Category: Wine School

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, […]

Mastering the swirl-and-spit

During a six-week stint in our Pickering Cellar, food writer Victoria Stewart gets to grips with the major grape varieties and graduates from wine novice to confident swirl-sniff-spitter on our Introductory Wine course. Until recently I dreaded wine lists. Sure, I could navigate my way around thoughtful menus divided into ‘crisp and refreshing’ or ‘fruity’, but […]

The Sussex Cellar: a new subterranean space

As the ribbon is cut and our newest cellar declared open, Demetri Walters MW – Sales Manager of our Private Wine Events team – ducks out of the sun and into the Sussex Cellar, exploring the space and its history. After more than three years in the making, we revealed our long-anticipated Sussex Cellar last […]