Learn and Explore

Want to learn more about wines and spirits? Browse our range of articles on everything from blending Tawny Port to fine vintage Champagne, from the geography of Burgundy to a guide to the distilleries of Scotland. These introductions will give you an insight into the history, production techniques and stylistic differences of the many thousands of different wines and spirits we stock at Hedonism Wines. If you still can't find the information you need, don't hesitate to reach out via the contact us page and we'll get back to you right away.

If you're interested in learning about a specific winery or distillery - check out our interviews page - we've sat down with some of the industries leading distillers and winemakers for discussions as part as of "Hedonism Meets..." interview series.

A Guide to the Wines of Napa

Posted by Hedonism Wines 1 day 15 hours ago

Often considered the jewel of California and home to some of the most prestigious wineries in California, Napa Valley produces premium quality wines to rival the historic wines of the Old World. In this guide, we explore the superb quality this region has to offer, and cast a light on the history behind some of the best wineries in Napa Valley.

Our Top Picks for the Summer

Posted by Hedonism Wines 4 days 16 hours ago

Looking for that perfect summer wine or refreshing apéritif? Read on to discover our top picks and tips for the most refreshing and versatile tipples on our shelves this summer.

Discovering the rich variety of Italian wines at Vinitaly

Posted by Hedonism Wines 1 month ago

Read all about our trip to Vinitaly - one of the world's largest wine fairs and a wonderful showcase of the many and varied fine wines of Italy. The expo is an unmissable event for wineries, importers and retailers - a chance to source new wines, taste the latest vintages and catch up with old friends!

A Guide to Key Scottish Whisky Regions and Distilleries

Posted by Hedonism Wines 1 month 2 weeks ago

The nineteenth century French journalist and novelist, Pierre Souvestre wrote that, ‘Seen through the gold of old Scotch, life seems more beautiful.’ Here at Hedonism we are inclined to agree. Read on for a deep dive into the secrets behind the rather special whiskies and regions that Scotland has to offer:

A Guide to Italy’s Key Grape Varieties

Posted by Hedonism Wines 1 month 2 weeks ago

From Piedmont to TuscanyPuglia to Sardegna, Italy’s twenty administrative regions boast an incredible array of both indigenous and international grape varieties. Each Italian region has its own distinctive style and flair, much like the country's food. Despite this volume of "local talent", however, many of the most coveted Italian wines have embraced the influx of French grape varieties that undeniably produce impressive wines.