Tag: wine

Ridge: the power of Zin

Ridge Vineyards might have made its name with Monte Bello, a Cabernet blend – but many wine lovers know it best for its expressions of California’s flagship grape, Zinfandel. A far cry from the blush bottles and sweet jammy styles that Zin might conjure, Adam Holden explains why these iconic wines are worth seeking out […]

Easter fare: lamb wellington

It might not be a standard Easter this year, but we’ll still be finding time for a long lunch. For the occasion, our Head Chef Stewart Turner suggests a rather indulgent, showstopping lamb wellington As we approach Easter, thoughts always turn to lamb. While we might not be hosting extended family or friends, there’s no […]

The “right” time

Whether it’s books, art or bottles, once we’re hooked on something, we become magpies – guiltily gathering a collection of all that’s shiny, new and exciting. But too often special wines or spirits are put to one side, left to wait for the longed-for perfect occasion. Here our Spirits Buyer Rob Whitehead – and shameless […]

Bordeaux 2019: a vintage in limbo

This week our team would normally be out in Bordeaux, tasting the 2019 vintage from barrel and sharing daily reports on the wines. But, with the global Coronavirus pandemic, En Primeur is on hold. So what does that mean – for the wines, the region and the trade? This week I was meant to be […]