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Discovering Rioja: Tradition Meets Innovation

Discovering Rioja: Tradition Meets Innovation

A report written by Jamie Tonkin after a 3 day trip in the region after being chosen by Rioja wine board to be one of their official Rioja Wine Club members. It was a chance to see what is new and how things are changing in this surprisingly diverse and forward-thinking area.
Will 2024 be the summer of wine in a can?

Will 2024 be the summer of wine in a can?

We're a proud pioneer of alternative format wines!
Producer Spotlight - Diamantakis Winery

Producer Spotlight - Diamantakis Winery

For the Diamantakis Family, it was their love and passion of for high quality wine paired with their long tradition in viticulture, that motivated them to established their winery in 2007. Nestled in...
Rosé wine and food matching inspiration for summer

Rosé wine and food matching inspiration for summer

Food and wine matching inspiration for summer, with a rose-tinted, Cornish twist!
Rosé: A Style Guide

Rosé: A Style Guide

What to look out for when picking your pinks this summer!
Producer Spotlight: Avignonesi

Producer Spotlight: Avignonesi

We’re celebrating our links with fellow B Corp, Avignonesi in Tuscany, as we explore the theme of ‘This Way Forward’ throughout B Corp Month.
Keep It Light: Refreshing Red Wines for Hot Summer Days

Keep It Light: Refreshing Red Wines for Hot Summer Days

A useful guide to chilling red wines, and the wines to try it with this summer!
Harpers Wine & Spirits: The Best Indies

Harpers Wine & Spirits: The Best Indies

News of Old Chapel's listing in Harpers Wine & Spirits '50 Best Indies' 2024!
More bang for your buck: Our pick of the best Champagne alternatives

More bang for your buck: Our pick of the best Champagne alternatives

From bubbles on a budget, to stylish sparkling wines and zero alcohol alternatives, it’s time to think outside the box when it comes to fizz. 
Drink less, drink better!

Drink less, drink better!

Why a healthier January needn’t mean giving up alcohol completely.
What do wine merchants drink at Christmas? The 2023 Edition!

What do wine merchants drink at Christmas? The 2023 Edition!

From fizz to full-bodied reds, these are the top picks for special Christmas wines this year, courtesy of the Old Chapel team!
The Perfect Wines for Christmas: Inside our Christmas Day Case

The Perfect Wines for Christmas: Inside our Christmas Day Case

Get your Christmas Day wines sorted in one easy click! This case has been expertly curated by the team here at award-winning independent wine merchant, Old Chapel Cellars.