How I buy Bordeaux: Ben Upjohn shares his tips

In the first part of our series, we hear from Account Manager Ben Upjohn about his top tips for buying Bordeaux Which bottle has pride of place in your cellar? That would be a bottle of 1966 Ch. Cheval Blanc, more for sentimental reasons than anything else. This was the year that my grandfather, who […]

Ch. Les Carmes Haut Brion: vive la difference

We talk to Guillaume Pouthier, one of Bordeaux’s most forward-thinking and charismatic winemakers, about his quiet revolution at Ch. Les Carmes Haut-Brion. Type “Ch. Les Carmes Haut-Brion” into Google Maps and you’re in for a surprise. From the air, this dollop of green – surrounded by a criss-cross of roads, houses and a sizeable university […]

Focus on Ch. Berliquet: Bordeaux 2020

Swaddled by Ch. Canon’s vineyards and dwarfed by its reputation, Ch. Berliquet looked set to fade into obscurity. But, under winemaker Nicolas Audebert’s skilful eye, these 10 hectares of prime St Emilion vines have a very different future ahead. It’s early March, and winemaker Nicolas Audebert – like the rest of our locked-down world – […]

How to start a fine wine collection

In this article, first published in the Spring/Summer issue of No.3 Magazine, we talk to specialist Nick Pegna about how to start your fine wine collection. There’s no magic formula for building a fine wine collection. It takes time. Like a painting, it’s created in layers – brushstrokes – some things added, some taken away. […]