Tag: Fine Wine

A glimpse of Bordeaux 2012 – Part One

I have just returned from a three-day trip to Bordeaux for a quick peek at the 2012 vintage. With me were Geordie Willis, our Brand Director, and one of the leading UK gastronomy photographers, Jason Lowe, who had come along to take some new imagery of the region for us. As we arrived in Bordeaux, […]

What is ‘en primeur’?

We asked our Wine Club Manager Katie Cooper to explain exactly what ‘en primeur’ is, how the system came about and what it means for buying wine. What is the en primeur system? In a nutshell, en primeur (or wine futures) refers to the system by which Châteaux sell their wine from the barrel; that […]

Fine and Rare Dinner with Michel Roux Jr

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Fine and Rare Dinner in our Napoleon Cellar, cooked by guest chef Michel Roux Jr. I caught up with him before the dinner to talk though his menu and our wine matches, which you can view in this video, and below I share my detailed food and […]

Tasting Olivier Bernstein’s 2011s

Today we were lucky enough to be able to taste Olivier Bernstein‘s line up of 2011 wines. Below are tasting notes from various members of our Fine Wine team. 2011 Chambertin Clos de Beze, Grand Cru Gentle, but building, fragrant black fruit on the nose, restrained and regal. Fabulously lush black berry-fruit on the palate […]