Tag: claret

Widely Read: Claret with a cause

Simon Staples – Sales Director of our Asia wing – describes how he persuaded Jancis Robinson MW and Eric Boissenot to join his vinous band and blend a Claret with a cause – the Room to Read charity. I have been a huge fan of all the amazing things Room to Read have accomplished over the […]

Christmas Claret… and so forth

Philip Moulin is the Bordeaux buyer for Wine Club. In timely fashion, he elucidates on the finer points of that festive staple, Claret Over the years, I’ve had many people tell me (sometimes even those whom I trust) that red Bordeaux, or ‘Claret’ as we call it in Britain, is not necessarily the best thing […]

A Burns Night Supper (with a twist): lamb, pearl barley and haggis hot-pot

You don’t have to make your own haggis to cook up a feast fit for Rabbie this Burns Night, says our chef Stewart Turner. His riff on the classic neeps and tatties dish is simple, substantial and very, very tasty. This is my take on a Burns Night supper dish: a hearty lamb and pearl […]

Bordeaux begins

Bordeaux 2010. Bordeaux zero-ten, or just Bordeaux ’10? We’re still not totally sure how to refer to it, but either way, there is no doubt that this latest vintage from France’s darling region will be an interesting one. Can it really be another ‘legendary’ vintage? Another once-in-a-lifetime year? We’ll have to get back to you […]