Rioja at a glance

Senior Buyer Catriona Felstead MW talks us through the different regions that comprise Rioja DOCa. She tells us there’s more to Rioja than its famous mature oaked reds.  When you think of Rioja, chances are you’re thinking of a very specific style of wine. It’s one of those regions that’s almost a brand name in its own […]

A closer look: our 2020 Provence rosé

The latest vintage of our Own Selection Provence rosé is here, made for us by Ch. la Mascaronne. Catriona Felstead, our Senior Buyer, takes a closer look at a delicious summer-friendly wine.   2020 Berry Bros. & Rudd Provence rosé What is it?  Our own-label Provence rosé is a dry, pale pink wine made from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, […]

Northern Rhône: under the radar

With its world-class wines, winemakers and terroir, the Northern Rhône is an undisputed fine-wine hotspot. So why does it continue to fly under the radar, asks our Buyer Catriona Felstead MW. There are only a handful of regions across the globe that can be considered truly iconic in terms of tasting and understanding wine. Bordeaux, […]

Rhône 2019 En Primeur vintage report

Ahead of our Rhône 2019 campaign, Buyer Catriona Felstead MW explains why 2019’s tricky conditions – searing heat and limited rainfall – have delivered glorious, aromatic wines in the North and exceptional wines in the South. Northern Rhône After the intense, late-summer heatwave of 2018, the vines in the Northern Rhône were wonderfully refreshed by […]