Month: March, 2022

What is Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

It’s one of the most important appellations in the Rhône Valley – but how well do we really know Châteauneuf-du-Pape? Our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW ponders just what – from Grenache to galets – makes the appellation so special   During our visit to Clos des Papes, Vincent Avril stated that Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the largest […]

A day in Gigondas

For a week in February, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW visited the Southern Rhône with our Buyers Catriona Felstead MW and Georgina Haacke. Here, he shares some of his favourite moments from his visit to Gigondas. For some, Gigondas has the reputation of merely being a mini-Châteauneuf-du-Pape. While it is true that both appellations […]

Drinking Well Episode 2: Italy

Drinking Well is the podcast designed to help you enjoy and shape your wine collection. In our first series, you’ll hear from our expert Buyers and Account Managers as they discuss which vintages to withdraw from your cellar this year. We also explore the most exciting developments in key fine wine regions, as well as […]

A spotlight on our women-led producers

This International Women’s Day, we take a closer look at some of the talented women behind our favourite wine and spirits. It’s our raison d’être to bring our customers the world’s best wine and spirit makers, so it should come as no surprise that our roster of producers is filled with brilliant women. And although […]