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Hannibal’s News – July 2021

HANNIBAL’S NEWS  –  JULY 2021  There’s so much to talk about this month, it’s hard to know where to start!   It’s been great to see the Wimbledon Championships take place after last year’s cancellation.  As Wimbledon is the home of Hannibal Brown, we take a keen interest in the tournament and could not help notice […]

July Recipe

Smoked Paprika, Tomato & Garlic Dip with Crostini Sometimes, using up what’s left in the fridge leads to something that stops you dead in your tracks.  How astonished were we when we put this number together and accompanied it with Cotes du Rhone Rose from Georges Darriaud, a deliciously dry, full-flavoured rose wine from southern France.  […]

Talking to BBC Radio Surrey!

The other day, we were invited to join Radio Surrey’s Breakfast Presenter, Lesley McCabe for a good old natter about the weird transition from ‘real life’ tastings to virtual wine tastings during 2020.   Who would ever have imagined how popular and successful they would be, broadcasting via a Zoom platform to anything from a small […]


A wine river in the making?

It’s kind of odd, isn’t it – there we all were, in a state of lockdown, wondering at the extent of the loo roll run.  (The sensible folk amongst us paid little attention.)  And as we sat in our gardens on the warm spring evenings with just our neighbours to chat to, we were all […]


Chile – Life in the ‘vinous’ fast lane

Mention Chile these days across wine industry experts and you’ll find buckets of respect for what this country has achieved. It’s true, Chile has been producing wine since the Spanish conquistadors pitched up in the 1600s, tempted by just how perfect the growing conditions were for making wine.  Surrounded by the Andes on one side, […]


Boom! A flying winemaker that can write too!

The power of social media has meant that the great flying winemaker John Weeks and I are back in contact and working together again for the first time in many years.  What’s more, he’s agreed to join us at 3.30am (his time, not ours) for next week’s Lockdown Live! event, entitled Boom, Boom, Barossa! when we’ll […]