Category: California

The pleasure of oaked Chardonnay

Sebastian Balcombe from our Fine Wine Buying team explains why oaked Chardonnay is often overlooked – and why it deserves our full attention. Strawberries and cream, buttered crumpets, brioche buns: here in the UK (much to dentist’s despair) we have a love affair with indulgent foods – and why not? But were you to suggest […]

La Place de Bordeaux (and beyond)

The négociants of Bordeaux have got selling wine globally down to a fine art. So it’s little wonder that so many prestigious wines from outside Bordeaux are now sold this way. Here’s what you need to know ahead of the upcoming September release of top wines from California, Tuscany, Chile and beyond. “La Place de […]

Fine white wines for Christmas

Our wine specialist Isabella Cameron shares her favourite white wines for Christmas. These delicious, multi-dimension wines stand up to every element of the festive feast. Too often, white wine is relegated to “just for the starter” on Christmas Day. It plays second fiddle to grander reds that get to take centre-stage alongside the turkey. This […]

A closer look: our new Own Selection Chardonnay

We are lucky enough to work with some of the world’s best producers to create our Own Selection wines. Each new addition comes about as the result of our strong relationship with a particular producer, and our total belief in the wines they’re making. We’re extremely proud of our dazzling new Californian Chardonnay 2018 Berry […]