Hot and cold: the right temperature to serve wine

If you’ve ever been served a luke-warm glass of Merlot, or fine white Burgundy with an icy chill, you know that having a great wine doesn’t necessarily mean people drink one. This quick guide from our introductory wine book Exploring & Tasting Wine tells you which wines to serve at what temperature Most people do not use […]

Essential ingredients: squash

Halloween may be behind us, but the squash season certainly isn’t. This month our Head Chef Stewart Turner provides a wholesome pie recipe, while Demetri Walters MW suggests appropriate wine pairings On the table: Our seasonal spotlight falls on squash which are now in their peak season. Although butternut squash are available throughout the year, […]

They came to Number Three: Lord Byron

First published in the Autumn 1958 edition of Number Three Saint James’s Street, the following piece is part of a series entitled “They Came to Number Three”. In it we see how the life and works of infamous dandy Lord Byron were played out in our historic ledgers Whether he dined heartily on steaks and […]

A bit of all white

Belondrade y Lurton has been deftly showcasing its enthusiasm for the Verdejo grape since 1994. Here the winery’s technical director and oenologist, Marta Baquerizo Mesonero-Romanos, discusses its unusual approach to crafting a white wine of immense refinement and complexity. Didier Belondrade came across the Verdejo grape in 1992, and saw the incredible potential for a […]