Tag: wine

Burgundy’s humble appeal

On his first trip to Burgundy Ben Grosvenor – the newest member of our Fine Wine team – falls in love with the region, its humble winemakers and the 2015 vintage Early starts, cold cellars, freezing winds and sharing a minivan with half of the Berry Bros. & Rudd Fine Wine team: no matter how […]

Christmas with a New World slant

Selecting the perfect wine to drink alongside your Christmas feast can seem a daunting prospect. Here, Catriona Felstead MW advocates looking to the New World for effortless choices that will work well whatever’s on the menu. Christmas: if you are anything like me, you haven’t even thought about it yet. That enormous tick-list of presents […]

The fuddled identity of Carménère

As we approach World Carménère Day, wine writer Amanda Barnes regales the grape’s remarkable history, detailing its path from near extinction to rapidly becoming Chile’s signature grape There’s more than one grape variety that has played hide and seek under the folds of time, but perhaps none has done it quite as spectacularly as Carménère. Although […]

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 […]