Bittersweet symphony: whisky and chocolate

As Fine Wine Account Manager Peter Newton prepares for a tasting pairing chocolate and whisky, he considers what makes the two such happy bedfellows

When size matters

In our most recent essay for Cellar Plan members, Fine Wine Account Manager Peter Newton offers a breakdown on different bottle sizes – from the magnum to the methuselah – and their ageing potential

Chocolate conundrums – the best drinks to match

With Easter fast approaching it is that time of year when we like to look at our favourite tipples’ often troublesome relationship with chocolate. Here Fine Wine Account Manager and resident chocolate expert Peter Newton recommends some of his tried and tested matches, perfect for exploring this coming weekend   Chocolate and wine Chocolate has […]

Eat, drink and sleep: Burgundy

As we see Burgundy’s 2015 vintage released en primeur, Peter Newton offers advice on how to get the most out of a visit to the Côte d’Or The region of Burgundy has been producing wines since Roman times but it was the monks of the Middle Ages who really put the region on the map. […]