Chile – Life in the ‘vinous’ fast lane

Mention Chile these days across wine industry experts and you’ll find buckets of respect for what this country has achieved. It’s true, Chile has been producing wine since the Spanish conquistadors pitched up in the 1600s, tempted by just how perfect the growing conditions were for making wine.  Surrounded by the Andes on one side, […]

Boom! A flying winemaker that can write too!

The power of social media has meant that the great flying winemaker John Weeks and I are back in contact and working together again for the first time in many years.  What’s more, he’s agreed to join us at 3.30am (his time, not ours) for next week’s Lockdown Live! event, entitled Boom, Boom, Barossa! when we’ll […]

LockdownLive with special guest Ernst Loosen, Villa Wolf Winery

Wow!  We had a blast with Ernie Loosen last night, who joined us for our latest LockdownLive! stream via Facebook and YouTube.  Take a look here> Since the lockdown commenced, our external events have been cancelled and so we took to the social media channels to reach out to friends, customers and anyone interested in […]

5 minutes of old footage – Port wine transportation on the Douro

On the back of last night’s Lockdown Live! wine session entitled “Don’t mind if I Douro”, we were nattering about, funnily enough, the Douro valley in Portugal.  How things have changed in the last hundred years.  Back in the day, the Douro river was a fast moving river that required the skill and bravery of […]

Summer Sunday Sessions

It’s summertime! Get out there, catch up with friends and family and enjoy the sunshine! Our Thursday Lockdown Live! events continue throughout the summer (19h00 BST).  But for now we say “Cheerio” to our Sunday Sessions, giving you time to get out there and explore. A huge thank you to everyone who has joined us […]

Rock ‘n Roll – Bon Jovi blasts into Rosé …

Yup, you heard it right, and we’ve just started listing it. For those of you who know us well, you’ll know that Hannibal’s World HQ is based in the heart of Worcester Park, right round the corner from our very own ‘Hamptons’ residence (it’s true, there is a lookie-likie Hamptons in Worcester Park!). And so […]

Move over Finn – Jordan Winemakers are coming to join us!

It’s hard to believe that we launched our live streams three months ago!  In line with the lockdown, twice weekly, we’ve been using Facebook Live! and YouTube to broadcast a light-hearted albeit informative natter direct from Hannibal Brown HQ.   Anyone who’s been viewing thus far will know that Finn the Mastiff has been the star […]

What makes wine ‘Vegan’?

Listen to Jude explain what makes a wine suitable for vegans consumption.

It’s Lockdown Live Curry Night – Thurs 14th

It’s Lockdown Live Curry Night – and a chance to win a bottle this evening!!!! So crack open the Indian wine (or whatever you have to hand) and join us at 7pm for Thursday night’s vinous banter.  Discover how amazingly wines can pair with Indian food.  You can even get stuck into our delicious canape […]

Small & nimble has its advantages…

I continually stop and pinch myself at the speed at which the world has changed since the early days of this pandemic.  It seems extraordinary to think that it was all but seven weeks ago that I was sitting in a restaurant – it seems like an eternity.   On the other hand, home cooking has […]

Live Stream – Thursday 16th April – 18.30 BST

Tonight’s Episode 2 of our virtual Spring Wine & Food Pairing – don’t forget to have a glass to hand!  Tonight, we’re covering: Adaras Albarino with Salmon & Beetroot Tartare, followed by Castelforte Valpolicella Ripasso with Asian-style Meatballs – delish! It’s gonna be a blast – see you later – https://www.facebook.com/events/626759497878074/

LIVE STREAM – Thurs 16th April 18.30 BST Spring Wine & Food Pairing

We finally pulled out the stops last week and dipped our toes into the unchartered waters of online live-streaming our wine & food event.  Our chosen platform is Facebook Live and we’re going to be back live on air this coming Thursday for Episode 2, at the slightly earlier time of 18.30 BST.   As these […]