Month: July, 2021

Our team on their favourite barbecue wines

A garden barbecue is one of summer’s great social occasions. We asked five of our experts to share their top barbecue tip, as well as their favourite fine wine to match the occasion.    A Bordelais barbecue   What I cook  Getting the barbecue out back home is very much a special occasion, mostly due to my family’s […]

Three bottles to savour this summer

In the third instalment of our summer series, we asked our team which bottle they can’t wait to open over the coming weeks. They’ve each chosen a bottle that brings back memories from before the pandemic, from Mexican adventures to Icelandic storms.  A Mexican summer  After a summer vacation to Mexico, I fell in love […]

Introducing: Buyers’ highlights

Picture the scene: you’re in a restaurant and the wine waiter hands over the list. It’s the size of War and Peace: do you a) dance an inward jig of delight, and settle back to peruse what’s available, or b) after a cursory glance, turn to the sommelier for advice? Sometimes, too much choice is […]

Expert advice on visiting Bordeaux

This evening, the UK’s school children will be delightedly contemplating the long summer ahead. But, for many of us, our dream holiday isn’t yet possible. If you’re pining (or planning) for international travel, we have a bit of escapism at hand. Here, we talk with Adam Stebbings, of luxury wine travel company SmoothRed, about why […]