Category: Port and Sherry

En rama: the salty herald of summer

With en rama season upon us, we ask Lenka Sedlackova MW to explain just what en rama Sherry is and why it remains the wine trade’s insider-secret for the ultimate summer tipple Summer is here! Well, sort of. As I am writing this, at the end of May, raindrops fall on the window and I’m […]

Port: 2016 vintage report

The 2016 vintage looks set to be universally declared for Port – but why? What is it about this vintage that makes it remarkable enough to make it one of the top three of the decade? Here, our Port Buyer, Catriona Felstead MW, explores the unique set of weather conditions that has culminated in such […]

Declarations of Port

With will-they, won’t-they anticipation, the Port houses have (mostly) declared 2016 a vintage year. We ask Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave to unravel the mystery behind these most enjoyable fortified wines It has always been said that on St George’s Day a Port Vintage would be “declared” and last week the admirable, family-run Symington group […]

Chocolate conundrums – the best drinks to match

With Easter fast approaching it is that time of year when we like to look at our favourite tipples’ often troublesome relationship with chocolate. Here Fine Wine Account Manager and resident chocolate expert Peter Newton recommends some of his tried and tested matches, perfect for exploring this coming weekend   Chocolate and wine Chocolate has […]