Tag: Fine Wine

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 […]

The changing face of Chile

Following a recent trip to the country, Fergus Stewart – from our Fine Wine team – traces Chile’s path to fine wine fame, identifying the key producers that make it worth any oenophile’s attentions For a country with a proud and long history of winemaking, dating back to the Conquistadors’ arrival in the 16th century, […]

How fine wine got fast

The trend for junk food with a fine-dining twist has long seized London, but the new wave of casual eateries is offering more than craft beer and cocktails as an accompaniment to their fast fare. Sitting next to pizza and pulled pork, their menus provide a roster of the world’s most prestigious wine producers. Does […]

Clearing out the cellar

In a new post our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave emphasises the importance of not just building, but enjoying, ones cellar – withdrawing wines from storage, savouring their development, and enjoying them before their peak drinking window has somehow passed you by. Autumn and the season’s longer evenings prompt a need to review ones wine […]