Let’s talk Tempranillo

Best known for producing the wines of Rioja, Tempranillo is a grape with many faces. Here Buyer Catriona Felstead MW talks through the varied styles it produces in Spain and further afield Glorious Tempranillo is Spain’s flagship grape variety. In its traditional heartland, it is revered for its contribution to rich, deep Riojas; structured and […]

The evolution of Australia

The land Down Under isn’t necessarily associated with dainty wines (or characters), but – as our Buyer Catriona Felstead MW explains – there is much more than oak-laden Chardonnay and Shiraz coming out of the country today, with a new generation of artisanal producers seeking to re-define Australian wine Australia Day (this year on Thursday […]

Christmas with a New World slant

Selecting the perfect wine to drink alongside your Christmas feast can seem a daunting prospect. Here, Catriona Felstead MW advocates looking to the New World for effortless choices that will work well whatever’s on the menu. Christmas: if you are anything like me, you haven’t even thought about it yet. That enormous tick-list of presents […]

Are blends best? Yea

In a new vinous debate, two of our Buyers go head-to-head, considering whether it is the purity of one grape or the power of blends that makes the very best bottles. Here, Catriona Felstead MW takes to the floor to sing the praises of blended wines. It is a popular misconception that terroir is often […]