Spectator Wine

A tempting selection of French, German and Spanish wines, each one new to The Spectator.

Wine Club 8 October

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Although many wine merchants are tightening their post-Brexit belts and rationalising their cellars, Yapp Bros have thrown their net ever…

Wine Club 24 September

24 September 2016 9:00 am

We’ve something a bit different this week: six wines not only from the same region (Burgundy) but also the same…

Wine Club 10 September

10 September 2016 9:00 am

After three and a quarter centuries in the business, Berry Bros. & Rudd is certainly trad, but it’s also reassuringly…

Wine Club 27 August

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Summer’s taking its leave and we have a fine Gallic half-dozen from Corney & Barrow with which to enjoy the…

Wine Club 13 August

13 August 2016 9:00 am

A tasty selection this week courtesy of FromVineyardsDirect.com, the masters at snuffling out tucked-away treasures for bargain prices. FVD’s founders,…

Wine Club 30 July

30 July 2016 9:00 am

We’ve some wonderful summery wines this week, each one from France. Not deliberately so: it’s just that these six wines…

Wine Club 16 July

16 July 2016 9:00 am

We at The Spectator drink a lot of Pol Roger Champagne. It’s more or less the house pour. Not every…

Wine Club 2 July

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Much has been written about the tip-top quality of the 2015 clarets, the en primeur campaign of which is in…

Domaine de la Jasse – the Languedoc’s finest

25 June 2016 9:00 am

Offering unrivalled value for money this summer with our hugely discounted pre-release pricing

Wine Club 11 June

11 June 2016 9:00 am

I never drink before noon or 7 p.m., but find myself ever more often glancing at the sundial and licking…

Wine Club 28 May

28 May 2016 9:00 am

The following wines from Private Cellar are all about summer, chosen with long lunches on the lawn, picnics by the…

Wine Club 14 May

14 May 2016 9:00 am

I reckon Robert Boutflower of Tanners has the measure of The Spectator. He knows exactly what tickles our fancy. He…

Wine Club 30 April

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Sacha Lichine from Chateau d’Esclans in Provence is recognised as the world’s foremost rosé producer

How wrong can I be?

21 April 2016 12:21 pm

Jonathan Ray reckons size matters and finds himself wrong footed by the supermarkets. So there I was at my birthday…

Wine Club 16 April

16 April 2016 9:00 am

Mark Pardoe MW, the wine-buying director of Berry Bros. & Rudd, has a touching fondness for The Spectator. Either that…

Size matters

8 April 2016 1:46 pm

I was struck recently as I perused the modest collection of bottles I pretentiously call my ‘home cellar’ (the really…

Browsing and Sluicing in Sussex and Surrey

8 April 2016 1:19 pm

To get himself in shape for the forthcoming Spectator St. George’s Day trip to Chapel Down Winery in Kent, Jonathan…

RIP Ronnie Corbett

31 March 2016 4:19 pm

Ronnie Corbett was an absolute gent, one of the nicest of men and hilarious company. He was self-deprecating, courteous and…

A fizzy new sponsor for the world of three-day eventing

31 March 2016 10:26 am

Pol Roger have a long history of sponsoring exciting, and sometimes somewhat eccentric events – from real tennis to horse…

The Perils of Taking Wine to a Party

29 March 2016 11:47 am

Which is worse – to take an expensive wine to a party (“Oh, how sweet of you!”) only for the…

Why isn’t George Osborne more supportive of the English wine industry?

17 March 2016 5:35 pm

Yet again wine drinkers get it straight in the goolies from the Chancellor. Duty on wine will rise with inflation…

St George’s Day tour and lunch at Chapel Down

16 March 2016 4:54 pm

Join us for an intimate and exclusive Spectator lunch at Chapel Down’s vineyards and winery in Kent. On your visit…

Winemaker’s lunch with Beltrán Domecq

3 March 2016 5:13 pm

Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Tuesday 12 April for the next in this year’s series of Spectator Winemaker lunches with Beltrán Domecq, President…

Ask Johnny!

29 February 2016 10:28 am

Q. What does méthode traditionelle mean on a wine label? It is the process (sometimes known as Méthode Champenoise) by which…

Wine on Aeroplanes

29 February 2016 10:27 am

Up in the air, sky high, sky high…