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Spectator Wine Vaults

31 May 2014 9:00 am

There are mixed views — to put it mildly — concerning the quality of the 2013 Bordeaux vintage. It’s not…

May Wine Club I

3 May 2014 9:00 am

We’re thinking ahead with this offer, with summer firmly in our sights. Think of barbecues, picnics by the river, summer…

April Wine Club

19 April 2014 9:00 am

For many years, Languedoc-Roussillon was a byword for lousy wine. The region was infamous for producing vast amounts of grim…

Spectator Wine Vaults

5 April 2014 9:00 am

A really tasty selection from The Wine Company this week at very generously discounted prices. There is a theme of…

March Wine Club

22 March 2014 9:00 am

When I worked at Berry Bros & Rudd 20 years ago, I had a wonderfully eccentric customer who liked to…

March Wine Club – FromVineyardsDirect

8 March 2014 9:00 am

What I most admire about FromVineyardsDirect (apart from the quality and quirkiness of their wines and the ease of ordering)…

November Mini-Bar Offer

16 October 2010 5:00 pm

The late Alan Watkins, in whose ­memory we enjoyed a commemorative lunch at the Garrick Club the other day, was…

September Spectator Mini-Bar Offer

20 August 2008 1:54 pm

Simon Hoggart's latest selection for the month of September

August Spectator Mini-Bar Offer

23 July 2008 12:00 am

Simon Hoggart's latest selection for the month of August

July Spectator Mini-Bar Offer

25 June 2008 12:00 am

Simon Hoggart's latest selection for the month of July

June Spectator Mini-Bar Offer

29 May 2008 12:33 pm

Simon Hoggart's latest selection for the month of June

April Spectator Wine Club Offer

16 April 2008 12:00 am

I’m just back from the United States where the local wine is ridiculously expensive, apart from the ridiculously cheap, and you wouldn’t want to drink an awful lot of that, since Diet Coke may be more subtle.

March Spectator Mini-Bar Offer

7 March 2008 12:00 am

This month we feature luxurious wines from France — some well-known, others which deserve to become much better known.

Spectator Mini-Bar Offer

14 November 2007 4:32 pm

Simon Hoggart's latest selection

Spectator mini-bar offer

17 October 2007 2:36 pm

This is our last mini-bar before we start to get ready for Christmas.

Spectator Mini-Bar offer

19 September 2007 4:53 pm

For some reason I like to have a theme for our mini-bar offers, concentrating on a particular country, region or grower.

Spectator mini-bar offer

22 August 2007 2:23 pm

The name of Robert Parker, the oenological sage of Maryland, is not often invoked by British merchants, who tend to sniff that he is too keen on overflavoured wines that lack subtlety and finesse.

Spectator Mini-Bar Offer

25 July 2007 4:29 pm

I’ve just been sent an order form for the 2006 Château Pétrus, now being held in bond. It works out at £917 a bottle (or, say, £15 a sip.)

Spectator Mini-Bar Offer

27 June 2007 5:52 pm

The weather may be bizarre at the moment, but when the sun comes it seems particularly warm, which is when you will crave these excellent wines.

Spectator Mini-Bar Offer

30 May 2007 2:31 pm

Fashions in wine change, like everything else, so it was inevitable that when New World wines swept all before them, Europe would learn to follow the trend.

May Wine Club

16 May 2007 3:59 pm

Now, pay attention. We have a lot of wines to get through and not much time, so if you don’t mind, I’ll crack on.

Spectator Mini-Bar Offer

2 May 2007 2:12 pm

Stone, Vine and Sun, a modestly sized operation near Winchester, keeps winning awards as the best independent wine merchant, and I’m not surprised.

April Wine Club

18 April 2007 2:34 pm

Summer is almost upon us. Ah, the cancerous barbecue smoke drifting from next door’s garden, the stinking, sweaty trains and buses, the yobs with stomachs spilling over their shorts, the never-ending football season.

Spectator Mini-Bar Offer

4 April 2007 1:40 pm

Prestige Agencies is part of the admirable Playford Ros company in North Yorkshire.

March Wine Club

21 March 2007 3:39 pm

There are many ways of buying cheap wine, though fewer means of buying good cheap wine. Supermarkets often have bargains.