The lion of Las Cases

As the new vintage of our own-label St Julien – made by the team at Ch. Léoville-Las Cases – touches down, Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave considers the unique charms of this famous property

On the table: Brat

Some restaurants seem to be an instant success: Brat – the first opening from Chef Tomos Parry (previously of Kitty Fishers) has been just that. The turbot on its menu has been papped and praised by almost everyone in the business. We sent Tom Cave to sample the famous fish

Declarations of Port

With will-they, won’t-they anticipation, the Port houses have (mostly) declared 2016 a vintage year. We ask Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave to unravel the mystery behind these most enjoyable fortified wines It has always been said that on St George’s Day a Port Vintage would be “declared” and last week the admirable, family-run Symington group […]

What to drink in 2018: Vintage Port

Continuing our round-up of the vintages coming into their own this year, our Cellar Plan Manager and fortified aficionado Tom Cave looks at Port Anyone fortunate enough still to have Vintage Ports from 1970 and earlier will be enjoying wines from something of a Golden Era for these wonderfully noble and long-lived wines. The mid-1970s […]