Category: Old World

Bordeaux 2017: vitality in Margaux

As the team arrive in Margaux, they find a poetic sense of finesse and vitality – wines that are beguiling and captivating, Ch. Margaux: “one of the best I can remember tasting from barrel” and therefore promising onwards memorable drinking. Will Lyons reports There is one Margaux property, just south of the village, down a […]

Bordeaux 2017: first impressions – light and bright

As the first Bordeaux 2017 wines are unveiled to our team and the wider trade at large, Will Lyons sheds some light on the vintage conditions and their effect on taste. On the first day in the week of being on the rolling “red carpet”, all is looking light and bright And we’re off! The morning […]

Warehouse wine for the weekend

If the long end to winter is getting you down, let Wine Advisor Becky Austin from our Warehouse Shop in Basingstoke lighten the mood, as she enthuses over three exciting recommendations of what to be drinking now If you’re anything like my boyfriend and I, you’ve had enough of walks in your wellies, film nights […]

2017 Bordeaux en primeur preview

This week we have two pieces looking at Bordeaux. In this one, Guest Blogger Ella Lister, founder of wine-lister.com gives us her overview on how the 2017 vintage is shaping up Bordeaux prices might not have been growing as quickly as those in Burgundy or Piedmont, but the region has finally overcome the spate of […]