Spectator Wine

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.

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14 November 2007 4:32 pm

Simon Hoggart's latest selection

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17 October 2007 2:36 pm

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

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

Spectator Mini-Bar Offer

8 March 2007 9:05 am

This week’s mini-bar is from a new company, titled in the modern fashion, FromVineyardsDirect.com

February Wine Club

15 February 2007 8:42 am

I’m pleased to say it has become an annual tradition: our February offer of the new vintage of Chateau Musar with Lay & Wheeler.

January Wine Club

25 January 2007 8:34 am

The festive season is long over, so it’s time to stock up on less expensive but delicious wines

Christmas Wine Club

23 November 2006 8:49 am

This is our last Christmas offer for 2006, and contains a great many wines

Lay & Wheeler Spectator Christmas wine offer

8 November 2006 2:41 pm

We have two Christmas offers this month, both from top-ranking wine merchants.

Christmas Mini-Bar Offer

26 October 2006 8:25 am

This is the first of our Christmas offers — a little early

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12 October 2006 11:44 am

Stone, Vine & Sun of Winchester is one of my very favourite wine merchants.

Spectator Wine Club September Offer

28 September 2006 12:00 am

I’m just back from my annual trip to Adnams of Southwold. It’s one of those events that makes the end of summer rather more tolerable

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21 September 2006 11:34 am

Private Cellar is a very classy company

Spectator Wine Club August Offer

16 August 2006 4:04 pm

How should wines be sealed? This issue continues to fret the trade.

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3 August 2006 8:24 am

The French are finally coming to terms with generic wines