What does Corney & Barrow have to do with Robert Burns?

”A man perpetually in the paroxysm and fears of inebriety is like a half-drowned stupid wretch condemned to labor unceasingly in water; but a now-and-then tribute to Bacchus is like the cold bath, bracing and invigorating.” So said Robert Burns, a man celebrated annually in Scotland and around the world on January 25th. Burns was […]

Drink Veggie!

It might be surprising to learn that not all wine is suitable for vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.  Our simple guide helps you understand what you can drink. How do you know if a wine is vegetarian or vegan? To know whether a wine is a vegetarian or vegan, you need to look at how the […]

Top 7 summer cocktail recipes

There’s a certain stigma surrounding wine in a cocktail. Maybe people have just not tasted a good one..? Perhaps you don’t want to use your favourite wine and that’s fair. And we don’t recommend mixing with a pricey Bordeaux or the like… Seriously though, wine cocktails can be great. Here we celebrate the cocktail with […]

A very special occasion: A dinner with Bonneau du Martray

Last’s week dinner with Bonneau du Martray was a very special occasion. The wines are among the most magical whites produced in Burgundy, Jean Charles is among those gifted winemakers that is able to communicate the magic of soil and vines and there is a changing of the guard at Bonneau du Martray. The dinner […]

Bonneau du Martray dinner

I have worked with the Bonneau du Martray wines since the 2000 vintage so all the usual bias warnings apply here. This was a rather different dinner because it was a chance to say “au revoir” (but certainly not a full good bye) to Jean-Charles Le Bault de la Morinière after the recent sale of […]

Peter Sisseck in London: Psi, Chateau Rocheyron and Dominio de Pingus

I am almost criminally late in writing this up. It is nice to think back almost a year, as I sit back in Wales on holiday, to having Peter in London for two whole days. How Peter juggles his three main projects – Dominio de Pingus, Psi & Chateau Rocheryon – I’ll never quite know […]

Dinner at The Savoy tasting De Vogue 1999s…

There aren’t many top producers that I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy as often – both tasting and drinking – as Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue. There are therefore a lot of write-ups on this site, many can be found here and most are down to the wonderful generosity of friends and customers. It was […]

Bordeaux En Primeur 2016: In conversation with Peter Sisseck

We spoke to Peter Sisseck from Chateau Rocheyron about his take on the Bordeaux En Primeur campaign for the 2016 vintage. Interviewer: Adam Brett-Smith, Managing Director. Read our Vintage Report and view all our tasting notes. Sign up to our Bordeaux bulletin to get pricing and availability direct to your inbox.  

Bordeaux En Primeur 2016: In conversation with Louis Mitjavile

Louis Mitjavile from Domaine de l’Aurage answered 5 questions about 2016 vintage. Interviewer: Guy Seddon, fine wine buyer. Read our Vintage Report and view all our tasting notes. Sign up to our Bordeaux bulletin to get pricing and availability direct to your inbox.