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Articles by Paul Shanley

About Paul Shanley (23 Articles)
We are Paul & Louise owners of an independent wine shop in Muswell Hill. Offering unspeakably good wines - come and join the party

Uisge beatha

With long dark Winter nights ahead, you might be in the mood for a wee dram. Scottish single malt is the most popular premium whisky on the market. This was not always so. [...]

Feliz Navidad

Our esteemed editor tells me this is the copy for November and December which means it’s the Christmas issue – apologies to those of you who are reading this in November [...]

Coast to Coast

Ask the man or woman on the 134 bus about North American wines and they’ll probably tell you, correctly, that they mainly come from California. They may also tell you that [...]

A Good Year for the Rosés

If I awoke after 100 years’ slumber, feeling slightly disorientated on the time front, were I to sit in our shop for a spell, to readjust, I would certainly know it was [...]

Bubbles, pretty bubbles

Christmas is a distant memory, except perhaps when you look at your waistline and credit card bills, dry January is over and we have the Spring to look forward to with a few [...]

Winter Blues

It’s an odd business, writing copy a month in advance. On a balmy October day you find yourself contemplating Christmas, cold evenings, warming reds. You’re thinking of [...]

Quafflingly Versatile

As much as we love to splash out on a bottle of wine from time to time, to linger over it with a sumptuous steak or some fabulous fish, sometimes we just want a wine to go [...]

And what will you be having?

Prohibition Wines selection. I read an article recently that claimed most customers don’t want a wine recommendation they want to know what the retailer would drink. I’m [...]
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