Pinot Noir: The temperamental traveller

August 15, 2018

Pinot Noir: The temperamental traveller

Pinot Noir doesn’t play ball. Not by modern standards anyway. It takes a specific climate to get the best out of it. Cool and dry. Not to mention the soil. But it can also hold the biggest reward fo...

A dinner with d’Angerville

August 10, 2018

A dinner with d’Angerville

Each Spring, ordinarily in March the two joint agents for Domaine Marquis d’Angerville get together and host a tasting and lunch to launch and present the most recent vintage, in this case the 2016....

Top 7 summer cocktail recipes

August 6, 2018

Top 7 summer cocktail recipes

There’s a certain stigma surrounding wine in a cocktail. Maybe people have just not tasted a good one..? Perhaps you don’t want to use your favourite wine and that’s fair. And we don’t recomme...

New Release: Petrus 2017

July 31, 2018

New Release: Petrus 2017

Petrus 2017: A vintage report – Adam Brett-Smith   Yes, no frost… or, more specifically no frost damage from the severe cold on the nights of 27th and 28th April which did so much injury ...

Wine and cheese lovers rejoice!

July 24, 2018

Wine and cheese lovers rejoice!

We’re so happy that there’s an official day dedicated to celebrating wine and cheese. It really is still the ultimate combination. What makes it great, is that it’s so very versatile...

The woman who turned Provence pink

July 21, 2018

The woman who turned Provence pink

The term pioneer is often used loosely, but in the case of Régine Sumeire, head of Provence’s Château la Tour de l’Evêque and Château Barbeyrolles, the label bears no exaggeration. As one...

Spotlight: Dominio de Pingus

July 15, 2018

Spotlight: Dominio de Pingus

Peter Sisseck’s Dominio de Pingus “To make a wine like Pingus 2017 in such a difficult year is a result of a top terroir worked in a specific manner over many years . It is a combination of ma...

New Release: Château Trotanoy 2017

July 10, 2018

New Release: Château Trotanoy 2017

With the release of the 2017 vintage of Château Trotanoy, we take a closer look at one of Pomerol’s greatest estates. The History The turning point at Château Trotanoy occurred 65 years ago, ...

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: The Burning Chambers

July 9, 2018

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: The Burning Chambers

The first in a quartet, The Burning Chambers sees Kate Mosse return to Carcassone as Catholics and Huguenots clash in the Wars of Religion. It’s a truly epic tale of love and loss. Mosse joined us a...

Spotlight: Champagne Salon

June 26, 2018

Spotlight: Champagne Salon

Last week, we launched the latest vintage of our Champagne Salon 2007. Here, we look at the story of the man behind this incredible brand. Creating Champagne Salon The story of Champagne Salon’s cr...

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