Spectator Wine

Wine Club 21 December

21 December 2019 9:00 am

I write this from Camp Bah Humbug, whither I’ve been banished by my ever-loving. I had merely suggested that it…

Wine Club 7 December

7 December 2019 9:00 am

We’ve Christmas firmly in our sights this week. I’ve written many times here and elsewhere about suffering from that debilitating…

Wine Club 23 November

23 November 2019 9:00 am

At dinner the other night, our host spotted a well-priced magnum of fizz on the list and beckoned the sommelier.…

Wine Club 16 November

16 November 2019 9:00 am

Reports of the demise of our old chums at FromVineyardsDirect are grossly exaggerated. Indeed, those many readers who expressed concern…

Wine Club 9 November

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Those naughty Yapp Brothers (actually, proprietors Jason Yapp and Tom Ashworth are naughty stepbrothers) are well known for preying upon…

Wine Club 2 November

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Our second offer from Naked Wines, the iconoclastic online merchant that funds selected winemakers via so-called angels — wine lovers…

Wine Club 26 October

26 October 2019 9:00 am

We head to Italy this week and the wines of Castello Banfi. The much-admired estate was founded in 1978 by…

Wine Club 5 October

5 October 2019 9:00 am

As you settle down to read this over your boiled egg and soldiers, three dozen or so hardy Spectator readers…

Wine Club 21 September

21 September 2019 9:00 am

One of the jolliest of our recent Spectator Winemaker Lunches was that hosted by Maria Urrutia, fifth–generation director of the…

Wine Club 7 September

7 September 2019 9:00 am

A very tasty offer this week from guest partner Honest Grapes, the multi-award-winning online merchant founded five years ago by…

Wine Club 17 August

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Everyone loves Beaujolais. Now come on, don’t be like that! Of course they do! I’m not talking about ropey old…

Wine Club 20 July

20 July 2019 9:00 am

A bumper offer this week from our old chums Yapp Bros. Led by step-brothers Jason Yapp and Tom Ashworth, the…

Wine Club 6 July

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Our offer from Corney & Barrow is absolutely jam-packed this week so I trust you’ll forgive me if I get…

Wine Club 22 June

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Ah, how lovely! The sun’s out and the birds are tweeting. My boys’ wretched A-levels and GCSEs are finally over…

Wine Club 15 June

15 June 2019 9:00 am

We were quite the merry band. Forty or so Spectator readers — many of them veterans of our fabled Spectator…

Wine Club 8 June

8 June 2019 8:00 am

We’ve four wines from Château Belles Eaux this week, one of the leading lights of the Languedoc and a long-standing…

Wine Club 25 May

25 May 2019 9:00 am

We’ve not had an offer from Messrs Corney & Barrow in a while and it’s a treat to welcome them…

Wine Club 27 April

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Something new this week, with our first-ever offer from Naked Wines, the online retailer that’s been much in the (wine)…

Wine Club 13 April

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Everyone loves the wines of Villa Maria. Its so-called Private Bin range is hugely reliable and, heaven knows, I’ve drunk…

Wine Club 30 March

30 March 2019 9:00 am

I’m acutely aware that we rarely offer champagne in these pages, other than the occasional treat from our beloved Pol…

Wine Club 16 March

14 March 2019 9:00 am

My old chum Jason Yapp is never less than chipper. Indeed, his ebullience is boundless. In springtime, this innate effervescence…

Wine Club 2 March

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Chateau Musar is beloved of Spectator readers, thanks largely to my sainted predecessors — Messrs Waugh and Hoggart — both…

Wine Club 16 February

16 February 2019 9:00 am

We should all be firmly back in the saddle by now, with dry January but a ghastly memory. And if…

Wine Club 2 February

2 February 2019 9:00 am

He will hate me saying this, but Anthony Barton — now in his late eighties — is the grand old…

Wine Club 19 January

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Well, I’m glad that’s over. Christmas and New Year’s Eve that is. What a ghastly palaver. It went on for…