Tasting Bordeaux 2015 in bottle

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Ch. Leoville Barton, St Julien, one of the stars of the Southwold Tasting this year. Photograph: Jason Lowe

Ch. Léoville Barton, St Julien, one of the stars of the Southwold Tasting this year. Photograph: Jason Lowe

After three days of intensive blind tasting – sampling 264 wines – Philip Moulin reports on how Bordeaux’s 2015s showed at this year’s Southwold Tasting

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Category: Bordeaux Wine

The Southwold Tasting: evaluating a vintage

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Bordeaux 2015, Southwold Tasting. Photograph: Jason Lowe

Photograph: Jason Lowe

Every year the wine trade’s leading Bordeaux experts meet to assess the most recent vintage to reach our shores in bottle: this year it was the turn of Bordeaux 2015. Philip Moulin explains how the Southwold Tasting works and why it matters

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Category: Bordeaux Wine

What to drink with lamb

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Farmison's herb-crusted rack of lamb

Farmison’s herb-crusted rack of lamb

We asked Adam Holden from our Wholesale team – a man equally at home in the cellar and kitchen – for his tips on matching wine with lamb. Our friends at Farmison, meanwhile, have prepared a recipe that would make a fine feast for two this Valentine’s Day

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Category: Miscellaneous

How Champagne got its bubbles

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The Champagne region wasn’t always known for sparkling wine. Sophie Thorpe uncovers how the region discovered the bubbles that made its name

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Category: Champagne and Sparkling Wine,Miscellaneous