Faking it: the dark side of wine

Our in-house authentication expert Philip Moulin examines the dark side of wine, digging up stories on first-class forgeries and exploring what makes wine an easy mark Zhen Wang Huang is not a name, I suspect, that will mean much to readers of No.3. To his brash, wealthy, West Coast friends, he was sometimes known as […]

Southwold on Thames: tasting Bordeaux 2013

Philip Moulin reports on an annual tasting of the newly bottled Bordeaux vintage, this year focused on 2013; a hard vintage, for both producers and consumers For the last three years I have been privileged to have taken part in what is arguably the most comprehensive annual tasting of fine wine in the UK – […]

Eat, drink and sleep: Bordeaux (part four)

In the final chapter of our guide to Bordeaux, Philip Moulin offers a short-list of which producers to visit and the absolute essentials of any trip to the region. Visiting Bordeaux is not quite the customer-friendly experience that is say, a day spent in the Napa Valley. Let us not forget that this is France, […]

Eat, drink and sleep: Bordeaux (part three)

It would be strange for us to offer a guide to Bordeaux without concentrating rather heavily on the all-important sustenance. In the third instalment of our guide, Philip Moulin focuses on exactly that, reeling off recommendations for superlative eating and drinking in Bordeaux. Eating and drinking well in Bordeaux is something locals almost seem to […]