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Hannibal’s Newsletter – September 2022

HANNIBAL’S NEWS  –  SEPTEMBER 2022 It was back to normal service at the beginning of the month – and our biggest event of the year – the Burghley Horse Trials.  With a three year break, we had no idea what to expect and so were delighted when the crowds flocked and the sun shone.   This […]

Hannibal’s Newsletter May 2022

HANNIBAL’S NEWS  –  MAY 2022 We are slam bang in the midst of our busy festival season – and we’re loving it! Fresh back from Badminton Horse Trials (the first event for them and us) for three years, we are delighted to report that the public proved to be a thirsty bunch after such a […]

Hannibal’s Newsletter – April 2022

HANNIBAL’S NEWS  –  APRIL 2022 The months really are steaming along!  The change of hour to British Summer Time in late March is always so gratefully received, but it’s the extended light hours that really take effect in April. And yet the weather is still doing the strangest things…. BUD BURST In late March, we […]

Wanna know more about Indian wine?

It’s true to say that Indian viticulture has historically had its ups and downs and with it the quality of the wine.  But these days, the winemaking expertise is worthy of mention and we’re as proud to bang the Indian drum as any other wine producing nation. Indeed India has a pretty long history of […]

Hannibal’s Newsletter – March 2022

HANNIBAL’S NEWS  –  MARCH 2022 After a (semi-) successful January of wine abstinence (yes, even we embrace a bit of the ‘Dry J’ thing), February brought with it an interesting shot at vegetarianism and I am pleased to report that, with the exception of the odd fishy inclusion, it was far easier to conquer!  “It’s […]

Everyone loves a spotlight…

It’s funny how much of what we do at Hannibal Brown revolves around our own worldly experiences.  Just this week, we took stock of some fancy new spotlights to light up Finn’s mudpatch (previously known as the garden).  For those of you who don’t know Finn, he is Hannibal Brown’s resident gentle giant pooch and […]

Hannibal’s February Newsletter – 2022

It won’t come as a surprise to learn that most wine merchants hibernate in January. With the exception of 2021 (a bonkers year of wine consumption brought on by pandemic lockdown), January falls silent, as the world comes to terms with December over-indulgence, over-spend and the dreaded New Year abstention plans.  Uggghh! But here we […]

Introducing Moldova

First thing’s first…where is it? Located in the Balkan region of Europe, in 1991 it declared its independence but from the 15th to 20th century was passed successively to Moldavia, the Ottoman Empire, Russia, Romania, the Soviet Union, and Ukraine. This is a tiny nation with around 3.5 million citizens, and it’s the poorest in […]

Hannibal’s October Newsletter – 2021

HANNIBAL’S NEWS  –  OCTOBER 2021 With a glorious September behind us, we can all sense the chill of autumn descending upon us.  And with it the subtle changes of mood.  We say ‘cheerio’ to our beloved barbecues and a wholehearted ‘woohoo’ to tasty  casseroles around the fireplace.  Out go the glugging rosés and in come […]

A little Latin and a great story…

Let’s face it, with the squalls of the last few days, autumn is definitely upon us!   And with that, it’s time to pull back on our stocks of the pink stuff.  Don’t fret though, we’ll always have our delicious rosé wines throughout the year, we just manage our stocks a little closer.  It is a […]

Hannibal’s News – September 2021

The Olympics seem like a long, distant memory, as do the Para-Olympics and they were in September!  But remember those blistering performances? And what seemed like an endless flow of gongs!  Well done GB, well done the world – what an achievement after 18 months of…. And then we turned our eye to the possibility […]

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 […]

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