Category: Miscellaneous

Northern Rhône: under the radar

With its world-class wines, winemakers and terroir, the Northern Rhône is an undisputed fine-wine hotspot. So why does it continue to fly under the radar, asks our Buyer Catriona Felstead MW. There are only a handful of regions across the globe that can be considered truly iconic in terms of tasting and understanding wine. Bordeaux, […]

Barolo 2017 vintage report

The 2017 vintage in Barolo is a “modern-age classic”, says our Italy Buyer, Davy Żyw. In Barolo, 2017 was one of the driest and hottest vintages on record. But this headline doesn’t reveal the true nature of the vintage: ’17 offers an incredible breakaway from the overripe uniformity one might expect from such a hot […]

Our founding figure: the Widow Bourne

Our business was founded more than 320 years ago by a woman we know only as “the Widow Bourne”. Although we no longer sell tea and coffee, we’re incredibly proud of our roots as a grocer’s. Little is known about the mysterious woman who founded our business in 1698. We don’t know how or when […]

Our neighbours: John Lobb

In the last article of our series for the autumn/winter issue of No.3 magazine, we follow in the footsteps of St James’s most well-heeled gentlemen to speak to Jonathan Lobb, of the eponymous shoemaker. For many in St James’s, doing business is very much a family affair. “I’m trained as a last maker and master […]