A promenader’s picnic

May heralds the booking process for the Proms and, with his tickets safely secured, Tom Cave – our Cellar Plan Manager – looks ahead to the season, making plans for essential pre-concert picnics. I have a propensity for the works of Gustav Mahler and these always enjoy a good representation at the Proms.  To enjoy […]

What to drink in 2015: Port

Our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave sings the praises of Port, shining a light on which vintages to retrieve from your cellar and uncork in 2015 The 1970 wines and the superb pair of vintages 1963 and 1966 are all now at their pinnacle. While many are still developing and urging no haste, this trio of vintages is […]

What to drink in 2015: Burgundy

In part two of our series on which bottles to uncork in the coming year, our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave examines the Burgundy vintages reaching their peak White Burgundy It’s generally felt that only a few wines from vintages that predate 2002 will be holding up, of those since the 2003s are fully ripe […]

What to drink in 2015: Bordeaux

In the first chapter of our series on which bottles to dust off for drinking in 2015, our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave looks at the Bordeaux vintages coming into their own The 1995 and 1996 vintages seem to belong to a different era these days, with the 2000 vintage acting as a watershed in […]