The QPW Blog

Fun, frolics and interesting bits and bobs

Champagne A. Levasseur – New wines and reduced prices

Champagne A. Levasseur – New wines and reduced prices

Champagne A. Levasseur At QPW we are super fussy. We take our time seeking out the best organic, biodynamic and natural wines and slowly and add them to our rather special – we feel – wine list. Rue du Sorbier Brut NV, Blanc de Terroir Extra Burt NV and Ratafie de Champagne were the...

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6 fabulous new wines from Tenuta San Jacopo, Tuscany

6 fabulous new wines from Tenuta San Jacopo, Tuscany

As we approach the winter season we are seeking out rich and sumptuous reds and we have been fortunate enough to have found a range of absolute stunners from multi award winning producers Tenuta San Jacopo. We will be receiving stock of 6 new wines, 4 reds, all of which are all absolutely...

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Goodbye Primrose Hill Market

Goodbye Primrose Hill Market

Sadly we announce our departure from Primrose Hill Market. After 6 wonderful months we are calling time and would like to thank all out regular customers for their business and great feedback. It was a fabulous experience and we may be back next spring, but as temperatures drop and we ease...

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In the summer time, when the weather is fine…

In the summer time, when the weather is fine…

We are very pleased to announce the return of our Roulerie white and rosés after a brief period of being out of stock. Something summery for everyone with a dry white, a dry rosé and an off-dry rosé, all of which are quite delicious and well-priced in our opinion...

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Tenuta Lenzini

I recently attended a very interesting talk and tasting session at Cafe Comptoire in London’s Mayfair. Presented by Michele Guarino the tasting featured 4 wines, all of which were really lovely. The top wine though, the 2013 Syrah, was truly exceptional and quite unique. We will soon be...

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Is organic wine any good?

Is organic wine any good?

Somebody asked me recently if organic wine was any good. “Not necessarily” I swiftly replied. Indeed I went on to explain that I have tried some pretty awful organic wines in the past few years but the bad ones do tend to be at the very lowest end of the market and the exception...

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Château de Bel – Olivier Cazenave

Château de Bel – Olivier Cazenave

Olivier Cazenave is the most radical wine grower in the Bordeaux region. He entered the wine-making business back in 2003 in the midst of a downturn in the region.  “you would have to be crazy to buy a property in Bordeaux in 2003. Indeed, everybody talked about crisis, and still talking...

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Red wine makes women more fertile… and a plethora of other health claims you probably weren’t aware of

Red wine makes women more fertile… and a plethora of other health claims you probably weren’t aware of

Disclaimer: This article presents claims made by scientists and others around the world regarding the benefits of red wine. We present them in such a way as to be informative. They do not necessarily represent the opinion of Queens Park Wines. Where possible we supply supporting evidence...

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Czech these out… we take a look at 3 Czech wineries and the rather lovely wines they produce

Czech these out… we take a look at 3 Czech wineries and the rather lovely wines they produce

At a recent trade tasting we were delighted to be presented with a range of Biodynamic wines from the Moravia wine-growing region of the Czech Republic. Not previously familiar with these wineries we sampled away and were immediately impressed by 3 in particular and have since listed their...

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Sting and Trudy go biodynamic in Tuscany

Sting and Trudy go biodynamic in Tuscany

Far from being the latest fad, biodynamic wine really is gaining ground and becoming established as the future of responsible and environmentally-friendly wine production. Not only are organic and biodynamic wines far better for us than wines grown using harmful chemicals, they are grown in a...

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Nicholas Joly, The Wine Magician

Nicholas Joly, The Wine Magician

If you think biodynamics is all a bit bonkers, well, you probably don’t know the half of it. Dung in burried horns, lunar cycles, cosmic calendars and obscure druidic potions… it gets really quite bizarre. In this rather brilliant filmette, Vice Magazine goes to the Loire Valley to...

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Casa Belfi Colfondo – Biodynamic Prosecco

Casa Belfi Colfondo – Biodynamic Prosecco

Casa Befli Colfondo Prosecco Frizzante is a Certified Organic and Biodynamic Prosecco made in the more traditional method with second fermentation in the bottle. It belongs very much in the Raw/Natural wine category which is not our speciality as many Raw/Natural wines simply are not palatable...

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Wine thing leads to another… did the invention of pottery lead to the first wine making 8000 years ago?

Wine thing leads to another… did the invention of pottery lead to the first wine making 8000 years ago?

As scientists announce they have discovered evidence of grape-winemaking dating back 8000 years it seems our love of wine has been around even longer than we had thought. Though the earliest evidence of alcohol fermentation from rice dates to 7000BC in China, it has always been believed that...

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