Spectator Wine

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…

Wine Club 15 December

15 December 2018 9:00 am

It’s the music that gets me, the bloody piped music. Christmas carols on an endless loop. It’s a wretched constant,…

Wine Club 8 December

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Being a veritable martyr to Christmas Affected Doom, Depression and Despondency, I admit to feeling far from chipper. My wife…

Wine Club 24 November

24 November 2018 9:00 am

I take something of a head-in-the-sand approach to Christmas. Despite the bloody supermarkets and high-street stores trumpeting the forthcoming festivities…

Wine Club 10 November

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Esme Johnstone, that crafty old fox at the helm of From Vineyards Direct, has been at it again. He slipped…

Wine Club 27 October

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The finest Bordeaux wines for a fraction of the price

Wine Club 20 October

20 October 2018 9:00 am

We’re with Yapp Bros this week and so popular with readers is the Domaine Gaujal, Picpoul de Pinet (1) that…

Wine Club 13 October

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Everyone loves the wines of Maison M. Chapoutier, one of the great names of the Rhône Valley. The company was…

Wine Club 6 October

6 October 2018 9:00 am

As we all know, getting the first drink of the day right can be a tricky business, not least because…

Wine Club 22 September

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Everyone loves the wines of Louis Latour and I’m delighted to offer such a tasty selection of them here, particularly…

Wine Club 8 September

8 September 2018 9:00 am

We were going to run an entirely French offer this week courtesy of FromVineyardsDirect, but I couldn’t resist the 2017…

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