How to make the most of magnums this Christmas

Nothing makes a statement quite like a magnum of fine wine. But beyond its magnificence, a bigger bottle also helps a fine wine to age more slowly, while offering plenty to share around the Christmas table. Below, you’ll find stories and advice to help you make the most of magnums over the festive season.  Magical moments   For Joshua […]

Why Christmas calls for Champagne

Champagne is perhaps the quintessential Christmas wine. Below, you’ll find a short collection of writing that captures the spirit of uncorking Champagne at Christmas – including a recipe for “Oysters Christian Dior” from our Head Chef. A magic carpet of Champagne For Alexandra Gray de Walden, Champagne is uniquely versatile, pairing beautifully with everything from […]

The timeless charm of Claret at Christmas

Rich and warming, red Bordeaux has long been a favourite in the UK during the chilly festive season. Below, you’ll find tips and advice from our experts helping you make the most of your Christmas Claret. Cherished traditions  In Victoria Bull’s household, the enjoyment of red Bordeaux is an undisputable part of Christmas – even if it’s […]

Harvest at Gusbourne Estate

Gusbourne Estate is one of England’s best-known wine producers, having been making wines from the Champagne varieties since the early 2000s. We visited the estate at the end of October for a first-hand look at the harvest. Photos by Krystian Krzewinski. Gusbourne Estate is located not far from the southern edge of Kent, just a 20-minute drive from the coast. We arrive on a glorious day in late October, and it’s easy to see why the […]