Tag: USA

A new side to Napa: DeSante

You might know Napa for its polished Cabernets, but there’s much more to this remarkable valley. Sophie Thorpe talks to the DeSantes – a couple determined to tell the stories of Napa’s oldest vineyards

Easy as ABC: Jim Clendenen

Au Bon Climat’s Jim Clendenen is one of the most colourful characters in wine. As the wine he has made for our own-label range lands on the shelves, Sophie Thorpe sits down with the man himself

Virginia is for wine-lovers

Our buyers are constantly on the hunt for exciting additions to our range, whether they be Bulgarian, Burgundian or – in this case – Virginian. Fresh on our list this month is a selection of Virginia’s finest wines and to celebrate we’re offering you the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the state’s stunning […]

Jamie Goode on the itinerant lifestyle of a wine writer

Midway through his first visit to Washington State, Jamie Goode takes a moment to reflect on the importance of visiting wine regions, meeting the winemakers and understanding the story behind each bottle. As I write, it’s just before 5am in the morning, and I’m jetlagged. I’m in Seattle, and the second day of a journalist […]