Category: Miscellaneous

What is biodynamic winemaking?

Barbara Drew MW explains what biodynamic winemaking is, why it’s practised and what to expect from biodynamic wines. Burying cows’ horns in the vineyard. Fermenting flower heads in a stag’s bladder. Harvesting grapes when the moon is in front of a fire constellation. It is easy to see how biodynamic farming has been misunderstood and […]

On the pour: rich, elegant Claret

Each month, the team in our London Shop at 63 Pall Mall select a different wine to showcase – just one of the many wines available to taste from our Enomatic machines. For May, Siggi Gunnlaugsson has selected a deliciously rich Château Haut-Bailly. 2008 Château Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux   What is it?  The focus of […]

No.3 Magazine: a first look

The Spring/Summer issue of our twice-yearly periodical, No.3 magazine, is landing on doorsteps this week. Here’s a little preview of what’s inside At the moment, it’s impossible to have a conversation with a fine wine grower or spirits producer without the “s” word cropping up. And rightly so. Conversations around sustainability have never been more […]

The rising fortunes of Barolo

Alessandro Veglio joined his family winery in 2017. Since then, his influence has seen the Veglio estate return to more traditionalist values, building on his uncle’s modernist foundations laid in the 1980s and ’90s. Veglio’s story is a portrait of a family – and of Barolo as a whole. In 1960, Barolo was an impoverished region. […]