Tag: claret

White Claret: Bordeaux’s best kept secret

Bordeaux’s reds – great and glorious though they may be – steal all the headlines when it comes to the region’s wine. But, a classic blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, its whites offer value and versatility; here Philip Moulin tells us why they deserve a place in your wine rack In the 1950s, hard […]

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 […]

What to drink in 2018: red Bordeaux

Our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave kicks off the New Year with the first instalment of our annual series on what to drink over the coming months. Here, he offers an update on two decades of red Bordeaux The 2000 and 2001 vintages, in the main, remain firmly in their purple patch, as indeed does […]

A Lyons Christmas

For many of us, Christmas offers the excuse to open a few truly special bottles; here, Will Lyons shares with us the wines he has lined up for 25th December and beyond In the far corner of my cellar, just before the jumble of loosely packed Claret cases, stands a metal wine rack, around eight […]