A toast to the Scottish bard

Ahead of 25th January, Will Lyons advises on what to drink alongside a traditional Burns Night feast January draws to a close with one of the most atmospheric and romantic celebrations in the calendar, Burns Night. On the day of his birthday, 25th January, lovers of Scotland’s most famous poet gather to celebrate his life […]

A Lyons Christmas

For many of us, Christmas offers the excuse to open a few truly special bottles; here, Will Lyons shares with us the wines he has lined up for 25th December and beyond In the far corner of my cellar, just before the jumble of loosely packed Claret cases, stands a metal wine rack, around eight […]

The Tichborne Case

In the 19th century, the curious habit of weighing our customers proved its worth – providing essential evidence in establishing an Australian butcher’s true identity. Here, Will Lyons explains how It was a case which captivated Victorian society for decades but is now largely forgotten. It involved an aristocrat – presumed drowned at sea, one […]

A taste of Burgundy 2016

While most industries are focused on Christmas come November and December, the wine trade looks across the Channel, considering the Burgundy vintage which will be released en primeur in early January. As our team journeys through the region, Will Lyons reports from the cellars of the Côte d’Or In the middle of a row of […]