Tag: wine

The Barolo of the South

Confirmed Italophile Chris Pollington looks back on his vinous journey, from first taste of Tuscany to a quest for the new and unusual, singing the praises of his current grape of choice: Aglianico, the South’s answer to Nebbiolo. It’s now over 30 years since I took my first wine exam and almost 20 years since […]

A Sherry-led quest

The prestigious house of Lustau has long been making exceptional Sherries but is best known for pioneering “almacenistas”. Here, Felipe Carvallo reports on his trip to Lustau’s bodega in Jerez, and on to two of their almacenistas. There aren’t a great number of activities that make a 4am trip to Stansted airport seem like an […]

From deepest, darkest Peru

Drinks writer Amanda Barnes is undergoing a mammoth project to capture the wine world as it stands today, in 80 harvests. Here she reports from Peru, a historic producer knocked down by its colonial ruler, and home to much, much more than Pisco. It might not be the first wine-producing country you think of in […]

From the inside: barrel to bottle

Originally published in the spring of 1971 in our Number Three magazine, this article considers the move toward château-bottling and away from shipping in cask, much to our initial horror. Like other traditional wine merchants we have built our reputation by buying wines in cask and bottling them under our own label. Now it looks […]