Spotlight on sustainability: Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

Thibault Liger-Belair is waiting for the moon to change. He needs it to bring new weather because enough rain is, well, enough. “It’s a waning moon, so we hope it brings the sun back next week,” he explains, holding up his biodynamic calendar (his “bible”). Thibault has been farming organically since he took on his holdings […]

Expert advice on visiting Bordeaux

This evening, the UK’s school children will be delightedly contemplating the long summer ahead. But, for many of us, our dream holiday isn’t yet possible. If you’re pining (or planning) for international travel, we have a bit of escapism at hand. Here, we talk with Adam Stebbings, of luxury wine travel company SmoothRed, about why […]

How I buy Bordeaux: Tom Cave shares his tips

In the last of our series, Account Manager Tom Cave draws on his decades of experience to share his advice on buying, and enjoying, Bordeaux Have you got a favourite bottle in your collection? I have a double magnum of three of the second wines of the 2005 first growths (I succumbed and traded Lafite’s […]

How I buy Bordeaux: Akiko Sakai shares her tips

In the second blog of our series, Account Manager Akiko Sakai tells us about her experiences buying – and drinking – Bordeaux, and the invaluable advice she’s been given along the way. Have you got a favourite bottle in your collection? It would have to be the 2011 Ch. Calon Ségur. The 2011 vintage was […]