Tag: Bordeaux

No contest: Claret

With Bordeaux en primeur officially kicking off this week, our Head Chef Stewart Turner looks to Claret for seasonal inspiration “Claret” is the traditional British name for the red wine of Bordeaux. In 1154, the area of Aquitaine – a powerful dukedom that covered the whole of southwest France, including Bordeaux and La Rochelle – […]

(Don’t) blame it on the weatherman

Wine in all its guises is much more than what happens in the cellar. As Bordeaux Petits Châteaux Buyer Oli Barton discusses here, the weather can have substantial impact on a year’s work for the whole region On my recent trip to Bordeaux I uncovered how much the region’s prosperity hangs on the elements and how […]

A masterclass with Domaine de l’A

At an intimate tasting with Côtes du Castillon producer Domaine de l’A, we unearth hidden treasures from this often-overlooked region of Bordeaux – one that garners attention for its approachable pricing and continual innovation. Alice Brandon from our Fine Wine team reports Within the rich history of Bordeaux, the Côtes de Castillon has often been […]

A toast to the Scottish bard

Ahead of 25th January, Will Lyons advises on what to drink alongside a traditional Burns Night feast January draws to a close with one of the most atmospheric and romantic celebrations in the calendar, Burns Night. On the day of his birthday, 25th January, lovers of Scotland’s most famous poet gather to celebrate his life […]