Wine blog: Travellers log

Another year rolls in, bringing with it new tastes and new challenges, but before we really get started with 2016, here are some of my drinking highlights of 2015. As always, the most outstanding trip of the...

The best of the festive fizz

Fizz is essential for Christmas. Whether you pop the cork at breakfast-time, while you open presents or you wait until evening when all the visitors have gone, there is nothing like a glass of bubbles to make...

Blog: My top 20 Christmas wines

The offers are good this year, which makes it worth heading out to buy for now and for those long gloomy weeks of January. But not everything I have selected is on offer – some wines really are worth their...

Festive wine club offer

Whether the family is heading to your house or you are pulling a chair close to the fire for some peace and quiet there is enough choice in this case for the celebration season. There is a frothy, fruity...

Blog: Californian wines

There are not many times that I am invited to taste some of the icon wines of California, so when a selection of 2005 vintages from Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate and Scarecrow were lined up against Vérité...