A taste of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s feminine side

Isabel Ferrando – who exudes a potent combination of elegance, charm and authority – is the women behind the magnificent wines of Domaine St Préfert. At our recent Rhône tasting, Isabel revealed her highlights of 2012 (it’s not all about the top end) and how she’s making wines to suit the more modern lifestyle. This […]

Could this be the most enthusiastic man in wine? An interview with Olly Smith

Olly Smith, wine aficionado, bon viveur, TV presenter and the most effervescent of the Three Wine Men, took some time between filming vinous road-trips and drawing corks to speak to us about his mission to kindle our nation’s love of wine, his predictions for next-big-region and why Oz is a National Treasure. Olly, most people […]

Do you care how many calories are in your wine?

In an interesting piece in today’s edition of ‘The Times’, writer Patrick Kidd discusses the recent trend for stating the calorie content on the back label of wine bottles. But is it really something consumers want to see? Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Mark Pardoe MW argues not… Calories are creeping up on us, and there […]

Rave reviews for the latest Jolie-Pitt production

Celebrity winemakers are often met with a cynically cocked eyebrow in the wine world but, as their second vintage launches, there’s no shortage of critical acclaim for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s 2013’s Miraval rosé. Last February, Hollywood super-couple Brangelina launched their debut vintage of Miraval. It wasn’t just the A-listers’ fans who were queueing […]