Finding faults: light strike

In the latest instalment of our series looking at wine faults, we look at how light can damage wine Ever wondered why Cristal’s clear glass bottles come wrapped in orange plastic? This fault is the simple answer. Light can cause the production of volatile sulphur compounds in a wine, giving it aromas of cooked cabbage […]

On the pour: Baby Bush Mourvèdre

Each month we shine a light on one of the bottles in the wine-tasting machines in our London Shop. This month, we’re looking to the Southern Hemisphere for some much-needed sunshine, with Dean Hewitson’s Baby Bush Mourvèdre 2016 Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvèdre, Barossa Valley, Australia What is it? The ebullient Barossa winemaker Dean Hewitson farms […]

They came to No.3: Takanofuji

Over the past three centuries, a host of famous (and sometimes infamous) characters have visited No.3 St James’s Street. In 1991, one larger-than-life personality stepped on the scales: a sumo wrestler called Takanofuji Takanofuji was the shikona or ring name of Tadao Yasuda, a Japanese sumo wrestler, who is the heaviest person to ever be […]

Daftmill by the dram

Desperate to try Daftmill but can’t get your hands on a bottle? You’re not alone – which is why the Fife distillery has set aside one cask which, from today, is available only in a handful of Scotland’s best whisky bars Since its first release in 2018, Fife-based farm distillery Daftmill has made quite a […]