The cocktail hour: Lavender Gin Fizz

Make time for a cocktail hour – smart attire optional – on the patio, in the garden or, if the weather really isn’t playing fair, indoors. This long and exceedingly elegant concoction is guaranteed to bring a taste of Provence to wherever you are Lavender Gin Fizz 60ml No.3 London Dry Gin30ml lemon juice15ml sugar syrup4 […]

Stock secrets: BBX

It’s been 10 years since we first launched our fine wine marketplace, BBX. Since then almost £200 million worth of wine has been traded on the platform. Just in the last year, £30 million worth of fine wine changed hands – with over 28,000 transactions taking place. But it remains something of an insider secret, […]

Barolo versus Barbaresco: what’s the difference?

These two regions in Piedmont produce the world’s most famous styles of Nebbiolo: but how do the wines differ? Taking its name from the autumn mists, or nebbie, which roll amongst the hills of the Langhe when this late-ripening variety is picked, Nebbiolo produces wines of serious structure. Its distinctive combination of high tannin and […]

On the pour: Condrieu

Every month we highlight one of the wines available to taste in our London Shop. This month it’s the turn of a hedonistic Viognier from its heartland, Condrieu 2018 Condrieu, Côte Chatillon, Domaine Mouton, Rhône  What is it? The new vintage from the Rhône is now available En Primeur, but this Condrieu is actually here already, offering a first taste of […]