Spectator Wine

Wine Club 18 August

18 August 2018 9:00 am

We’re clearing the decks and having a late summer sale — or rather our partner Mr Wheeler is. Fill your…

Wine Club 4 August

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Our Spectator Winemaker Lunches are extremely cheery affairs, held in the boardroom at 22 Old Queen Street. There are never…

Wine Club 21 July

21 July 2018 9:00 am

My old mate Jason Yapp was chirpier than ever when we met to taste his wines the other day. Never…

Wine Club 7 July

7 July 2018 9:00 am

My dear old alma mater Berry Bros & Rudd broke with Spectator Wine Club tradition recently by offering a six-bottle…

Wine Club 23 June

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Readers will, I’m sure, remember the excellent Merlot-rich Sang du Sanglier from Ch. de Fayolle that we offered here with…

Wine Club 9 June

9 June 2018 9:00 am

There’s something for everyone in the Rhône Valley. And there’s definitely something for everyone in this fine offer from Mr…

Wine Club 26 May

26 May 2018 9:00 am

A great selection from Messrs Corney & Barrow this week and a ridiculously well-priced one too, especially if you take…

Wine Club 12 May

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Spring is definitely here, in all its capricious glory, and, in cahoots with FromVineyardsDirect, we’ve selected six wines — all…

Wine Club 28 April

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Irecently did a straw poll of a dozen or so friends in the drinks trade. If, for whatever strange reason,…

Wine Club 14 April

14 April 2018 9:00 am

Three perfect rosés with which to welcome spring and summer

Wine Club 31 March

31 March 2018 9:00 am

We’ve not had an offer from my alma mater Berry Bros & Rudd for yonks, almost a year in fact,…

Wine Club 17 March

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Esme Johnstone, the genial boss of FromVineyardsDirect, is the past master at rootling out tasty little parcels of this and…

Wine Club 03 March

3 March 2018 9:00 am

Chateau Musar, that extraordinary Lebanese winery with vineyards deep in the Bekaa Valley, boasts an almost fanatical following. Indeed, two…

Wine Club 17 February

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Dry January must have heightened my senses. Or maybe I’m simply craving alcohol. Either way, I’m pretty chuffed with this…

Wine Club 3 February

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Good grief, I’m glad that’s over. Dry January, that is. The worst thing was that for most of it I…

Wine Club 20 January

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Well, I don’t know about you but I found the recent festivities somewhat challenging. I didn’t draw a sober breath…

Wine Club 16 December

16 December 2017 9:00 am

I can’t lie to you, I hate this time of year. I further admit to being a fully paid-up member…

Wine Club 2 December

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Christmas is the time for fine claret, whether the grub you plan to gorge on is a juicy rib of beef,…

Wine Club 25 November

25 November 2017 9:00 am

I adore the wines of New Zealand and reckon I could survive on nothing but, if I were ordered to…

Wine Club 11 November

11 November 2017 9:00 am

It’s the turn of FromVineyardsDirect this week and, just to keep things simple, FVD’s Esme Johnstone and I decided simply…

Wine Club 4 November

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Gosh I love Gosset champagne! And having recently been in the enviable but liver-challenging position of researching a book on…

Wine Club 28 October

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Six wines from the finest Grands Crus Classés Bordeaux estates

Wine Club 14 October

14 October 2017 9:00 am

As readers know, The Spectator is a famously broad church. All manner of opinions are held and expressed here, and…

Wine Club 30 September

30 September 2017 9:00 am

I love Picpoul de Pinet; I mean we all do, right? It’s the quintessence of easy, affable drinking and I’ve…

Wine Club 23 September

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Mas de Daumas Gassac is one of the great estates of the Languedoc. Indeed, it is often referred to as…