Category: Wine School

South African promise

South African wines are having a moment in the sun, says New World Buyer Catriona Felstead MW. Here she explains why the country is so exciting right now (and why our Wine Club members should be especially keen to open this month’s delivery). There is a buzz around South Africa at the moment. It feels […]

Understanding Alsace – Lunch & Learn 5

Misunderstood and under-appreciated, the wines of Alsace are fabulous with food but it can be hard to guess what’s behind the label. Here, Wine School’s latest recruit Isabelle Tan explores the region. What does Alsace mean to you? For me it means good memories, delicious food, great wines, a part of France where people have […]

How to match Champagne with food – Lunch & Learn 4

You might be reading this while tucking into an al-desko sandwich, but don’t let that stop you contemplating more luxurious fare. For day four of our Lunch & Learn series, Wine School’s Barbara Drew explores the potential of Champagne as a superb food wine. When most people hear the word Champagne they think of canapés […]

The New, New World? – Lunch & Learn 3

Become a wine buff in your lunch-hour with our series of education pieces from the experts. Today, Martin Hudson MW brings you up to speed on the brave new world of emerging wine regions. In the trade, we have used the term “New World” as shorthand over the last 30 or so years for the […]