Category: Old World

Meet winemaker Olivier Merlin

Three decades into his career, winemaker Olivier Merlin continues to be a leading light in the Mâconnais. Winemaker Olivier Merlin has 35 vintages under his belt. He’s far from a “new” winemaker; in fact, he’s the most established producer in the Mâconnais, Burgundy’s most southerly terroir. And, while for some producers longevity could translate to complacency, […]

Everything you need to know about Beaujolais

As the new vintage of our own-label Beaujolais-Villages arrives, we offer our cheat-sheet for the region – covering everything from what it tastes like to why it’s so exciting Where is it? Sitting between Burgundy and the Rhône, just south of the Mâconnais, Beaujolais (just over 15,000 hectares) is formed of rolling granite hills in […]

A rising star of the Rheingau: Eva Fricke

Vibrant, energetic and full of potential: Eva Fricke’s character is echoed in her remarkable wines. Here Buyer Fiona Hayes explains what makes this Rheingau winemaker – and her range of dry, mineral Riesling – so exciting Eva Fricke is still a relative newcomer in the winemaking world, but ever since she turned a side project […]

Beaujolais 2018: vintage report

As we get ready to shine a light on Beaujolais’s 2018s, Burgundy Buying Assistant Will Heslop runs through the vintage conditions and the style of the resulting wines