A Mother’s Day bouquet

With Mother’s Day in mind, we speak to florist Mairead Curtin from Rebel Rebel, who explores the relationship between flowers and wine, celebratory partners that are often closer than one might think Rebel Rebel owes its existence to wine. Over one delicious bottle around my kitchen table gazing at a bunch of flowers that my partner had bought […]

A masterclass with Domaine de l’A

At an intimate tasting with Côtes du Castillon producer Domaine de l’A, we unearth hidden treasures from this often-overlooked region of Bordeaux – one that garners attention for its approachable pricing and continual innovation. Alice Brandon from our Fine Wine team reports Within the rich history of Bordeaux, the Côtes de Castillon has often been […]

How to choose wine in a restaurant

Our in-house Wine School book ‘Exploring & Tasting Wine’ looks at a number of real-life wine topics. Today we look at choosing wine in a restaurant When you look at a restaurant wine list, it will help you to choose wines if you almost conduct a ‘virtual tasting’ of the wines in your imagination! Consider […]

What were you doing in 1965?

Occasionally a bottle tasted takes on greater significance, becoming something much more than “just” a good drink. Here Tatiana Humphreys, from our London Shop team, recounts one such liquid encounter Recently I participated in a special blind tasting. A group of us with two glasses, both filled with honey-coloured liquid, one a little clearer than […]