Tag: merlot

On the pour: Chinese wine

Each month we share a little bit more about just one of the bottles available to taste in our London shop. This month Joshua Friend picks something a little unusual: a Cabernet blend from Ningxia in China

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, […]

Bordeaux 2015: Merlot’s moment?

Our man in Bordeaux – Jonathan White – reports on day one of the team’s week tasting Bordeaux 2015 en primeur, with preliminary thoughts on the importance of Merlot, how the vintage compares to 2005, 2009 and 2010 and the finesse exhibited thus far. We arrived in Bordeaux wondering just how good the 2015 vintage […]

Lamb of the gods

If you gave something up for Lent, rest assured, it’s almost over! So over Easter treat yourself to an indulgent lunch with family and friends. There’s something special about traditional Pascal Lamb at Easter time and when it comes to choosing the perfect wine to match, there are several factors to consider: