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

A new side to Napa: DeSante

You might know Napa for its polished Cabernets, but there’s much more to this remarkable valley. Sophie Thorpe talks to the DeSantes – a couple determined to tell the stories of Napa’s oldest vineyards

Finding faults: brettanomyces

Have you ever had a wine that smells like barnyard, or horse? In the second instalment of our series investigating the world of wine faults, we reveal all about brettanomyces