Three fine wines to drink this summer

In the second instalment of our summer fine wine series, we asked three of our experts which bottles they’ll be savouring over the next couple of months. From a lush Meursault to a delicate Saumur Blanc, discover the wines which have inspired our team.  2018 Meursault, Benjamin Leroux, Burgundy   I remember the first time I […]

Amongst the vines in Hambledon

Hambledon Vineyard are the makers of our Own Selection English wines. In late May, we visited their Hampshire vineyard to meet their winemakers and uncover the processes behind the wines.  Hambledon Vineyard lays claim to being England’s oldest commercial vineyard, dating back to 1952. It’s located in an idyllic part of Hampshire, less than half an hour from the South Coast.  The closest station […]

Three fine wines to drink this summer

With summer on the horizon, we asked three of our experts which wines they’ll be uncorking over the coming months. They’ve each selected a wine of special importance to them – whether they recall memories of past travels, moments of discovery or the simple pleasure of a delicious drop on a lockdown evening. Ethereal, New World Pinot   […]

Bérénice Lurton on making Asphodèle

Bérénice Lurton inherited Ch. Climens, a Sauternes powerhouse, from her father in 1992. We speak to her about her dry white Bordeaux, Asphodèle.   The fields of Homer’s underworld are strewn with asphodels, whose delicate white petals have long been associated with death.   Unlikely associations, then, for Ch. Climens’ latest wine, a dry white Bordeaux with only two vintages behind it. Asphodèle is born of Bérénice Lurton’s collaboration with Sancerre winemaker Pascal Jolivet. Its association with death, she explains, is no accident.   […]