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Client Focus: Cherwell Boathouse

Cherwell Boathouse is a quintessentially English, award-winning restaurant and punt station in Oxford. The restaurant often hosts tasting dinners, live music and comedy, and offers seasonal fayre. Cherwell Boathouse’s Sommelier Brice, recommends Allendorf’s 2018 Sekt Riesling Brut. A firm favourite with Brice and guests at Cherwell, this wine is a classic, refreshing, sparkling Riesling with delicate creamy notes and an elegant body. Noble yet playful, it speaks to all of our senses. The restaurant has been voted Wine List of the Year by the Good Food Guide, as well as by the Imbibe Magazine awards. To learn more about Cherwell Boathouse, visit;

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Iris Embarks on her Annual Wine Tour in Germany

As Managing Director of The WineBarn, an award-winning specialist German wine merchant, I embark on a wine tour of Germany each year to catch up with the talented winemakers we work with and taste the fruits of their labour. I also seek out new and exciting wines for our portfolio. This year, my mother joined me for the trip as she has the most atuned nose and palette in our family, so her expert opinion is always welcome. Day 1 We set off on Friday for our first appointment at Kloster Eberbach in Eltville, in the Rheingau region. Jasmin Baehr, the Export Sales & Marketing Manager of Kloster Eberbach explained the fascinating history of the winery which is situated in...

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Support the Ahr Valley

The WineBarn would like to express our deepest sympathy for those affected by the severe floods in the Ahr region of Germany. Intense rainfall led to rivers bursting their banks. The unprecedented rise in water caused devastation - over 150 people were lost during the tragedy, many people are still missing, homes were demolished and businesses ruined. The main business in the Ahr Valley is wine and almost all wine estates, or what is left of them, are located more or less in the immediate vicinity of the river, so have been badly affected. We have heard that one of the winemakers in our portfolio - Meyer-Näkel - have lost everything: bottles, barrels, cellar equipment, cars and machinery, which is...

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