What to drink in 2016: red Bordeaux

With a new year comes the challenge of keeping up to date with one’s cellar, unearthing only the vintages that are drinking well, and leaving no bottle behind to go past its peak. While much of the trade is occupied with the latest release from Burgundy, our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave offers the briefest […]

Clearing out the cellar

In a new post our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave emphasises the importance of not just building, but enjoying, ones cellar – withdrawing wines from storage, savouring their development, and enjoying them before their peak drinking window has somehow passed you by. Autumn and the season’s longer evenings prompt a need to review ones wine […]

Sustenance at the summit

Following a recent trip to the moors of the north, our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave divulges the secrets of England’s highest cellar, a spot of Lancastrian peat that provides surprising sustenance for weary sportsmen. After two hours yomping across heather and bog, the distant trig point stubbornly remained just that – distant. Eventually, and […]

A fine glass of Claret

Tom Cave – our Cellar Plan Manager – reports on yesterday’s tasting of Bordeaux 2014 en primeur, listing a few personal highlights of this supremely drinkable vintage. It was a true credit to our customers’ enduring enthusiasm to taste Bordeaux en primeur which meant, in spite of travel disruption, we were pretty much a full […]