Achaval-Ferrer: The Argentine Adventure

“Achaval-Ferrer ticks all of the boxes. Ancient, low yielding vines, high altitude freshness and large diurnal variation helps to give complexity in these wines – the basis for a long term exclusive partnership, very close to our hearts.” – Alison Buchanan, Corney & Barrow   Last year we announced some really positive and exciting changes […]

An Interview with Ruca Malen’s Roberto Meli

Bodega Ruca Malen is a boutique winery in Mendoza, Argentina, producing elegant and stylish wines. Set up in 1998, Ruca Malen is the brainchild of Jean-Pierre Thibaud and Jacques-Louis de Montalembert. Friends and business partners who shared a love of wine and the wine trade, De Montalembert had worked extensively in Burgundy, while Thibaud was […]

Happy Malbec Day!

April 17th is Malbec Day – a day entirely dedicated to celebrating the grape responsible for creating the delicious wine we know and love. Originally grown in south-west France, Malbec was famously made in the Cahors region of France, where the grape is often referred to as “Côt”. Fast-forward to the mid-19th century, and elsewhere […]

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: The Music Shop

Cheltenham hosts the world’s oldest literature festival but it’s far from stuffy. After last year’s hit Book & Bottle Salon with Lionel Shriver they invited us back to find a #NovelPairing for The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce who joined me on stage at The Daffodil with Rebecca Palmer from Corney & Barrow. The Music […]

Damian Barr’s Ninth #NovelPairing: Bridget Jones’s Diary

It’s time to wriggle into your big pants (real or metaphorical) for a Valentine’s date with Bridget Jones! Helping Damian choose our #NovelPairings are James Franklin from Corney & Barrow and Simon Heafield from Foyles. February brings romance – a high-stakes month for Bridget and her tribe.  It’s twenty years since hapless, heroic Bridge first dreamed […]

An Enthused Tasting by Achaval-Ferrer’s Marcelo Victoria

Achaval-Ferrer’s Marcelo Victoria believes that a wine needs a back story. But it also needs someone to tell it and Marcelo Victoria can tell a story. He quickly transported us from our London offices to a plot of land at the end of a ‘two horses wide’ track in the southern part of Mendoza. Their […]