Rediscovering Beaujolais

Beaujolais remains a peerless source of the fresh, fruity wines with which it’s most associated. But the region has much more to offer, including Cru wines whose complexity and capacity to age bear comparison with some of the most famous appellations of the Côte d’Or. Buyer Will Heslop walks us through the region’s nuances No wine […]

On the table: Clipstone

This month we sent Buyer Will Heslop to Clipstone, sister restaurant to the Michelin-starred Portland and a spot that impresses with impeccable service and small plates My spirits were high as we strolled north from Oxford Circus, escaping the hordes of Christmas shoppers for the genteel surrounds of Fitzrovia. The unseasonably fierce sunshine played its […]

Breathing new life into old vines

As part of our annual spotlight on Spain, Buyer Will Heslop expounds upon a group of winemakers looking to the country’s historic vineyards for new inspiration and the ultimate expression of terroir. The seismic shift in Spanish winemaking over the past 50 years has been well-documented. Investment, technology and the changing global market have all played […]

Eat, drink and sleep: Rioja

With our focus firmly on Spain, Buyer Will Heslop offers an essential guide to planning a vinous adventure in Rioja, with tips on bodegas to visit, must-try dishes and where to stay. The quickest way to reach Rioja is to fly to Bilbao and drive due south – within an hour, you’re among the vineyards. […]