Island life: tracking indigenous varieties in Crete

Katherine Dart and Lenka Sedlackova – two intrepid MWs from our Buying team – have just returned from Crete, where they walked and talked amongst the vines at Domaine Lyrarakis – a producer determined to protect the island’s indigenous grapes Crete – with its secluded beaches, archaeological wonders and delicious food – is in many […]

Sir Lunchalot: keeping it cool

In the fourth instalment of our advice column, our in-house Agony Uncle advises on how to keep one’s cool in the heatwave – with tips on chilling bottles to perfection Dear Sir, It is unquestionably, unbearably, un-English-ly hot. I know we shouldn’t complain, but London transport is seething with very damp bodies; the fridge is […]

Advice: Sir Lunchalot

Our in-house expert Sir Lunchalot is on hand to answer all your wine and spirits questions. This month he advises on the world of decanters – from the perfect method to which shape is best for which bottle Dear Sir, My wife and I have recently tied the knot and are now enjoying all the […]

The remarkable whiskies of yesteryear

As we start dusting off bottles in preparation for our tasting on 1st June, Jonny McMillan from our Spirits team considers a couple of the very special whiskies set to be uncorked Of all the remarkable whiskies in our upcoming tasting, perhaps most interesting is the pair of 1968 Speyside whiskies from Macallan and Longmorn, […]