Category: Wine School

Left Bank versus Right Bank Bordeaux – Lunch & Learn 2

Spotting the difference between these two statesman like areas of Bordeaux doesn’t require MW-level knowledge (although it helps). We asked Anne McHale MW to give us a guide to telling your Left Bank from your Right. Bordeaux is a region known for its range of wine, but is particularly famous for its reds. These come […]

How to taste wine – Lunch & Learn 1

Every lunchtime this week we’ll be posting tips and tricks from the experts to help you get more from your glassful. First up, head of Wine School Becky Lamont demystifies the art of wine tasting. It’s easy to be a good taster. Like anything (football, playing the flute, baking bread) the more you have a […]

The great decanting debate

Welcome to one of the big questions in the world of wine: to decant or not to decant. Anne McHale MW, our education expert, takes to the floor to explore the issue. As I have discovered over the past eight years of working in wine education, the answer to nearly every single wine-related question is […]

Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon

In the first of a series about popular grape varieties, Anne McHale MW, one of our brilliant education team, helps you identify and understand the finer points of Cab Sav. Cabernet Sauvignon has become a famous international grape variety. Interestingly, genetic profiling has shown that it is the offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, […]