Month: November, 2019

The comfort of Claret

There are few things more reassuring – or quintessentially British – than Claret. Philip Moulin – a man more devoted to Bordeaux than most – argues that the region’s wines are peerless companions for a Christmas feast Over the years, I’ve had many people tell me (sometimes even those whom I trust) that red Bordeaux, […]

Burgundy 2018: an apprentice at large

With the 2018 vintage due to be released early next year, we sent Andy Harris from our marketing team to accompany our Buyer as he tasted his way round Burgundy. Here, he shares what he learnt about the region, its wines and the almost impossible job of a Buyer It often sounds like an envious […]

They came to No.3: Takanofuji

Over the past three centuries, a host of famous (and sometimes infamous) characters have visited No.3 St James’s Street. In 1991, one larger-than-life personality stepped on the scales: a sumo wrestler called Takanofuji Takanofuji was the shikona or ring name of Tadao Yasuda, a Japanese sumo wrestler, who is the heaviest person to ever be […]

2008 Champagne: tasting the prestige cuvées

The 2008 Champagne vintage is considered one of the region’s best ever. With most of the prestige cuvées now on the market, we asked Champagne Specialist Edwin Dublin to see whether the wines live up to the vintage’s reputation The 2008 vintage in Champagne undoubtedly resulted in some of the greatest wines ever produced from […]