Burgundy 2017: the merchant’s purpose

As our 12-strong team sips and slurps their way through a fourth day of tasting Burgundy’s 2017 vintage, Jared Ehret explains why it is so very important to step away from a desk and into the cellar – especially in a region as endlessly complex as the Côte d’Or

Why wine is really just geography

Wine isn’t fine art or strict chemistry – or not so Fine Wine Account Manager Jared Ehret claims. Here he argues that wine and its endless variety is simply the product of geography

Better than a pint

Whether celebration or commiseration lies beyond the semi-finals for our nation’s finest footballers, you’ll need something to sip throughout the match. While it’s hard to resist the lure of a pint in the current heat, we consider it our patriotic duty to drink something English; here Jared Ehret suggests the perfect order of play for […]

In praise of the magnum

As we approach Christmas – the time, if any, that we all deserve a touch of indulgence – Private Account Manager Jared Ehret considers why size does (sometimes) matter, pondering the virtues of the majestic magnum That smutty adage, of size not being as important as the way it’s used, strikes me as profoundly true […]