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With decades of experience, our team of fine spirits auctioneers share their knowledge and useful information as well as tasting notes and reviews from our spirits community.

  • In Vino Veritas…

    15th June 2022 | By Jeremy Lee

    Last year, our auction director, Isabel Graham-Yooll made her selection of The 3 Best Wine Books Of All Time, this month it’s the turn of auction manager, Jeremy Lee, to select a trio from the crop of the wine titles that have informed his thinking and drinking after far too many years in the drinks trade.

  • Mád For It

    17th May 2022 | By Jeremy Lee

    There is a special place in the hearts and glasses of we sweet wine nerds for the wines of Tokaj-Hegyalia in Northeast Hungary, responsible for as historic a wine style as you’ll ever taste, and some of the most intense and without a doubt the longest-lived unfortified wines in existence. The thrilling combination of burnt-sugar acidity, generous perfume and sometimes tooth-meltingly sweet sugar levels, often combined with fascinating oxidative, aldehydic ‘rancio’ notes have been responsible… Read More

  • Memoirs Of A Whisky Salesman – Part 7

    14th March 2022 | By Isabel Graham-Yooll

    ‘It wasn’t always champagne and roses…I haven’t spoken about it until now. It still angers me about the unnecessary waste of talent and experience of the DCL boys. All just to settle a schoolboy’s feud.’ The final edition of Memoirs of a Whisky Salesman lifts the lid on what life was really like when the chips were down.