Tag: Wine Club

Gamay: Burgundy’s other red grape

Martin Hudson MW expounds upon Gamay, the grape behind Beaujolais. Sometimes seen as a Burgundian outcast, this fruity varietal may be known for its confected Nouveau incarnation, but has a much more serious side. Gamay is a relative newcomer to the world of wine, emerging as a result of a natural crossing between Pinot Noir […]

Bottles for the bird: wines that work with goose

Butchers across the country are taking orders for a festive bird, leaving only one question for customers: turkey or goose? For those plumping for goose this Christmas, our Wine Club Manager – Katie Cooper – suggests whites and reds to partner its rich, fatty meat. In my house, planning the festive feast takes as much […]

On the simple art of decanting

Elaborate swirls of crystal, paraphernalia reminiscent of secondary-school chemistry and studious pouring; decanting can seem a mysterious business. Here our Wine Club Manager Katie Cooper demystifies the art of the decanter. The act of decanting a wine is pretty simple: in straightforward terms, it is transferring the wine from the bottle into another vessel, either […]

How to picnic (properly)

As we (finally) enter the season for al fresco dining, Katie Cooper – Manager of our Wine Club – recalls the pitfalls of picnics past and uses her experience to give you a guide to seamless outdoor feasting. I’m not averse to a sandy sandwich or two. Dental implications aside, they recall childhood memories of picnics […]