the equally impressive 2013 vintage will be in our Bond warehouse by April, along with [read more …]

The first ASDW Thame Wine Fair is this Saturday at Thame Town Hall, High St , Thame, Oxon  –  11.00 to 5pm in conjunction with Friends of Thame & District Citizens Advice Bureau.  Bordeaux and Beyond will be there with 8 other ASDW merchants with over 80 wines to taste before you buy!

Meet us and 7 other  Association of  Small Direct Wine-merchants (ASDW) members at Brackley Town Hall this Saturday.  Open 12 noon to 6pm.

Organised by ASDW & the Rotary Club of Brackley this is a chance to taste over 70 different wines before you buy. Discover new wines mainly from independent producers many not available elsewhere in the UK.  See www.brackleywinefestival.co.uk