Category: Miscellaneous

A journey through time at Lindores Abbey

Lindores Abbey is a Scottish distillery with a history dating back to 1494. We speak to founder Drew McKenzie Smith about its rich heritage and shaping the next chapter in a long story.   On the banks of the River Tay, not too far from the village of Lindores, there is an abbey, which has stood in the same place since the 12th century. Throughout the centuries, the “Church by the […]

Rioja at a glance

Senior Buyer Catriona Felstead MW talks us through the different regions that comprise Rioja DOCa. She tells us there’s more to Rioja than its famous mature oaked reds.  When you think of Rioja, chances are you’re thinking of a very specific style of wine. It’s one of those regions that’s almost a brand name in its own […]

Introducing our wine detective: Philip Moulin

We were the first UK wine merchant to have a wine authentication expert. Ours, Philip Moulin, is one of only two today. We speak to him about the background of wine fraud and how to spot a fake bottle.   Rewind to 2012. A young man named Rudy Kurniawan is arrested in California, accused of selling 100 million dollars-worth of fake wine over a 10-year period. His arrest […]

On the pour: 2018 Beaune from Domaine de Montille

Each month, we highlight one of the wines that are available to taste in our London Shop at 63 Pall Mall. George Turner, our Assistant Shop Manager, turns the spotlight onto a delicious red Burgundy made by Domaine de Montille. 2018 Beaune, Les Perrières, 1er Cru, Domaine de Montille, Burgundy What is it? After a […]