Tag: sweet wine

In defence of Sauternes

Sauternes and the other sweet wines of Bordeaux are all too often overlooked, says Clara Bouffard. Having grown up in the region, she’d like that to change. I grew up in the Bordeaux region. At home, local white and sweet wines were every bit as common as reds. Only when I started travelling did I […]

Why Château d’Yquem still wears the crown

As the latest vintage of the world’s most famous sweet wine is released, Jared Ehret from our Fine Wine team explains what makes the noble elixir made at Sauternes estate Château d’Yquem unique

A sweet finish

As many drinkers are on the look-out for their yearly bottle of sweet or fortified wine to draw their Christmas feast to a close, Demetri Walters MW – Sales Manager of our Private Wine Events team – suggests alternatives to the classic line-up of Sauternes, Sherry and Port. The origins of sweet wine can be traced […]

‘German? It must be sweet – I won’t like it…’

Many wine-drinkers make this leap – and miss some stunning wines. Modern German wines range from dry and appetising to gloriously sweet… but which is which? In an extract from our new book, Exploring & Tasting Wine: A wine course with digressions, Catriona Felstead MW reveals all. Knowing what’s in a tall, elegant Alsace or […]