Category: Old World

The language of sustainability: the top 10 terms to know

It’s safe to say that natural wine is a hot topic. After our Down to Earth tasting – focusing on wines made in an environmentally friendly way, we explain 10 key terms that form the conversation around sustainable winemaking

Coming to the crunch: six of the best Loire reds

The Loire is best known for its whites – tangy Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, honey-and-apple-laden Chenin Blanc or mineral Melon de Bourgogne from Muscadet – but its lesser-known reds have just as much to offer. Fresh from a trip to the region last month, Burgundy Buying Assistant Will Heslop suggests six to try

What to drink in 2019: Bordeaux

As 2019 stretches out ahead of us, our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave offers the initial instalment of our ever-popular series on the vintages to crack open over the coming months, looking first at two decades’ worth of Claret

Nouveau rich: why Beaujolais is back

On Beaujolais Nouveau Day, Sophie Thorpe traces the history of the Nouveau style and explains why Beaujolais – and even Beaujolais Nouveau – is back on trend