Bordeaux 2019: prospects and potential

Ahead of Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur, 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 quality crop in good quantity, with high levels of ripeness and a more evident freshness […]

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 […]

A quick guide to Burgundy: Côte de Beaune

In part two of our guide to Burgundy, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW continues south through the region, running through the villages of the Côte de Beaune Aloxe-Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses & Ladoix-Serrigny Produces: red and white wineThese three villages are included at the top table because of their shared ownership of the Grands Crus on […]