Saving grapes

The wines of Greece have been experiencing a resurgence on our shores. While Assyrtiko and Agiorgitiko weave their way into wine drinkers’ hearts, one producer is reviving other, more obscure grapes from Greece’s past. Here, Buyer Will Heslop introduces Domaine Lyrarakis. Few producers can be credited with reviving a grape varietal on the brink of […]

A reel from Rioja

While on holiday in the region, Wine Buyer Will Heslop dropped in to Haro to visit the famous Bodegas R. López de Heredia, one of the most traditional and respected Rioja producers. Here his evocative description of their extraordinary cellars is paired with Jason Lowe’s images. It’s difficult to remain business-like on a visit to […]

On the road in Burgundy

Will Heslop – Buying Assistant – recounts the trials, tribulations and triumphs of his quest to collect the precious samples for our Burgundy en primeur tasting. The Burgundy en primeur offer is, for many of our customers, the highlight of the wine calendar: a first chance to become acquainted with a new vintage and to […]