Tag: Fine Wine

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 […]

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 […]