What to drink in 2021: Bordeaux

Our Cellar Plan Manager, Tom Cave, offers his thoughts on the best Claret for drinking this year. I hope 2020 provided you with some fine drinking and that Bordeaux featured prominently. It was certainly reassuring to see so many customers withdrawing treasured cases, perhaps earlier than they might have. After all, “‘tis the cask, not […]

What to drink in 2021: Vintage Port

As 2021 gets going, our Cellar Plan Manager, Tom Cave, provides the first instalment of our annual series on the vintages to uncork this year, starting with Vintage Port. Most 1970 Vintage Ports remain comfortably at their pinnacle of maturity and offer, 50+ years on, fabulous drinking. Now that ’63 and ’66, are hard to […]

To declare or not: a decision no more?

As a flurry of Port houses declare the 2018 vintage – following in the footsteps of 2016 and ’17 – Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave considers whether, with quality in the region higher than ever, the distinction of declared vintages in the Douro may soon be a thing of the past Vintage Port declarations used […]

What to drink in 2020: Vintage Port

In the second instalment of our series on the wines to tuck into this year, our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave reports on a half-century of Vintage Port The 1970s continue to shine on; these are a wonderful indulgence now and display all the great traits of truly venerable Vintage Port from a long-gone era. […]