Tag: Bordeaux

What to drink in 2021: Bordeaux

Our Cellar Plan Manager, Tom Cave, offers his thoughts on the best Claret for drinking this year. I hope 2020 provided you with some fine drinking and that Bordeaux featured prominently. It was certainly reassuring to see so many customers withdrawing treasured cases, perhaps earlier than they might have. After all, “‘tis the cask, not […]

In defence of Sauternes

Sauternes and the other sweet wines of Bordeaux are all too often overlooked, says Clara Bouffard. Having grown up in the region, she’d like that to change. I grew up in the Bordeaux region. At home, local white and sweet wines were every bit as common as reds. Only when I started travelling did I […]

Jean-Michel Cazes: An unforgettable harvest

Charming, eloquent and energetic, Jean-Michel Cazes is one of Bordeaux’s legendary winemaking figures. Here, the man behind Ch. Lynch-Bages gives us an insight into the harvest that no one will forget. Wednesday 23rd September: The day’s yield at Ch. Lynch-Bages Tonight, we have completed two thirds of our 2020 harvest at Ch. Lynch-Bages. So far the weather has been favourable; […]

As nature intended: Jane Anson on low-intervention wine

Low-intervention winemaking is not a passing fad or fashion, explains wine writer Jane Anson. The Inside Bordeaux author believes it’s a philosophy that will change the way we drink for the better. Today, the idea of low-intervention wines has exploded. “The category may still have only a small impact commercially,” says New York Times wine […]