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

Initial success: how to celebrate passing the MW

Today 10 new Masters of Wine have been announced – including our very own Barbara Drew. After three intensive years of study, we asked her what she’ll be uncorking in celebration of those two hard-earned initials…

How to make wine: sparkling

In the final part of our series exploring how wine is made, Barbara Drew explains the different methods that produce sparkling wine, including Prosecco, Cava or Champagne What makes a wine go fizz, or a cork go pop? Tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide dissolved in the liquid. The question of how the carbon dioxide gets […]