Tag: wine recommendations

Park life: five bottles for alfresco affairs

In the age of social distancing, we’re all spending more time outdoors. Whether it’s a picnic, cocktails on the balcony, a beachfront feast or park drinks, Fine Wine Specialist Jared Ehret suggests five bottles perfectly suited to savouring in the great outdoors “I get up when I want except on Wednesdays when I get rudely […]

The buyers’ review: 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, members of our buying team look back on their favourite wines of the year and explain why these bottles are – to them – rather special Mark Pardoe MW 2013 Domaine Lyrarakis, Thrapsathiri, Armi, Crete, Greece My interest is always piqued by grape varieties which are (to me) as yet […]

Highlights from the January Sale

As shopping-fever seizes the nation, we pick out a few ‘unmissables’ from our January Sale. These choice bottles come recommended by those in the know: the journalists with their ear to the vine and – of course – our expert buying team Champagne J.L. Vergnon, Conversation, Brut, Grand Cru Recommended by both Olly Smith and […]

Snag yourself a great BBQ wine

This beautiful weather has seen endless garden gatherings over the last few weeks.  But, we’ve noticed today’s barbecue parties are more sophisticated than ever before. Burnt-yet-raw chicken drumsticks have been replaced by dishes like char-grilled sea bass and Halloumi cheese kebabs. And of course, such delicious fare deserves the right wine to accompany and complement […]