They came to No.3: Jack “Legs” Diamond

Over the past three centuries, a host of famous (and sometimes infamous) characters have visited No.3 St James’s Street. One such figure is the American gangster, Legs Diamond Also known as Gentleman Jack, Jack “Legs” Diamond was an Irish American gangster and bootlegger who became an international celebrity during Prohibition. In 1931 alone, he appeared […]

On the pour: white Graves

This month in our London Shop’s wine-tasting machines we’re shining a light on Bordeaux. While you’ll find a host of reds, we’re championing one of the region’s superb and undervalued whites 2016 Château Langlet Blanc, Graves What is it? We love Claret as much as any other dedicated oenophile, but Bordeaux’s whites spend far too […]

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 […]