The buyers’ review: 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, members of our buying team look back on their favourite wines of the year and explain why these bottles are – to them – rather special Mark Pardoe MW 2013 Domaine Lyrarakis, Thrapsathiri, Armi, Crete, Greece My interest is always piqued by grape varieties which are (to me) as yet […]

Highlights from the January Sale

As shopping-fever seizes the nation, we pick out a few ‘unmissables’ from our January Sale. These choice bottles come recommended by those in the know: the journalists with their ear to the vine and – of course – our expert buying team Champagne J.L. Vergnon, Conversation, Brut, Grand Cru Recommended by both Olly Smith and […]

Franciacorta: a threat to Champagne’s throne?

Sophie Thorpe, a member of our Marketing team, espouses the virtues of all that effervesces in Italy’s wine industry and discovers it’s not all about the Prosecco As far as the Italian sparkling wine category is concerned, Prosecco is the dominant style, thanks to its easy-drinking nature and association with Giuseppe Cipriani’s fêted cocktail, the […]

Win tickets to Winchester Wine Festival

Are you looking for something to do next weekend? Perhaps something with wine? Good news: we are giving away a pair of tickets to Wine Festival Winchester, run by the brilliantly talented Susie and Peter (of Saturday Kitchen fame). The married Masters of Wine have set up a wine festival for any and all, whether […]