Category: Bordeaux Wine

On your reading list: Inside Bordeaux

Wine writer, author and critic Jane Anson has recently released her latest book, Inside Bordeaux. She is the winner of the Ramos Pinto Online Communicator 2020 award at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2020. We talk to her about mapping out Bordeaux’s wine regions in painstaking detail and uncovering the secrets of its […]

Anything but Ordinary

Our Good Ordinary and Extra Ordinary Claret are some of our best-selling wines – but what is the difference between these two red Bordeaux? Bordeaux specialist Philip Moulin explains Good. Ordinary. Claret. Three words that our customers probably associate with us more than any other. “GOC”, as it is known affectionately, has been our best-selling […]

Bordeaux 2019: in the rear-view mirror

In the wake of the Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur campaign, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW breaks down the vintage, offering a definitive guide to how each corner of the region fared in this outstanding year The Bordeaux En Primeur campaign for the 2019 vintage began surreptitiously as Europe cautiously emerged from Covid-19 lockdown, and […]

Bordeaux second wines explained

The name alone implies that they are lesser, but what’s the truth about second wines? And are they worth buying? Fine Wine Specialist Simon Herriot explains what second wines are – and why Bordeaux lovers should be taking them seriously When is a second wine not a second wine? When it is a second label, […]