Bordeaux 2014: the Southwold tasting

Each year, Fine Wine Quality & Authentication Manager, Philip Moulin, joins The Southwold Tasting – a chance to sound out the best of the most recently bottled and shipped Bordeaux vintage. Here, he reports on his findings on the 2014s Every year in early February, a tasting group representing the core of the UK fine […]

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, […]