The best stories of 2018


blog top 5 most read 2018. Photograph: Jason Lowe

Photograph: Jason Lowe

We’ve published almost 150 articles this year, covering everything from pét nat to Port. As 2018 draws to a close, here’s a short-list of the year’s most-read features

Bordeaux 2017: a first glance

Our coverage of Bordeaux en primeur was as popular as ever. Here, our Buyer Max Lalondrelle offers his first thoughts on the vintage. Read more

Declarations of Port

After 2016 was mostly declared, our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave mused on the process of a declaration and the joys of laying Port down. Read more

The lion of Las Cases

Tom makes it into our top list again, this time looking at the property Ch. Léoville Las Cases, the name behind our new own-label St Julien. Read more

Faking it: the dark side of wine

Extracted from an issue of No.3, Philip Moulin’s long read on the world of forgery is fascinating; we recommend settling down with a glass of something good. Read more

Pét Nat: the trendiest fizz in town

Olivia Bodle shines a light on the world of pét nat – a fashionable style of sparkling wine that has taken the natural wine scene by storm. Read more