Wednesday, 26 August 2009

News Updates...

New Gift Voucher Facility
We are constantly reviewing our website and hope to make it as user friendly as possible. Therefore we have amended our Gift Voucher Facility and are using the Paypal system. Recipients receive a redemption code and will need to have a Paypal account in order to redeem their voucher. It is simple to use, setup and is most of all, secure. Gift Vouchers can be redeemed against any English Vine Tour.

Private and Corporate Wine Tastings
Have a look at our new section on-line offer you private and / or corporate wine tastings. Themed tastings in your own home, office, venue tailored to your needs. Looking at a range of wines from classic regions or looking at a range of wines from the same grape variety or simply just for fun! Log onto -

With this in mind a new concept hot off the press is - "How To Buy Supermarket Wines". Having a dinner party, need help choosing or even putting your menu together then let me know, I can help!! With over 20 years experience in the wine industry and a great knowledge of food and cookery I am able to help you create that simple yet delicious meal, matched with great wines bought from a supermarket!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Taylor and Shroff Launch at Jali in Hastings

Well the day finally arrived and Taylor and Shroff was revealed to the waiting world! Jali played hosts with a sumptuous buffet and array of dishes. Once again many thanks to Jali for all their help, a further thanks to all the guests who came.

On the guests list were, Mike McCabe of Healys, Anthea Gerrie of Gerry Associates, the world famous TV Curry Chef, Author, Presenter - Manju Mahli, Tim and Sue Cobb from Cobb PR, Stephen and Jane from Hastings Borough Council, Sedlescombe Village Stores and Brian Sagar of Gaby Hardwick. Arrival drinks were Talylor and Shroff Red or White over ice and a dash of soda water.

After a few introductory words from myself, David Carr Taylor dispatched an empassioned presentation on Taylor and Shroff, it's creation from a chance meeting with Nainaz Shroff - three years of develpment in India through to today. Touching upon why Taylor and Shroff works with all hot and spicy foods like no other wine does. Being ushered along by Linda (Carr Taylor) the presentation over and the food began in earnest.

What a display of food - Chicken Tikka, Gosht Ki Seekh, Macchli Koliwada, Chilli Garlic Prawns, Bharwan Khumb, Badani Paneer Tikki, Chicken Makhani, Kheema Pasanda, Makai Mutter Palak, Dal and a variety of rice, sauces and chilli pickles. An incredible array of delicious food. Once the guests were seated we started pouring the rich fruit wines, Taylor and Shroff Apricot Wine with the more subtler flavours and spices, moving onto Taylor and Shroff Cherry Wine with more robust spices and finally Talor and Shroff Ginger Wine, which in fact was drunk with every course by many guests they loved it so much.

Jali is now the very first restaurant in the UK to be pouring Taylor and Shroff, our London Launch is to be held at Rajesh Suri's award winning Imli Restaurant in Soho on 8th October with possible further launches at The Curry Lounge in Nottingham and Indian Ocean in Manchester. For further information on Taylor and Shroff, Wines for Curry please contact me;
Ben Furst, 07787448506 or