Olivier Leflaive: Burgundy 2017 Vintage Release

September 19, 2018

Olivier Leflaive: Burgundy 2017 Vintage Release

One of Burgundy’s most impressive names, Olivier Leflaive is recognised as much for the consistent quality and style of its wines as for the sheer breadth of its range. This can be considered no sma...

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

September 10, 2018

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is the kind of book you find on a shelf in a holiday home, well-thumbed and swollen with seawater from trips to the beach. A sensational bestseller in 1994, it continues t...

Mid-Week Meals: Blanchette’s Lentil Vinaigrette

September 10, 2018

Mid-Week Meals: Blanchette’s Lentil Vinaigrette

We can all agree that cooking mid-week meals can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. And that occasionally (most of the time) those meals would taste a whole lot better with a glass of wine. We’...

The Tale of Champagne Delamotte

September 7, 2018

The Tale of Champagne Delamotte

“Tout dans ce vin est équilibre, force et grâce.” “This wine is an exercise in balance, power and grace” – Didier Depond, President Champagne Delamotte, Champagne Salon...

Spolight on Hyde de Villaine, California

September 5, 2018

Spolight on Hyde de Villaine, California

Hyde de Villaine: One of California’s most prized vineyards, drawn across the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. It took time and a lot of persuasion but, finally, common sense prevailed when two great vi...

Mid-Week Meals: Victoria Moore’s Hot Crab Pots

September 4, 2018

Mid-Week Meals: Victoria Moore’s Hot Crab Pots

We can all agree that cooking mid-week meals can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. And that occasionally (most of the time) those meals would taste a whole lot better with a glass of wine. We’...

Happy Cabernet Day!

August 30, 2018

Happy Cabernet Day!

It’s the last Thursday in August, which means that International Cabernet Day is upon us! Cabernet Sauvignon is the love-child of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, and can be found virtually e...

Vertical Skype Tasting with Hyde de Villaine

August 29, 2018

Vertical Skype Tasting with Hyde de Villaine

Ahead of this month’s release of the latest vintages, Head of Fine Wine, Will Hargrove recounts two vertical tastings with Hyde de Villaine’s winemaker Stephane Viver over Skype. Hyde de V...

Guidelines for adventurous drinking

August 20, 2018

Guidelines for adventurous drinking

“Red wine with fish. Well, that should have told me something”. James Bond may have recognised Grant as a fraud when he ordered a Chianti but these days restaurant etiquette is no longer so stuck ...

Mid Week Meals: Pisqu’s Quinoa Salad

August 16, 2018

Mid Week Meals: Pisqu’s Quinoa Salad

We can all agree that cooking mid-week meals can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. And that occasionally (most of the time) those meals would taste a whole lot better with a glass of wine. We’...

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