The Wine Centre

01206 271 236 A134 Colchester - Sudbury road
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The Wine Centre is run by husband & wife team Anthony & Janet Borges of Great Horkesley, together with Merrill Harrington of Stoke by Nayland, all of whom have a wealth of retail experience. Anthony is responsible for the selection of Wines, Beers & Spirits and is passionate about the role of an independent wine merchant in today`s world. We offer a genuine alternative to the mainstream of drinks found in the multiples and our uniqueness coupled with our friendly enthusiasm and the quality we offer is what makes us that little bit special. Our absolute aim is to give satisfaction. – Description from Dragac

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  • Most fairy tales have a happy ending but there’s a wonderful story that unfolds every year in the middle of France, bringing wealth and riches to the poor every time it’s told. And, as if by magic, the bags of gold grow bigger with every telling. Are you sitting comfortably?Way back in 1440 the Chancellor of Burgundy, Nicolas Rolin, decided to b... Read More

    From the article When we wine with purpose.


  • Most press trips are dominated by wall to wall tastings and seminars run at an unforgiving pace topped with long days, little sleep and no down time to reflect or gather thought. Inevitably the result is a fuzzy memory of the wines and more frustratingly, a journey home searching for that all important sense and feeling of place. Whilst organise... Read More

    From the article A Washington Winery Worth Watching


  • Domaine de Bellevue Saint-Pourcain 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.winesensations.co.uk. Saint Pourcain is an appellation created in 2009,although viticulture here has a history going back to at least the Romans,for red,white and rose wines from 19 communes around the small town of that name.This is located in the Auvergne region almost in the centre of ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • The beginningWe were at Georges on Waymouth at 10 Waymouth Street in the centre of Adelaide, conveniently across the Road from my officeMy Guests Ryan Klose a client and also a Barossa Grape Grower with family Shiraz grapes going into Rockford Basket Press and my oldest son MichaelStarted with a Peroni Legere [mid strength] to wash down the days... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • With springtime upon us, wine enthusiasts around the world are looking to squeeze a French vineyard into their European holiday. “Is it possible to catch the spirit of Bordeaux in a couple of days?” With careful planning the answer’s “yes”.   I accompanied twelve CEO’s on a corporate two day ‘jolly’, sorry ‘educational visit’ to the vineyards of... Read More

    From the article Bordeaux or Bust!


  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • Can you imagine going to a restaurant and ordering food you’d never heard of, shelling out for a theatre ticket without having some idea of what the show was about, or choosing a dress you didn’t even like? Of course not. But that’s what happens when it comes to wine. Sadly, most people haven’t a clue what they’re buying; the price tag, an attra... Read More

    From the article Is the wine world shutting you out?


  • According to the experts, wine tourism attracts a large number of domestic and overseas visitors in Spain (one of the most popular destinations around the world) and the figures can grow in such country during the next months thanks to its amazing infraestructures and tourist attractions in the main areas where people can taste the local wine pr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Rise of wine tourism in Spain...


  • Thank you Richard, great advise.. I will probably skip the coast region on this trip (Muscadet), already lots of driving and enough to do and drink in centre and eastern Loire. I am in France almost every year lately as my mother lives in Germany half an hour from the french border (and 20 minutes from the Mosel!!). So there will be another poss... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Loire Valley in July


  • Hi everybody, haven´t posted for a while... too busy drinking wine.Anyway, I have a trip to the Loire Valley coming up in July. We will stay 4 nights in Saumure and 2 nights in Sancerre. Anybody has ideas of which winemakers to visit? I like Pinots, Sauvignon Blanc, some Cabernet Franc and wouldn´t mind visiting a good Cremant maker. Anybody bee... Read More

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