Month: February, 2016

Once upon a vine…

The people who manage to turn the dream of winemaking into a reality tend to be a pretty driven, creative and fascinating bunch. Testament to this is the fact that so many of the bottles on our list have amazing stories behind them. Here are five of the best… A tale of extreme winemaking (in […]

Essential ingredients: rhubarb

This month our Head Chef Stewart Turner highlights the versatility of rhubarb, with its mouth-watering balance of sweet and sour, while Demetri Walters MW suggests the wines which work with the season’s slender stems. On the table: Rhubarb comes in two distinct styles – the hardy outdoor-grown, and the delicate “forced” or Champagne rhubarb, which […]

Fine wine and fondue: ski-season wines

Much of the pleasure of a skiing holiday is found in the all-important pit stops, with essential refuelling (particularly with the scantily clad slopes of the recent season). As a wintry chill runs up the spine of the country, Ben Thomson muses the bottles that best partner a day on the slopes. One of the […]

Dear Bordeaux

Enraged by a band of Bordeaux-bashers, Guy Davies declares his love for the most famous and historic of wine regions, one that he believes offers surprising value and ultimate satisfaction. People are often surprised when I tell them that Bordeaux is one of the best-value wine regions on earth. This flies in the face of a […]