Clearing out the cellar

In a new post our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave emphasises the importance of not just building, but enjoying, ones cellar – withdrawing wines from storage, savouring their development, and enjoying them before their peak drinking window has somehow passed you by. Autumn and the season’s longer evenings prompt a need to review ones wine […]

Sustenance at the summit

Following a recent trip to the moors of the north, our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave divulges the secrets of England’s highest cellar, a spot of Lancastrian peat that provides surprising sustenance for weary sportsmen. After two hours yomping across heather and bog, the distant trig point stubbornly remained just that – distant. Eventually, and […]

A fine glass of Claret

Tom Cave – our Cellar Plan Manager – reports on yesterday’s tasting of Bordeaux 2014 en primeur, listing a few personal highlights of this supremely drinkable vintage. It was a true credit to our customers’ enduring enthusiasm to taste Bordeaux en primeur which meant, in spite of travel disruption, we were pretty much a full […]

A promenader’s picnic

May heralds the booking process for the Proms and, with his tickets safely secured, Tom Cave – our Cellar Plan Manager – looks ahead to the season, making plans for essential pre-concert picnics. I have a propensity for the works of Gustav Mahler and these always enjoy a good representation at the Proms.  To enjoy […]