A Parker-less en primeur (part one)

As Robert Parker takes a step back from Bordeaux en primeur, Philip Moulin – Fine Wine Buyer – takes a look at his influence on Bordeaux and the region’s prospects in his wake. It is a strange feeling, both exciting and slightly unnerving, knowing that the 2014 Bordeaux en primeur release will not be accompanied by the publication, […]

Christmas Claret… and so forth

Philip Moulin is the Bordeaux buyer for Wine Club. In timely fashion, he elucidates on the finer points of that festive staple, Claret Over the years, I’ve had many people tell me (sometimes even those whom I trust) that red Bordeaux, or ‘Claret’ as we call it in Britain, is not necessarily the best thing […]

Buying Bordeaux’s Petits Châteaux

When we think of Bordeaux, it is usually that rarefied world of Cru Classé wines which springs to mind. But there is much more to the region, as Philip Moulin, our Wine Club buyer for Bordeaux, knows. Here, he talks us through the challenges of finding exceptional wines, and good value, in a crowded marketplace. […]