The Loire, in France, holds a special place in my heart, being the first wine region I visited, far too long ago at the tender age of five, on a family trip to the city of Tours to visit my mother’s childhood pen-friend. Though not yet a fan of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc or Cabernet Franc, and with a limited experience of even Muscadet at that stage, I was absolutely wowed by the scale of… Read More
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.
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
A brief history of a legendary wine style, and how to read its labels.
Auction manager Jeremy Lee celebrates the wines of a Bordeaux First Growth.
Hundreds of wine books are published every year but if you were to buy just three wine books what should they be?
Whisky.Auction manager Jeremy Lee explores the history of Dom Pérignon, the man and the Champagne.
As our 2000 Vintage Wine auction heads towards its climax, auction manager Jeremy Lee reminds us why the 2000 vintage was so special for wine.
Looking back at the history and inspiration of one of the wine world’s most celebrated estates.
We thought it might be helpful to let you know some examples of wines we can auction for you. This isn’t an exhaustive list but it’s a good guide.