36 Hours In… the rarified world of Krug

Difficult though it is to believe, working at Berry Bros. & Rudd isn’t all hard graft. Fine Wine’s recent visit to Krug was an especially enviable occasion reports Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave – especially with the chance to preview Krug’s 2003 vintage. A visit to Krug was always going to be done with style. […]

Port Tongs at the Ready

A large family gathering gave a very good reason to put my new Taylor’s Port Tongs to action.  We’d seen these used at Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas a week earlier to worthy effect and Adrian Bridge had kindly given us each a pair to take home. The principal purpose of Port Tongs is to open a […]

Wine News: Ch. Calon-Ségur sold

The story goes that The Marquis de Ségur, who also owned Ch. Lafite and Ch. Latour, adorned the label of Ch. Calon-Ségur with a heart claiming “I make my wine at Lafite and Latour, but my heart is in Calon.” The most northerly of the châteaux we visit each spring, it’s also nearly always our […]

Noble Nebbiolo

Recently returned from their trip to Piedmont, intrepid reporters, Joss Fowler, Chris Pollington and David Jones, update us on their findings. Read their reports: Joss Fowler’s report To say that my trip to Piedmont was a revelation might be taking things a little far, though to say that my eyes have been opened, and that […]