Month: January, 2018

The art of resolve

As many are choosing what to relinquish for the New Year, Wine and Spirit Education Specialist Barbara Drew argues for an alternative approach – embracing a new indulgence that will last beyond January’s chill Resolutions, resolve. These words, to me, conjure up images of earnest UN envoys staying up, late into the night, to discuss […]

From the archives: Raymond Chandler

The classic crime writer who created Philip Marlowe, an iconic sleuth on page and screen, Raymond Chandler was a regular visitor to No.3 St James’s Street. This article – first published in the Autumn 1978 edition of Number Three – recounts the triumphs and troubles of his life on both sides of the Pond Those […]

The Wine Show returns

Tomorrow, The Wine Show returns to our screens for its eagerly-anticipated second season This time round, host Matthew Goode – him of Downton – will be joined by fellow actor James Purefoy as, from their Provençal base, they embark on an irreverent tour taking in vineyards and producers in the USA, Canada, Georgia, Spain, Japan, […]

Talking terroir

Our Spain Buyer, Catriona Felstead MW, caught up with Finca Allende’s Miguel Ángel de Gregorio to talk to him about his career and a seminal moment in his quest for terroir in Rioja The 2015 vintage sees the realisation of a project that has been in Miguel Ángel de Gregorio’s mind for 20 years, with […]