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 […]

From the archives: Raymond Chandler

The classic crime writer who created Philip Marlowe, an iconic sleuth on page and screen, Raymond Chandler was a regular visitor to No.3 St James’s Street. This article – first published in the Autumn 1978 edition of Number Three – recounts the triumphs and troubles of his life on both sides of the Pond Those […]