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 […]

Burgundy 2018: first impressions

In January we’ll be offering Burgundy’s 2018s en primeur. Ahead of the offer, our Buyer Adam Bruntlett is in the Côte d’Or tasting the wines from barrel and talking to growers. Here he explains exactly how he spends his time, and how the vintage is looking

On the pour: Valbuena 5°

This month in the wine-tasting machines at our London Shop, you’ll find one of Spain’s finest wines. Wine Advisor Joshua Friend explains why Vega Sicilia’s 2014 Valbuena 5° is worthy of a detour