Tag: tasting

Southwold on Thames: tasting Bordeaux 2013

Philip Moulin reports on an annual tasting of the newly bottled Bordeaux vintage, this year focused on 2013; a hard vintage, for both producers and consumers For the last three years I have been privileged to have taken part in what is arguably the most comprehensive annual tasting of fine wine in the UK – […]

On the road in Burgundy

Will Heslop – Buying Assistant – recounts the trials, tribulations and triumphs of his quest to collect the precious samples for our Burgundy en primeur tasting. The Burgundy en primeur offer is, for many of our customers, the highlight of the wine calendar: a first chance to become acquainted with a new vintage and to […]

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 week on the slopes

Trading her skis for secateurs, Stephanie Barlow from the Warehouse Shop recounts a week on the slopes of the Montagne de Reims at Champagne Mailly, the producer behind two of our own-label Champagnes. The Grand Cru village of Mailly is nestled on the north face of the Montagne de Reims and grows some of the […]