Category: Miscellaneous

The timeless charm of Claret at Christmas

Rich and warming, red Bordeaux has long been a favourite in the UK during the chilly festive season. Below, you’ll find tips and advice from our experts helping you make the most of your Christmas Claret. Cherished traditions  In Victoria Bull’s household, the enjoyment of red Bordeaux is an undisputable part of Christmas – even if it’s […]

The origins of Christmas Claret

Georgina Haacke, our Bordeaux Buyer, takes a closer look at the historical connection between Bordeaux and England, explaining how Claret came to be such a timeless staple at Christmas. Red Bordeaux has long been associated with fine dining, special occasions and, most of all, Christmas. Other wines try to stake their claim at the Christmas […]

Harvest at Gusbourne Estate

Gusbourne Estate is one of England’s best-known wine producers, having been making wines from the Champagne varieties since the early 2000s. We visited the estate at the end of October for a first-hand look at the harvest. Photos by Krystian Krzewinski. Gusbourne Estate is located not far from the southern edge of Kent, just a 20-minute drive from the coast. We arrive on a glorious day in late October, and it’s easy to see why the […]

On the pour: 1970 Graham’s Vintage Port

Each month, we turn the spotlight on a different wine that’s available to taste in our London Shop at 63 Pall Mall. For November, Ian Campbell has chosen a deliciously rich Vintage Port – just the thing on a dark autumn evening. 1970 Graham’s Vintage Port What is it? 1970 was “declared”, to universal acclaim, […]