20 March 2019
Thomas Greenall founded Greenalls in 1762 - at a time when
London's Marylebone Pleasure Gardens were in full swing. Then, in the 1830s, a
Liverpudlian solicitor named John fell in love with Isabella, the daughter of
Thomas. They married, and John began working for Greenalls. Turned out
distilling was in his blood, as it has proved to be for his son, his
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19 March 2019
Working together in the corporate world, Al and Jim hatched a
plan over lunch to escape the rat race and follow their cider-fuelled dreams.
With the craft beer revolution already well underway, they made it their
mission to bring real cider back. And with that, Pulpt was born - a
pioneering, independent craft cider company, pulping and pressing their apples
from selected Somerset orchards.
18 March 2019
Les Vignobles Foncalieu are a
union of cooperatives anchored in the heart of Languedoc, France. Their
territory stretches from the Corbières massif to the banks of the
Mediterranean, from the Mistral- swept hillsides to the sun-caressed plains
between Carcassonne and Béziers.
A cooperative with strong
values since 1967, their 650 winegrowers cultivate team spirit, authenticity,
innovation and a shared passion, tending to 4,000 hectares of vines...
15 March 2019
Belvoir Fruit Farms
nestles deep in the English countryside in the idyllic Vale of Belvoir, where
they've been making fruit cordials and presses since 1984, pressing fresh fruit
and infusing flowers to mix with spring water.
Today, Belvoir calls on
the local community to help with the harvest, picking flowers from their 90
acres of orchards and from hedgerows in the surrounding countryside.
New this month...
14 March 2019
Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month is a tangy gin from Boe.
Boe are a range of premium, distinctive gins which are distilled in the village of Throsk ,near Stirling, Scotland. First distilled over ten years ago, Boe has won numerous awards at the International Wine & Spirit Competition and World Gin Awards.
Joining the shelves this...
13 March 2019
In 2002, Innis &
Gunn's Founder and Master Brewer, Dougal Gunn Sharp, was asked to create a beer
to mature in bourbon barrels to impart a sweet, malty flavour. This beer would
then be thrown out, and the barrels would go on to age spirits. But Dougal had
a brain wave;
What if it was the
start of something great?
Turns out, he was
absolutely right and...
12 March 2019
Kate, our Soft Drinks buyer's pick of the month is a lightly sparkling blend from Luscombe.
Since 1087 the Luscombe estate has been a hive of farming activity, with the farm making an appearance in the Domesday Book day book. Luscombe drinks have continued the estates story, crafting and perfecting their drinks on the farm since 1975.
New to Nectar this...
11 March 2019
New to our shelves this month is Fortaleza's Añejo Tequila and Reposado Tequila. Although they officially launched in 2005, they have 140 years of tequila-making behind them - the first distillery was originally founded in 1873, in the town of Tequila, in Mexico's western state of Jalisco, by the current founder's great-great-great grandfather Don Cenobio.
The family's passion for...
07 March 2019
Michael, our Beer and Cider's buyer's pick of the month is a refreshing alcohol-free beer from Peroni.
Peroni Nastro Azzurro has been an Italian icon since 1963. Using years of expertise and skill,Peroni Libera0.0% is a light-bodied alcohol-free beer, meticulously brewed with the same Peroni craftsmanship, passion and flair.
Drinking habits are constantly evolving and as customers opt for a healthier...
06 March 2019
Frobishers have been creating the finest fruit juices and drinks for nearly 25 years. Since they began, they've stuck by their mission to make delicious, authentic tasting fruit juices using some of the best ingredients from across the globe, picked and pressed at their best. They don't use concentrates or anything artificial - all of their drinks are fresh,...
27 February 2019
To celebrate Tiny Rebel's 7th Birthday that was on 14th February they have released a very limited edition Collaborative Can series!
Say hello to the 7th Birthday Collabs!
Tiny Rebel collaborated with seven breweries they've been crushing on hard for the last year (at least) to brew some absolutely stonking beers to celebrate another year in the biz. We've got them...
25 February 2019
Born kicking, screaming and moshing into the London beer scene in early 2013, Weird Beard Brew Co don't believe in being stereotyped. They love upfront, in-your-face, hop-focused beers, along with classic styles. They want their beer to satisfy, enthuse and be enjoyed whoever the drinker.
New to our shelves, Mariana Trench is a Transpacific Pale Ale with New...
22 February 2019
Born at the Canary Gin Bar, the Bath Distillery opened in 2013 - the city's first in 250 years. Check out their video and go behind-the-scenes below!
Don't forget you can view the range of Bath Distillery's gins here!
20 February 2019
At the heart of the Langham Estate sits the magnificient Bingham's Melcombe Manor house, Grade I listed and little changed since the reign of Edward VI. Acquired by John Langham in 1980, Bingham's Melcombe became the centre point for the Langham Agricultural Enterprise, today comprising over 1,000 hectares.
The Langham vineyard was originally established by John Langham on a very...
14 February 2019
Carlyn, our Spirits buyer's pick of the month is a spiced rum from Rockstar Spirits.
For the past decade, founder Thomas G Hurst had a dream to quit his day job and create the perfect spiced rum.
After two years, Pineapple Grenade Overproof Rum was created. The spirit is imported from Guyana and distilled at a strength of 65% ABV. When...
12 February 2019
Kate, our Soft Drinks Buyer's pick of the month is a range of delicious lemonades from Hullabaloos.
Hullabaloos' lemonades were created to make your customers smile. They keep things simple with their traditional methods and natural recipes, with each bottle being made by hand in the Somerset countryside using real ingredients.
Their efforts haven't gone unnoticed - 2017 saw them receive...
11 February 2019
In 2012, co-founder Hamish Martin and his wife Liberty bought a derelict
plot of land on the outskirts of Edinburgh, it was there they laid the roots of
the Secret Herb Garden.
The Secret Herb Garden has over 600 naturally
grown and tendered varieties of herbs that have been used in the production of
many wonderful natural products: candles, beer, wine, and herbal salts...
07 February 2019
Michael, our Beer and Ciders buyer's pick of the month is a fruity, tropical beer from The Five Points Brewing Company.
The Five Points Brewing Company is an independent company based in Hackney, London, brewing with a commitment to quality and the community since 2013. Their brewery and barrel ageing room is located in the Victorian railway arches beneath Hackney...
With a passion for craft beers and ales, founder Surj Virk
wanted to provide an alternative choice to the culinary habit of lager with
spiced foods and was inspired to create a refreshing, easy drinking ale that
truly complemented his favourite dishes.
to be a premium ale brewed here in the UK, Empress Ale has taken its
inspiration from both Indian and British Heritage....
06 February 2019
Founders Ed &
Robyn began Square Root Soda from their kitchen in 2012, selling ginger beer at
a local farmers market. Soon they began producing new flavours every week, they
enlisted the help of their 1920s delivery tricycle Elsie, and began peddling
around London serving the thirsty crowds at KERB street food markets.
by the demand for their soda, in 2013 they founded...
05 February 2019
Wimbledon Brewery was started in 1832. Their philosophy is to utilise the best English brewing traditions and brewing ingredients.
New to Nectar is their Pitbull Pale Ale. Brewed in collaboration with English Rugby legend Brian Moore, this is a special edition beer which fully deserves to share its name with Brian's nickname - Pitbull - a beer that is...
04 February 2019
Be in with the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to this year's Craft Beer Rising, February 21-23rd at The Old Truman Brewery, London!
All you have to do to be entered into the draw is buy any of Big Hug's beers from their range before Sunday 17th February.
Big Hug's Matt and Dan met whilst both...
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