Category: Sustainability

Autumn foraging: mushrooms

As autumn hedgerows hang laden with berries, orchard fruits start to fall and mushrooms begin to spring up, we asked forager Julius Roberts to show us the abundance of good things he finds on his doorstep. In the first installment, he goes mushroom hunting. Come September, I am to be found rootling through woods, my […]

Ch. Montrose: leading the sustainability conversation

This family-owned estate is at the forefront of the sustainable winemaking conversation in Bordeaux. For more than 15 years, Château Montrose has been championing vineyard health, waste management and greener ways of thinking. Here, we speak with Sales Director Lorraine Watrin. Bicarbonate of soda is a rather unlikely product for a Bordeaux wine estate, but Château Montrose […]

Champagne Leclerc Briant: nature in the middle

From Champagnes aged on the seabed to wines matured in a barrel made from a kilo of gold, Leclerc Briant’s more extreme ideas read like marketing stunts. But the wines are no gimmick. In fact, in the words of our Buyer Davy Żyw, these Champagnes are “imaginative, creative, terroir-driven and vinous”. Here, we speak with Pierre Bettinger, […]

Sustainability and our producers

Mark Pardoe MW shares the conversations we’re having with our producers as we work to lessen our impact. We aim to be net zero carbon and plastic free by 2030. There’s much we can control as we work towards this goal – but, when it comes to our suppliers, there are more complexities at play. […]