Barbara Drew MW on prestige cuvée Champagne

Barbara Drew MW selects the most memorable prestige cuvée Champagne enjoyed at various points throughout her career and personal life, and highlights a handful of bottles which would be perfectly suited to any festive celebration. Prestige cuvée Champagne: three words that are impossible to say without both joy and a certain smartness; a phrase that […]

Making sense of Piedmont wine

Piedmont’s wines are favoured by foodies, and perfect alongside autumnal flavours. Barbara Drew MW talks us through the famous Italian wine region’s incredible depth and breadth Piedmont is one of my favourite Italian wine regions, with its rolling hills, autumn fogs and hearty cuisine. As with every region of this diverse country, the breadth of […]

Your guide to hosting a virtual wine tasting

You’ve fixed a date for your next online social, and got a time that suits everyone, fitting around work, Instagram Live workouts and bath time. You’ve decided to give the gathering structure by designating it as a group wine tasting. As the date draws near however, you find yourself wondering just what a virtual wine […]

The taste of music

We often talk about pairing wine and food – but what about music? Do you favour hip hop and Champagne or Bach’s cello suites with red Burgundy? After a revelatory tasting in our cellars, Barbara Drew MW explains why you should be thinking about the playlist for your next bottle