Month: November, 2015

South Africa’s new wave

While life in the wine trade isn’t necessarily as entertaining as it sounds, or so Damian Carrington – Agency Director of Fields, Morris & Verdin – tries to tell his friends; here he reports on the new wave of producers in South Africa, a country whose vinous prospects are as exciting as can be, and […]

Clearing out the cellar

In a new post our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave emphasises the importance of not just building, but enjoying, ones cellar – withdrawing wines from storage, savouring their development, and enjoying them before their peak drinking window has somehow passed you by. Autumn and the season’s longer evenings prompt a need to review ones wine […]

Notes on a vest-pocket list

In the Spring 1970 issue of our Number Three magazine we published an article in response to comments made by Edmund Penning-Rowsell in The Financial Times, offering a defence for our ‘vest-pocket list’, the 2016 edition of which has just been printed. How much information should a wine merchant’s list contain? Ought it to provide a […]

‘German? It must be sweet – I won’t like it…’

Many wine-drinkers make this leap – and miss some stunning wines. Modern German wines range from dry and appetising to gloriously sweet… but which is which? In an extract from our new book, Exploring & Tasting Wine: A wine course with digressions, Catriona Felstead MW reveals all. Knowing what’s in a tall, elegant Alsace or […]