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Are You feeling Lucky?

 It’s pretty cold out there, isn’t it? Dreich and nasty. Well if you need cheering up, would you take a look at this case of beer? I bet you would like to have a few of these beauties waiting for you at home. To raise a bit of cash for the local foodbank we are […]

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This will put Jerez on your chest.

  This could mess up your Monday morning if you’re not careful so make sure to line your stomach well and drink plenty of fluids beforehand. Come join us  down the road at Little Fitzroy on Sunday December 1st where we will showcase a bunch of boozy fortified wines, just as the nights turn proper wintry […]

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IT’S OUR FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY!

It was recently pointed out to me that my wife and I opened the doors of Cornelius at the start of November 2004. Now this seems as good an excuse as any to treat ourselves to a big end of year blow-out. We normally have some sort of Christmas tasting/dinner this time of year, so […]

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Rieslings to Be Cheerful.

(Yes, it’s a fairly obvious pun, but sod it- it’s late on Saturday and we’re well behind schedule with this) Come join us  down the road at Little Fitzroy on Sunday November 3rd, where we will showcase half a dozen of the very best rieslings in the world (all German, natch) Mark spent a week […]

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The Old Masters

I’m writing this on the first Saturday of the festival and once again I’m perplexed at how little impact the worlds biggest arts festival has on our little neighbourhood of Easter Road (seriously, we are at most half a mile from the action and there is naff all going on around here) This is not […]

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Let’s Be Natural

I know it might not look like it, but Mark and myself have been very busy this week. What prompted this sudden burst of activity is the opening of our new neighbourhood grocery, Easter Greens. Although not vegan myself (like many of us, I’ve flirted with vegetarianism- but I’m never going to give up cheese) […]

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Portugal (again!)

Okay, it’s been far too long since we’ve done one of these. Let’s all go to the Walnut, have a lovely meal and let me bore you with some wine chat. I was lucky enough to visit three brilliant Portuguese wineries at the start of May and I’ve brought back some astonishingly good new booze […]

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HUZZAH!

  Uncharacteristically and unbelievably I am the bearer of glad tidings. After a couple of months of being short of both staff and cash, we are (possibly) on the brink of getting our shit together. You could almost say that Cornelius Beer & Wine is “Bouncing Back” (and I didn’t even have to drive to […]

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I Should Cocoa

Although a business should always endeavour to cater for its most knowledgeable customers, it’s far more important to make sure you are accessible to the casual, regular punter who is going to provide you with the vast bulk of your income. Sometimes I forget this and stuff the shelves with high-end, esoteric booze which attracts […]

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Gettin’ Jaggy With It.

I think we are in broad agreement that the 21st century has had a pretty rough first couple of decades. Our institutions, finances, social fabric and bodies have all aged terribly these last few years. But few things have changed quite like the public perception of cider has. When I was a child “cider” meant […]

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