Tag: history

Liquid lessons: our bond with Bordeaux

In the run up to Bordeaux en primeur, Henry Jeffreys traces the history of Britain’s ties to Bordeaux, a battle-worn bond built on Claret. For a certain kind of wine lover, usually British, Claret is red wine. At the moment though, the wines of Bordeaux are decidedly unfashionable. Bordeaux bashing is a popular sport amongst […]

For a “proper festive mood”

As we embark upon the official party season, we delve into our archives for a pair of perfect punch recipes. Originally published in the autumn of 1960 in our Number Three magazine, these rum- and brandy-laden beverages are bound to make for the merriest of get-togethers. We are often asked at this time of year for […]

Notes on a vest-pocket list

In the Spring 1970 issue of our Number Three magazine we published an article in response to comments made by Edmund Penning-Rowsell in The Financial Times, offering a defence for our ‘vest-pocket list’, the 2016 edition of which has just been printed. How much information should a wine merchant’s list contain? Ought it to provide a […]

Kill or cure?

Considering the effects of alcohol consumption on one’s health is not merely a modern preoccupation: in the autumn of 1957 we printed a brief discussion on the topic in our Number Three magazine which we have republished here.