Month: July, 2014

Weathering the storm: hail in Burgundy

As, once again, Burgundian producers are left to assess the damage wreaked by a short-but-sharp hail strike, Jasper Morris MW – our buyer who lives in the region for much of the year – weighs up the vignerons’ options for protecting their precious crop. Which job could be more wonderful than the life of a […]

What we’re drinking: English sparkling

With summertime in full swing – and, as a recent report shows, more sparkling wine being consumed than ever before – thoughts turn to the increasingly sophisticated pleasure of English bubbles. Simon Field MW ponders the charm of home-grown sparkling. To say that English sparkling wine has come of age is something an understatement; the […]

Win tickets to Wine School

To celebrate the launch of our Autumn/Winter season of tastings, dinners and events, we are offering you the chance to win a pair of tickets to a rather unusual Wine School event. For those who really love their wine – and it seems safe to assume that, as you’re reading this, you do – there […]

Cidre, poiré and Pont l’Evêque cheese

While Calvados needs little introduction, its key ingredient – cidre – is often overlooked. Here, Francis Huicq, our London Shop Manager, introduces us to an elegant, semi-sparkling version (and its delicately flavoured pear counterpart) made by favoured producer Domaine Coeur de Lion. Normandy is a wonderful region, with a coastline consisting – for the most […]