Tag: wine school

A Wine School guide to Christmas

As 25th December approaches, Barbara Drew, a member of our expert Wine School team, offers some wise words on how to keep Christmas chaos at bay – and the wine flowing. The table piled high with a hefty bird, plus trimmings; a constant battle to avoid flaming more than the Christmas pud as paper hats […]

The best bottle-filled books

Our Chairman Simon Berry has compiled a short list of those literary works that he deems ‘essential’ for every young wine-lover; here he introduces, and justifies, those titles that made the cut. When I got my first proper job in the wine trade, in November 1976, my father gave me a copy of Hugh Johnson’s […]

Italian wine, ancient and modern

Today heralds the release of our new book, Exploring & Tasting Wine. Over the coming months we will be publishing extracts from the book, offering you an exclusive look inside its pages. Here we post David Berry Green’s reflection on how Italian wine got from the Etruscans to the current day. After decades – centuries even – in […]

Into the Wilderness

Following our début at Wilderness, our Creative Director Geordie Willis reports on a weekend soaking in culture under the Oxfordshire sun (and – of course – a dip in the lake). Wilderness is a different sort of festival. Set in the bucolic grounds of Cornbury Park, a Cotswolds country estate in the heart of Oxfordshire, […]