Category: Wine School

20 years of events at No.3

While we’ve long been hosting bon viveurs, this month marks 20 years since we first started officially holding events at No.3 St James’s Street. Our Wine Director – and regular host – Mark Pardoe MW considers how things have changed over the years, and why he still looks forward to every event

Finding faults: cork taint

How do you tell if wine is corked? In our new series, we look at the most common wine faults – and how to sniff them out. First up, it’s cork taint

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