Bordeaux 2019: a vintage in limbo

This week our team would normally be out in Bordeaux, tasting the 2019 vintage from barrel and sharing daily reports on the wines. But, with the global Coronavirus pandemic, En Primeur is on hold. So what does that mean – for the wines, the region and the trade? This week I was meant to be […]

Bordeaux 2019: prospects and potential

Later this month our team will be heading to Bordeaux for their first taste of the 2019 vintage En Primeur. Here our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW lays out what to expect from the wines The runes for the 2019 vintage are very promising. The top line is that the region has produced a fine […]

Our Own Selection: six of the best

Our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW picks six of his favourites from our own-label range Almost every wine in our Own Selection range has a back-story – an event, opportunity or style that sets it apart, giving the wine its individuality. Here are some of my favourites, and why. Meursault: Burgundy’s restricted size and complexity […]

Burgundy 2018: where to find value

There is much more to Burgundy than its most famous plots and producers – if you know where to look. As the 2018 vintage is released en primeur, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW offers his insider tips on where to find serious value Nothing in Burgundy is made in large volumes. The most famous […]