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 […]

Albariño: everything you need to know

As we release our first own-label Albariño, Buyer Catriona Felstead MW tells you everything you need to know about this fashionable grape When it comes to “trendy” grapes, Albariño is a rare case of one that has managed to transition from being a sommelier darling to an established name on the shelves of any self-respecting […]

Feliz Navidad: Rioja’s Christmas credentials

As 25th December approaches and planning begins for feasting galore, our Buyer Catriona Felstead MW argues that one region might just have the answer to any and all of the season’s food-pairing conundrums

Port: 2016 vintage report

The 2016 vintage looks set to be universally declared for Port – but why? What is it about this vintage that makes it remarkable enough to make it one of the top three of the decade? Here, our Port Buyer, Catriona Felstead MW, explores the unique set of weather conditions that has culminated in such […]