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Ida Weatherall on Burgundy

January 12, 2023

Ida Weatherall on Burgundy

A day in Burgundy – Tasting En Primeur  After four years working hard on the sales floor at C&B, I earnt my stripes to join Guy Seddon, Head of Fine Wine Buying, for our Burgundy 2021 en primeu...

Burgundy Vintage Report 2021

December 20, 2022

Burgundy Vintage Report 2021

Burgundy 2021 The 2021 vintage in Burgundy will be remembered for its three nights of intense frost and snow, from 5th to 8th April. Temperatures dropped several degrees below zero, shortly after a su...

Christmas Food and Wine Pairings: Picpoul de Pinet Les Vignes Sur Mer Maison Azan 2021 and Salt Cod Cakes

October 19, 2022

Christmas Food and Wine Pairings: Picpoul de Pinet Les Vignes Sur Mer Maison Azan 2021 and Salt Cod Cakes

  The crisp acidity and freshness of Picpoul de Pinet Les Vignes Sur Mer Maison Azan 2021 with the white fish and potato cakes pairs perfectly. Incredibly moreish, you’ll need plenty of th...

Christmas Food and Wine Pairings: Saint Albert Pacherenc du Vic Bilh 2016 and Alastair Little’s Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding

October 19, 2022

Christmas Food and Wine Pairings: Saint Albert Pacherenc du Vic Bilh 2016 and Alastair Little’s Panettone Bread and Butter Pudding

This recipe comes from the late, great Alastair Little who used to serve it at Christmas time in his ground-breaking restaurant in Frith St, Soho. Coupled with the caramel marmalade of the Saint Albe...

Blended by Us

August 23, 2022

Blended by Us

You will probably have heard the word ‘blend’ used in many contexts – from tea and coffee to perfume or spices. And of course, wine. In fact, it’s more than likely that the wine in your glass ...

Vintage Report – Bordeaux 2021: Back to the Future

April 20, 2022

Vintage Report – Bordeaux 2021: Back to the Future

“Wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me you built a time machine…?” Marty McFly, 1985   Photo credit: Alain Benoit   It seemed that ‘climate change vintages’ were here to stay....

Easter recipes: Provençal Aubergines with Tomato

April 5, 2022

Easter recipes: Provençal Aubergines with Tomato

Régine Sumeire was one of the first women winemakers in Provence and an early pioneer of its infamous pale, ethereal style of rosé. As well as being instrumental in propelling Provence rosé towards...

Bordeaux En Primeur – the basics

April 4, 2022

Bordeaux En Primeur – the basics

Spring — bluebells, birdsong and of course, Bordeaux. Now as much as we rejoice at winter’s end and relish the prospect of longer days, warmer weather and the sights and sounds of a new season, at...

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