Category: Wine School

‘German? It must be sweet – I won’t like it…’

Many wine-drinkers make this leap – and miss some stunning wines. Modern German wines range from dry and appetising to gloriously sweet… but which is which? In an extract from our new book, Exploring & Tasting Wine: A wine course with digressions, Catriona Felstead MW reveals all. Knowing what’s in a tall, elegant Alsace or […]

The best bottle-filled books

Our Chairman Simon Berry has compiled a short list of those literary works that he deems ‘essential’ for every young wine-lover; here he introduces, and justifies, those titles that made the cut. When I got my first proper job in the wine trade, in November 1976, my father gave me a copy of Hugh Johnson’s […]

Italian wine, ancient and modern

Today heralds the release of our new book, Exploring & Tasting Wine. Over the coming months we will be publishing extracts from the book, offering you an exclusive look inside its pages. Here we post David Berry Green’s reflection on how Italian wine got from the Etruscans to the current day. After decades – centuries even – in […]

Into the Wilderness

Following our début at Wilderness, our Creative Director Geordie Willis reports on a weekend soaking in culture under the Oxfordshire sun (and – of course – a dip in the lake). Wilderness is a different sort of festival. Set in the bucolic grounds of Cornbury Park, a Cotswolds country estate in the heart of Oxfordshire, […]