Category: Wine School

The taste of music

We often talk about pairing wine and food – but what about music? Do you favour hip hop and Champagne or Bach’s cello suites with red Burgundy? After a revelatory tasting in our cellars, Barbara Drew MW explains why you should be thinking about the playlist for your next bottle

Bittersweet symphony: whisky and chocolate

As Fine Wine Account Manager Peter Newton prepares for a tasting pairing chocolate and whisky, he considers what makes the two such happy bedfellows

Ready, set, sake

Delicate, savoury, aromatic and refreshing: sake is just as fascinating and delicious as wine but can be underappreciated. After an off-putting first encounter, Wine Advisor (but sake novice) Joshua Friend explains how he became a convert

Why wine is really just geography

Wine isn’t fine art or strict chemistry – or not so Fine Wine Account Manager Jared Ehret claims. Here he argues that wine and its endless variety is simply the product of geography