‘South Africa… A fresh start’: a reprise

Catriona Felstead MW – our South Africa Buyer – reflects on how the country’s remarkable wine scene has developed since the abolition of apartheid. I found it fascinating looking back through the window of time offered by ‘South Africa… A fresh start’. It cannot be denied that, following the end of apartheid in March 1992, […]

From one year to the next

As vintners south of the equator are busy harvesting, Catriona Felstead MW – New World Buyer – considers the importance of vintage variation in sunnier climes. On this side of the globe, it’s easy to forget that the vintage in the southern hemisphere takes place in February, March and April. Areas of Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, […]

New World order

Catriona Felstead MW – New World Buyer for both Wine Club and the business as a whole – recalls the bottle that first drew her to wine, and outlines the winemaking regions inspiring her today My husband remembers things by football matches – he has an amazingly accurate ability to recall where he was and […]

South African promise

South African wines are having a moment in the sun, says New World Buyer Catriona Felstead MW. Here she explains why the country is so exciting right now (and why our Wine Club members should be especially keen to open this month’s delivery). There is a buzz around South Africa at the moment. It feels […]