Explore the latest articles, interviews and stories from our experts.



Finding the perfect white wine for Christmas

Our writers share their stories and advice to help you pick delicious white wines this Christmas

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Why you should drink sweet wine this Christmas

Discover food-matching tips and a recipe for chestnut choux buns

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Why Christmas calls for Champagne

Celebrate the joy of festive bubbles with stories and advice from our experts

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How to make the most of magnums

Explore our stories and advice, including our top tips for hosting a festive dinner party

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Burgundy 2021 En primeur


Burgundy 2021 allocations

How we allocate the most sought-after wines

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Rediscovering Gevrey-Chambertin

A closer look at this Côte d’Or powerhouse

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The whole-bunch question

Our expert guide to whole-bunch fermentation

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Reconsidering the Maconnais

Change is afoot in Burgundy’s southern region

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Five ways to fight the frost

What causes frost, and what can growers do about it?

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Brunello and Rhône

On Montalcino

Davy Żyw shares his latest insights

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A day in Gigondas

Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW recounts his visit.

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Château d’Yquem

Behind the scenes at Château d’Yquem

In late October 2021, we visited Château d’Yquem, the producer behind the world’s most famous sweet wine. What we discovered was a timeless tale of Sauternes winemaking, built on a vision spanning centuries.

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Inside the timeless world of Château d’Yquem

We speak to winemakers Sandrine Garbay and Lorenzo Pasquini about what it means to step into this timeless tale, and the vision underpinning the world’s most famous sweet wine.

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Discover Barolo 2018

A guide to the Barolo villages

The Barolo region is a patchwork of distinct villages and terroirs. Italy Buyer Davy Żyw outlines the key names to look out for

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The rising fortunes of Barolo

Alessandro Veglio joined his family winery in 2017. He talks us through his family story, and the story of Barolo as a whole

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Why you should start collecting Barolo

With Barolo quickly ascending on the world stage, Buyer Adrian Brice tells us why it’s time to start collecting these extraordinary wines

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Barolo beyond the label

The wines of Barolo come with their own lexicon. Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW breaks down some of the key terms you should know

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What to drink in 2022


Katie Merry from our Buying team discovers which bottles to pop in 2022.

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Buying Director Mark Pardoe MW explores which Burgundy to open in 2022.

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Which Bordeaux vintages are performing in 2022? Henrietta Gullifer explores.

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Our Cellar Plan Manager, Tom Cave, on which Vintage Port we should be pouring.

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