Bordeaux 2016: a truly great vintage?

This week our team is in the Gironde, visiting the châteaux, talking to the winemakers and tasting the new vintage from barrel. Each day Will Lyons will be reporting from the region, sharing our team’s assessment of Bordeaux 2016. Here, he reports on a day tasting in Margaux, finding wines of almost Burgundian elegance Touch down Bordeaux. […]

Plus ça change

From new technology to the impact of climate change, author, journalist and fine wine specialist Will Lyons takes a view on what lies ahead in the wine world “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there,” reads the famous opening of LP Hartley’s evocative novel The Go-Between, in which the narrator, returning […]

Talking wine and war with Andrew Roberts

Ahead of tomorrow’s dinner with Andrew Roberts, Will Lyons sits down with the historian to talk about the way two of history’s most famous figures used wine to their political advantage Like many first steps along the wine route, Professor Andrew Roberts began his vinous journey as an undergraduate. The historian and author of acclaimed […]

Shop talk: bulldozers and Brunello

Will Lyons talks wine with Alexander McCall Smith – author of the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, an old friend and a new client, considering the bond that is formed over bottles. It was a particularly frustrating experience with a car rental at Rome airport that finally persuaded Alexander McCall Smith to pen his latest […]