Category: Miscellaneous

Reasons to drink sweet wine this Christmas

From the dried-fruit flavours of Port to the honeyed notes of Sauternes, Christmas is the perfect occasion for sweet wines. In our short collection of stories and advice, Alexandra Gray de Walden reminisces on fond memories; and Clara Bouffard imparts her top food-matching tips. A season of decadence For Alexandra Gray de Walden, Christmas means […]

How to make the most of magnums this Christmas

Nothing makes a statement quite like a magnum of fine wine. But beyond its magnificence, a bigger bottle also helps a fine wine to age more slowly, while offering plenty to share around the Christmas table. Below, you’ll find stories and advice to help you make the most of magnums over the festive season.  Magical moments   For Joshua […]

A tale as old as France

Champagne enjoys an unmatched reputation as the go-to celebration wine, built on centuries of festive associations. Adam Holden shines a light on the best-known historical moments which have helped to shape an iconic legacy.   Wine of kings For as long as it’s existed as a sparkling wine, Champagne has been inextricably linked to festivity, celebration and the grandest of occasions. Nothing ushers in a joyeux noël like hearing the unmistakable pop of that mushroom cork.  Perhaps the link is as old […]

Why Christmas calls for Champagne

Champagne is perhaps the quintessential Christmas wine. Below, you’ll find a short collection of writing that captures the spirit of uncorking Champagne at Christmas – including a recipe for “Oysters Christian Dior” from our Head Chef. A magic carpet of Champagne For Alexandra Gray de Walden, Champagne is uniquely versatile, pairing beautifully with everything from […]