What to drink with lamb

We asked Adam Holden from our Wholesale team – a man equally at home in the cellar and kitchen – for his tips on matching wine with lamb. Our friends at Farmison, meanwhile, have prepared a recipe that would make a fine feast for two

On the table: Typing Room

This month we sent Adam Holden out of his comfort zone, forcing him to abandon the city centre to seek out one of East London’s very best restaurants – Bethnal Green’s much-acclaimed Typing Room. There’s been a marked shift in the London food and drink scene in the last 10 years or so, a seemingly […]

Come fly with me

As many of us are boarding planes to more exotic destinations, eagerly savouring that first in-flight sip, Adam Holden explains how our palates change at altitude, and thus the essential considerations for on-board consumption. I like to have a glass of wine when I fly, perhaps even a couple. Well, actually, since you’re offering, just keep […]

Sulphur: the enemy of terroir? Nay

With the trend for natural wine continuing, this month’s debate focuses on one of the geekier elements at play – sulphur dioxide. Today Adam Holden claims that SO2 is essential to quality winemaking and not nearly as ruinous as its reputation. The term ‘Contains Sulphites’ became a regular fixture on wines from 2002 (Council regulation […]