The Waterford way

When Mark le Roux made a fleeting visit to London, we sent Sophie Thorpe to catch up with the man behind the wines at Waterford Estate, a superb Stellenbosch property Bright and wide-eyed, Mark le Roux seems impossibly young. Boyishly handsome and enthusiastic, the Waterford winemaker’s youthful good looks belie his huge talent. Having first […]

News and views from the London Wine Fair

This week the wine trade gathered at Olympia for the annual London Wine Fair. With tastings, masterclasses, seminars and industry briefings taking place over three days, we sent Sophie Thorpe to report on the issues facing the industry today While wine producers swarm west London to tout their wares, the London Wine Fair offers more […]

A transatlantic union

As Harry and Meghan prepare to say “I do”, we have rustled up five wines and spirits suited to a royal celebration The King’s Ginger: Too clichéd? We think not – Harry may only be sixth in line to the throne, but this  liqueur is as fiery as the Prince’s fine locks, and good enough […]

Your guide to London Wine Week

Today marks the start of the Big Smoke’s annual celebration of wine, and with hundreds of events and offers on around the city, we highlight the ones we’ll be making a beeline for This year’s London Wine Week “hub” is Flat Iron Square – drop by for jeroboams of Pol Roger, white Port and tonic […]