Category: Miscellaneous

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 […]

Remember, remember…

Ahead of Guy Fawkes Night with its flurry of bonfires and fireworks displays, Buying Assistant Oliver Barton introduces a suitably warming selection of wood-smoke-friendly wines It’s time to get out the thick coats, gloves and scarves, to keep ourselves warm on cold evenings and – on the night of the 5th of November – to […]

Are blends best? Nay

Following on from yesterday’s article, Adam Bruntlett steps up to the plate, penning a piece from Burgundy to espouse the virtues of one, single grape (and one, single terroir). I write this piece 10 days into a six-week stay in Burgundy, during which time I will be tasting up and down the Côte d’Or, visiting […]

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 […]