Month: September, 2023

Going solo: single cask whiskies

The Scotch whisky industry has been built on a bedrock of blends. Yet single cask bottlings are becoming more prevalent. Barbara Drew MW explains what single casks are, and why they’re so special.   Whisky, it’s said, is about the art of the blend. Around 90% of all Scotch whisky is blended whisky and there is […]

Provence rosé for rain or shine

Refreshing, bone-dry rosé is often associated with sunny al fresco feasts. But Victoria Bull from our Buying team believes a bottle of our Own Selection Provence Rosé is equally delicious huddled with a good friend under an umbrella. Below, she tells us more about why our rosé is one of her firm favourites – and […]

La Place de Bordeaux: a world of wine in our cellars

Recently, we welcomed over 40 producers to our cellars for a unique customer tasting. They came from all corners of the fine wine world, from Chile to New Zealand – and many places in between. Their wines are currently being sold via La Place de Bordeaux. Below, you’ll find a few highlights from the tasting, […]

Our 325 Ride

Earlier this month, a 36-strong peloton of colleagues, producers and friends took on an extraordinary challenge: cycling 325 miles to Champagne, to raise £325,000 for My Name’5 Doddie. Here, we hear from the brains behind the ride and our Buyer, Davy Żyw, on the reasons behind the ride and the challenges they faced day-to-day on […]