Category: Miscellaneous

The Loire Valley: a rising star

This November, we’re championing the oft-underrated wines of the Loire Valley. Here, our Buyer Adam Bruntlett reflects on this rising star of a region, and explains what makes it so special While I may spend most of my time in Burgundy, the Loire Valley is perhaps where my heart lies. In fact, my first buying […]

Wines and spirits to enjoy on Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night is one of autumn’s glittering highlights. Delicious wines and warming seasonal cocktails are a must – because what’s in your glass should be every bit as spectacular as the skies above.   Bonfire Night has always been one of my favourite occasions of the year. By now, we’re in the thick of autumn: the […]

A tale of two distilleries

We recently visited two very different distilleries in the east of Scotland – one founded in 1763, the other in 2014. As time has passed, how much has really changed in Scotch whisky distilling? Siggi Gunnlaugsson, one of our Account Managers, reports. After a lumbering journey to Scotland aboard the Caledonian Sleeper in early August, […]

Lafite for the future 

Château Lafite Rothschild has a storied history, but the women running it are decidedly future-focused, says Sarah Adwalpalkar. Here, she reports from a day on the ground at this Pauillac First Growth.   It’s an early spring morning in March 2023 and we’re rolling through the gates of Château Lafite Rothschild. The sun glints off the […]