Tag: Number Three

From the inside: barrel to bottle

Originally published in the spring of 1971 in our Number Three magazine, this article considers the move toward château-bottling and away from shipping in cask, much to our initial horror. Like other traditional wine merchants we have built our reputation by buying wines in cask and bottling them under our own label. Now it looks […]

They came to Number Three: the visitor from Rum Row

No.3 St James’s Street might not be an address one associates with bootlegging gangsters – until now. In an article originally published in our Number Three magazine in the spring of 1971, we remember an infamous visitor of the 1920s and our relationship with a certain William McCoy. The violence brought to life by the […]

From the inside: an uncertain future

Originally published in the spring of 1970, this month’s article from Number Three ponders the future of the independent merchant, considering both the impact of climate change and the rise of the supermarket. No doubt it is cowardly of us, but we sometimes feel we should have more heart to face the future if we were not […]

From the inside: true temperance

Tackling the inescapable issue of health, an article from a 1989 edition of our Number Three magazine ponders how far the wine merchant’s duty of care extends, establishing an attitude of “true temperance”. Like most of life’s pleasures, from sunbathing to ski-ing, drinking alcohol can have its hazards if it is not done sensibly – and recently […]