Spectator Wine

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…

Wine Club 16 September

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Our partners Yapp Bros have just scooped the coveted Wine List of the Year gong at the recent Inter-national Wine…

Wine Club 2 September

2 September 2017 9:00 am

So, that’s it then. Summer, I mean. It pushed off without ever having really arrived. There were some bizarrely scorching…

Wine Club 19 August

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Wine merchants Mr Wheeler are in the midst of a vast sale as they amend their list and move on…

Wine Club 5 August

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Having just finished researching a book on champagne and sparkling wine (out in October since you ask), I’ve been awash…

Wine Club 22 July

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Esme Johnstone at FromVineyardsDirect.com is the past master at digging out little parcels of top quality, fully mature vino from…

Wine Club 15 July

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Marlborough, New Zealand, is one of the wine world’s sweet spots. One of the sweetest spots in fact, famed in…

Wine Club 8 July

8 July 2017 9:00 am

You can never have too much Pol Roger