Category: California

On the road: reports from the California harvest

Currently touring California, visiting our wine producers in the region, our Buyer Fiona Hayes and Agency Manager Lenka Sedlackova MW are the envy of the business. As harvest gets underway, they report on how things are looking for the 2018 vintage in Napa, Sonoma and Lodi

Breaking the mould: Birichino

As we focus on all-things American, Sophie Thorpe catches up with John Locke, one half of Birichino, to talk about old vines and “drinking” wines I’ve never heard anyone talk about vineyards the way John Locke does. There is a note of true affection that speaks of his absolute passion for the sites he works […]

A transatlantic union

As Harry and Meghan prepare to say “I do”, we have rustled up five wines and spirits suited to a royal celebration The King’s Ginger: Too clichéd? We think not – Harry may only be sixth in line to the throne, but this  liqueur is as fiery as the Prince’s fine locks, and good enough […]

New to the fold: Bedrock Wine Co.

There’s a tangible feeling of excitement in the Buying department this month as a brand new agency is announced: California’s Bedrock Wine Co. North America Buyer Fiona Hayes fills us in on who they are and what we can expect from the wines, ones you can soon try yourselves at our upcoming West Coast Road Trip tasting […]