Month: January, 2021

Burgundy 2019: the value of patience

As our Burgundy 2019 En Primeur offer continues apace, Burgundy specialist Will Heslop extolls the virtues of patience in building a fine wine collection.  Burgundy: a land that time forgot, divided into miniscule plots of vines, perpetually shrouded in mist and tended with monastic devotion by crooked-backed vignerons. Through some alchemy passed down from generation to generation, their […]

An interview with Daftmill’s Francis Cuthbert

Francis Cuthbert, distiller, farmer, and co-founder of Daftmill in Fife, joins Jonny McMillan to talk malt, peat, Covid, selling the kids and when, if ever, he’ll celebrate Daftmill’s success. JM: It’s been nearly three years since the first Daftmill release; how do you feel about the distillery’s growing cult status? FC: Cult status? Yes, the […]

Jasper Morris MW: Why I love Burgundy

Jasper Morris MW, one of Burgundy’s leading critics and fine wine voices, explains the enduring allure of this remarkable region. My 40-year love affair with Burgundy shows no signs of dwindling. As I – and some of the wines in my cellar – grow older, I’m mindful that age, in wine at least, can be a good […]

Burgundy 2019: the buyer’s cellar

As our Burgundy Buyer, Adam Bruntlett spends his days sourcing wines destined for other people’s cellars. Here, he gives us an insider’s look at his own Burgundy collection.     My relationship with Burgundy began 10 years ago, when I started visiting growers regularly to taste their wines from barrel. Some vignerons would follow the new vintage by pouring a more mature wine blind, inviting […]