Month: April, 2016

Bordeaux 2015: from the barrel

As the first day of tasting Bordeaux 2015 en primeur gets underway, Simon Staples considers the art of tasting wine from barrel and the new vintage’s potential. New moleskin notebook? Check. Thesaurus with highlighted alternatives to the word “blackcurranty”? (Don’t bother looking, there aren’t any, I just checked.) No white shirts, tan chinos or ties […]

Bordeaux 2015: off the starting blocks

As our team boards the plane for Bordeaux, our Chairman Simon Berry sets the scene for the 2015 en primeur campaign. I was in Bordeaux last July, just after Bastille Day, in weather hotter than I have ever known there. There were a few grumbles – vignerons are farmers after all, and no farmer will […]

Essential ingredients: wild garlic

With Storm Katie behind us, it seems that spring has finally arrived, bringing with it a host of new seasonal ingredients. Here our Head Chef Stewart Turner brings wild garlic into the kitchen and Demetri Walters MW proposes possible vinous pairings. On the table: When wild garlic makes its first appearance in the kitchen in […]

History in the weighing

As we launch a competition offering you the chance to step onto the scales at No.3 St James’s Street and win your weight in wine, we republish an article from the Spring 1982 edition of our Number Three Magazine, recalling some of the more famous tales surrounding our rather esoteric tradition of weighing. Although the old wooden […]