Tag: wine

Bordeaux 2016: out of the bottle

The 2016 vintage in Bordeaux was extraordinary – scoring a rare 10 out of 10 in our books. Here, Bordeaux Specialist Philip Moulin reports on an extensive tasting of the vintage – and whether the wines live up to their reputation Over 40 years ago, a group of buyers from leading UK wine merchants gathered […]

Our Own Selection: six of the best

Our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW picks six of his favourites from our own-label range Almost every wine in our Own Selection range has a back-story – an event, opportunity or style that sets it apart, giving the wine its individuality. Here are some of my favourites, and why. Meursault: Burgundy’s restricted size and complexity […]

Discovering the three faces of Rioja

Late last year, Buying Assistant Lucy Bland hit the road for her first trip to Rioja. Here she shares a little of her visit exploring its three subregions: La Rioja Alta, Alavesa and Oriental I had not expected La Rioja to be quite so beautiful. As we drove away from Bilbao airport heading south, the […]

From our kitchen: Burgundian fish stew

As all eyes are on Burgundy for the release of the region’s 2018s, our Head Chef Stewart Turner has rustles up a recipe for a fish stew that will sing alongside the region’s whites January is Burgundy season and I’m a real fan of these wines. It is definitely my favourite wine region, especially for […]