Category: Old World

Château Rieussec: it all starts with a bottle

For the 2019 vintage, Château Rieussec is breaking centuries of convention with innovation: a striking new bottle with sustainability at its core. We caught up with the estate’s Jean-Sébastien Philippe to learn how this is an important step towards a sustainable future for Sauternes.  When we think of innovation in the world of wine, France’s established fine wine institutions don’t usually jump to the front of our minds. But a quiet change is happening […]

La Place de Bordeaux (and beyond)

The négociants of Bordeaux have got selling wine globally down to a fine art. So it’s little wonder that so many prestigious wines from outside Bordeaux are now sold this way. Here’s what you need to know ahead of the upcoming September release of top wines from California, Tuscany, Chile and beyond. “La Place de […]

Expert advice on visiting Bordeaux

This evening, the UK’s school children will be delightedly contemplating the long summer ahead. But, for many of us, our dream holiday isn’t yet possible. If you’re pining (or planning) for international travel, we have a bit of escapism at hand. Here, we talk with Adam Stebbings, of luxury wine travel company SmoothRed, about why […]

How to start a fine wine collection

In this article, first published in the Spring/Summer issue of No.3 Magazine, we talk to specialist Nick Pegna about how to start your fine wine collection. There’s no magic formula for building a fine wine collection. It takes time. Like a painting, it’s created in layers – brushstrokes – some things added, some taken away. […]