Spilling the juice on... Murdoch Hill
Murdoch Hill winemaker Michael Downer (left) is one of the most highly regarded young names in the business Down Under. Named the 2017 Young Gun of Wine (it's quite a big deal, Rob Mack and the Koerner brothers also won in 2018 and 2019), he's also cut his cloth at the likes of Vietti in Barolo and Shaw + Smith at home in the Adelaide Hills.
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Wine of the Week by Martin Diwald
Every week we highlight here a wine that we're particularly enjoying right now. Young winemaker Martin Diwald's "Luft & Liebe" Zweigelt translates as "air and love". We love it, you'll love it too.
Diwald Luft & Liebe Zweigelt 2018
A pioneering organic winery and a charismatic young free-thinking winemaker in Martin Diwald. Luft & Liebe means "Air and Love" and as Martin says, these are the ingredients for this red wine.
Every Zweigelt bunch is cut in half, or 'green harvested', in July to get looser bunches that will stand in better stead to ripen fully. Fermentation on skins for ten days then straight into old acacia barrels. No filtration, no fining and a tiny amount of sulphites added before bottling.
Merger with The Knotted Vine
In the summer of 2019, Red Squirrel merged with fellow small specialist The Knotted Vine and created the Graft Wine Company, a supplier to some of the UK's top restaurants, bars and merchants. We still offer many of our wines to the public here online.
Named 3rd best drinks supplier in the UK
We were honoured to be voted by leading industry professionals the third best drinks supplier to the on-trade this year.
Nutkin wine bar pops up in Haggerston
For a few weeks at the end of 2015, we teamed up with a number of chefs - including the brilliant Smoke & Salt (pictured) - to launch Nutkin wine bar in east London.
2013 to 2014
At a market near you...
Red Squirrel popped up selling wine at markets and wine festivals across the country.
It all began in Liguria
Red Squirrel was created as an importer and online shop by Nik Darlington in summer 2012 after visiting producers in the little-known Italian region of Liguria, wines we still have to this day.