First Growth Direct Limited

+44 (0)156 678 3091 Lewdown, EX20 4QX
Great Britain

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  • OK, this is a topic that hasn't come up recently but has many times in the past. How to store wine in the house? Whether to refrigerate?  How to choose passive or refrigerated wine cellars? What kind of wine fridges are best?  Etc., etc.I was doing some real estate shopping in the Ventura/Santa Barbara counties area and ran across a higher-end h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How not to store wine


  • So happy to be amongst fellow oenophiles! I am a freelance copywriter, writing in the food, wine, and spirits industry.I am here to share my personal enthusiasm for wines, not for professional reasons.I live in Fargo, North Dakota, USA, where no one grows wine grapes to produce actual wine. I am just slightly better informed than a complete novi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • We love the middle man after all.  Earlier this week shipping website Ship Compliant published the results of a 2014 winery-to-consumer direct shipping study the site conducted. Among changes in average wine bottle price and an uptick in preference for Pinot Noir, the company also noted a trend in the size of wineries who ship directly to consum... Read More

    From the article Makers in the Middle: Medium-Sized Wineries Growing


  • I spearheaded this incredible custom design last month. The ambient temperature in my region is approximately 55 degrees throughout the day; ideal for harnessing the explosive potential lurking within this vast selection. The tight seal on this cellar door makes for the perfect, dank environment. I have plans to expand later this year. Okay, eno... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Lets see your AWESOME wine...


  • Due to popular demand (don't ask where that demand came from or you'll spoil my fun), we appear to need some new wine discussion topics.  This topic was only relevant to Thursday as a test case but was subsequently expanded to cover the weekend too.  What ever you bring up in this topic should either occur on a Thursday - Sunday, or it could be ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Thursday (possibly into and...


  • I noticed that OutThere purchased seven bottles of a particular wine at $14 and it occurred to me that it was a $100 purchase, and enough to last about a week.  So I got curious, and mentioned in the thread that it would be interesting to know how much per week people spent.  Well, Emark has better records and more time on his hands than I do, a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic You've got $100 a week to...


  • Just a quick posting on a tasting we did last week.  We've been celebrating our tenth anniversary, and I stockpiled 2001s.  Good thing it was a strong vintage in so many places.  Of course, the 2001 Gran Reservas from Rioja are, in some cases, just hitting the market and are terrific values. We celebrated with a bottle we bought in the first cou... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2001 Cal. Cab v. Bordeaux


  • An interesting column by Jim Lefevere at Forbes on the forces changing or representing change in the wine market in the US these days. He lists 10 dynamics:Wine consumption growthGeneration YThe global wine villageDrink localTechnology changes everythingBrand vs. landAlternative packagingResidual sugarWine and healthPolitics and the lawwith two ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Are these the 10 locomotive...


  • So I'm just wondering......what's everyone's take on the old screw caps vs cork debate....?  How would you best describe the role of each, and overcome perceptual barriers....? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Screw caps Vs cork


  • Yes, that is really me in the profile pic. P90X!Anyway, I just found out that I like wine. Who knew? I like Cabs the most. Drop me a note and say HI! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabs RULE!


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