Category: Old World

Bordeaux 2017: a first glance

With all eyes on Bordeaux as the next en primeur vintage gears up for release, Fine Wine Buying Director and Bordeaux Buyer Max Lalondrelle reports on how things are currently looking for 2017 As a Frenchman living in the U.K now for 24 years, I am used to how much the British love to talk […]

A lesson in philosophy: André Ostertag

For wines golden in colour, backed by similarly illuminating words of wisdom, we sent Sophie McLean to an André Ostertag masterclass, to find out what makes him, his wines, and his Grand Cru Muenchberg vineyard site tick What strikes me most about André Ostertag is his “joined-up way of thinking”. Forgive the cliché, but this […]

Brunello di Montalcino 2013

Brunello di Montalcino cannot be released for sale until five years after the harvest, or six years in the case of Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. The 2013 vintage is now available. Italian Wine Buyer Davy Zyw gives us an overview of this year’s vintage conditions The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino vintage is now ready for […]

A year in the Rhône

Our E Commerce Executive, Flo Fagan spent a year living and working in the southern Rhône. With our 2016 Rhône en primeur campaign well under way, she recounts what it was like to live and work there during this top-notch vintage News travels fast in small towns, even faster in villages. Within days of arriving in Châteauneuf-du-Pape […]