How sustainable are glass wine bottles?

Since the 17th century, wine and glass have proved to be an enduring, unbeatable partnership. But why have glass wine bottles remained the packaging of choice – and what environmental impact are these having on the industry? Adam Holden explains. At our St James’ home in London, you can view the evolution of glass wine […]

Natural cork: the unsung hero

Carbon negative, recyclable, natural – not to mention the best possible closure for fine wine – there are countless reasons to love cork. Here, Adam Holden tells us more about why pulling a natural cork from a delicious bottle is a small, but important, step towards sustainability. Wine and cork have long been bedfellows. In […]

Summer showstoppers: Whispering Angel

If there is one style of wine that’s made for summer drinking, it’s rosé – particularly the perfectly pale, Provençal variety. Adam Holden shines a light on the iconic Whispering Angel, the most famous of Provence’s rosés   2021 Château d’Esclans, Whispering Angel Rosé, Côtes de Provence   What’s the story behind the wine?  Making the most […]

A tale as old as France

Champagne enjoys an unmatched reputation as the go-to celebration wine, built on centuries of festive associations. Adam Holden shines a light on the best-known historical moments which have helped to shape an iconic legacy.   Wine of kings For as long as it’s existed as a sparkling wine, Champagne has been inextricably linked to festivity, celebration and the grandest of occasions. Nothing ushers in a joyeux noël like hearing the unmistakable pop of that mushroom cork.  Perhaps the link is as old […]