Month: February, 2019

Tasting Bordeaux 2015 in bottle

After three days of intensive blind tasting – sampling 264 wines – Philip Moulin reports on how Bordeaux’s 2015s showed at this year’s Southwold Tasting

The Southwold Tasting: evaluating a vintage

Every year the wine trade’s leading Bordeaux experts meet to assess the most recent vintage to reach our shores in bottle: this year it was the turn of Bordeaux 2015. Philip Moulin explains how the Southwold Tasting works and why it matters

What to drink with lamb

We asked Adam Holden from our Wholesale team – a man equally at home in the cellar and kitchen – for his tips on matching wine with lamb. Our friends at Farmison, meanwhile, have prepared a recipe that would make a fine feast for two this Valentine’s Day

How Champagne got its bubbles

The Champagne region wasn’t always known for sparkling wine. Sophie Thorpe uncovers how the region discovered the bubbles that made its name