A Parker-less en primeur (part two)

Following the release of Neal Martin’s report on 2014 Bordeaux, Philip Moulin considers whether Robert Parker’s successor elicits equivalent excitement, or if oenophiles will continue to look to the original 100-point critic. Last Thursday evening, just as most of the UK wine trade were considering their commute home, Neal Martin’s appraisal of the 2014 Bordeaux […]

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. […]