Category: Bordeaux Wine

A guide to Crémant

There’s more to Crémant than cheap fizz. In the right hands, it’s a wine of incredible depth and diversity argues Barbara Drew MW. Crémant – France’s “other” sparkling wine – is often described as the alternative to Champagne. But it’s a huge category in its own right. Every year, more than 100 million bottles are […]

In defence of Sauternes

Sauternes and the other sweet wines of Bordeaux are all too often overlooked, says Clara Bouffard. Having grown up in the region, she’d like that to change. I grew up in the Bordeaux region. At home, local white and sweet wines were every bit as common as reds. Only when I started travelling did I […]

Christmas Clarets for your table

At Christmas, it has to be Claret says our Creative Director Geordie Willis. Here he shares his passion for those wines closest to his heart. “For most of the year, I like to be adventurous in the way I approach wine; I seek out new producers, styles and regions,” explains Geordie Willis, Berry Bros. & […]

Jean-Michel Cazes: An unforgettable harvest

Charming, eloquent and energetic, Jean-Michel Cazes is one of Bordeaux’s legendary winemaking figures. Here, the man behind Ch. Lynch-Bages gives us an insight into the harvest that no one will forget. Wednesday 23rd September: The day’s yield at Ch. Lynch-Bages Tonight, we have completed two thirds of our 2020 harvest at Ch. Lynch-Bages. So far the weather has been favourable; […]