Tag: Burgundy

The pleasure of oaked Chardonnay

Sebastian Balcombe from our Fine Wine Buying team explains why oaked Chardonnay is often overlooked – and why it deserves our full attention. Strawberries and cream, buttered crumpets, brioche buns: here in the UK (much to dentist’s despair) we have a love affair with indulgent foods – and why not? But were you to suggest […]

Spotlight on sustainability: Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

Thibault Liger-Belair is waiting for the moon to change. He needs it to bring new weather because enough rain is, well, enough. “It’s a waning moon, so we hope it brings the sun back next week,” he explains, holding up his biodynamic calendar (his “bible”). Thibault has been farming organically since he took on his holdings […]

Light-bodied red wines for summer

Elle Macleod, our Burgundy Buying Assistant, explains why light-bodied red wines are a delicious choice for summer drinking. She covers three key regions to look out for, sharing a favourite wine from each. Summer promises warm days and the hope of long dinners spent outside with friends. It also marks the change from drinking the […]

A closer look at Chablis

Chablis is a wonderful mix of simplicity and complexity, says Adam Bruntlett. Our Burgundy Buyer explains what’s happening in the region today, and which bottles he’s recommending right now. As anyone who has visited can attest, the town of Chablis is a quiet and rather sleepy place. It’s closer geographically to the Champagne region than […]