Month: February, 2014

Seduce with oysters and black diamonds as we serve up a light and luxurious Valentines’ Day feast

Our chef Stewart Turner – a man with more kitchen charisma than most – has designed a light yet mouth-watering menu guaranteed to set pulses racing this 14th February. We’ve got a show-stopper of a dessert to come too… This is a reworking of a classic dish from my days at the Connaught hotel – […]

Vintage Port – what’s drinking well

Fortunate enough to have laid down some decent Port? Tom Cave, our Cellar Plan manager, goes into his archives to find those bottles which are showing at their best right now. Anyone lucky enough to own Vintage Port from the decade preceding 1970 will likely have consumed their 1960s and be well into their 1966s […]

Vintage update from Bordeaux: what’s drinking well in your cellar?

The fear of every wine collector is that, in the quest for perfect maturity, carefully nurtured bottles can slip past their prime. Worse still, is the bottle opened in haste – too young to be fully appreciated. In a series of blogs from our buyers, we unearth those wines which are ready to show their […]

Rave reviews for the latest Jolie-Pitt production

Celebrity winemakers are often met with a cynically cocked eyebrow in the wine world but, as their second vintage launches, there’s no shortage of critical acclaim for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s 2013’s Miraval rosé. Last February, Hollywood super-couple Brangelina launched their debut vintage of Miraval. It wasn’t just the A-listers’ fans who were queueing […]