Tag: Fine Wine

Burgundy 2017: an absolute joy

The 2017 vintage in Burgundy offered the rare combination of quality and (relative) quantity. As our Burgundy 2017 offer goes live, our Buyer Adam Bruntlett introduces the vintage

Burgundy 2017: first impressions

This week a large swathe of our Fine Wine team has swapped their desks for the cellars and vineyards of the Côte d’Or to taste the 2017 vintage: here Martyn Rolph reports on the first day of action and the team’s initial thoughts on the vintage

Piedmont 2014: pure and precise

As we launch our offering of 2014 Baroli and Barbareschi, Italy Buyer Davy Żyw explains how the vintage escaped its fate and defied expectations The 2014 vintage in Barolo is a treat for the purist. It was a year initially marked by challenging weather, but ultimately redeemed by a wonderful end to the season. The […]

What were you doing in 1965?

Occasionally a bottle tasted takes on greater significance, becoming something much more than “just” a good drink. Here Tatiana Humphreys, from our London Shop team, recounts one such liquid encounter Recently I participated in a special blind tasting. A group of us with two glasses, both filled with honey-coloured liquid, one a little clearer than […]