Month: November, 2020

Sweden’s High Coast whisky

We talk to Henrik Persson, CEO of Sweden’s High Coast to uncover what makes this small, forward-thinking whisky company so remarkable. Distilled on the 63rd parallel, Sweden’s High Coast whisky is a product not only of place but also precision. It is crafted by a gloriously geeky team. They believe in total transparency about the […]

Meet winemaker Olivier Merlin

Three decades into his career, winemaker Olivier Merlin continues to be a leading light in the Mâconnais. Winemaker Olivier Merlin has 35 vintages under his belt. He’s far from a “new” winemaker; in fact, he’s the most established producer in the Mâconnais, Burgundy’s most southerly terroir. And, while for some producers longevity could translate to complacency, […]

Barbara Drew MW on prestige cuvée Champagne

Barbara Drew MW selects the most memorable prestige cuvée Champagne enjoyed at various points throughout her career and personal life, and highlights a handful of bottles which would be perfectly suited to any festive celebration. Prestige cuvée Champagne: three words that are impossible to say without both joy and a certain smartness; a phrase that […]

Barbara Drew’s guide to Port

Barbara Drew MW breaks down the different styles of Port, from well-known ruby and tawny styles to lesser-known white and pink styles. It may inspire you to explore a different kind of Port this Christmas. Whilst steeped in ritual, Port is both an accessible drink, and, in my view, one of the best value wines […]