Connecting historical context of Elizabeth I, Spanish Armada and Lisbon plus insights into these superb wine producers and their ethos. This case is selected by Rebecca Lamont of the Rebecca Lamont Wine School, Dr George Gross, Historian and Simon Field MW.
La Rioja Alta are definite Rioja A-Listers, and some would place them at the very top of that list. Their wines provide a roll call of all that is good about traditional Rioja, wines which show off the Tempranillo grape at its very best. We've put two of their finest together in this mixed case.
In this mixed case we have selected four classic wines for the extended festive season spanning the period from the beginning of Advent, through the main event of Christmas, to toasting in New Year's Eve and settling down for Twelfth Night and Epiphany, and Orthodox Christmas.
What did wine taste like in Ancient Rome? How did Madeira acquire its distinctive style? What was Louis XIV’s favourite wine? And how did scientific progress in the nineteenth century impact winemaking? Exlore the history of wine with this mixed case.
Champagne is mostly known as a celebratory wine served to mark special occasions, but it is also a very food-friendly wine. Sommeliers and chefs love working together to pair champagne with main courses. This mixed case is designed for champagne-lovers and foodies.
This mixed case brings together three wines to commemorate romantic royal alliances over the years, including an English Sparkling to commemorate the coronation of George IV in 1821 and his morganatic marriage to Maria Fitzherbert.
Expertly selected by Simon Field Master of Wine (long term Champagne buyer and now widely respected wine journalist) and Dr George Gross (Royal and Ceremonial historian and Visiting Research Fellow of King’s College London) this case provides contemporary examples of wines lavishly consumed at British royal feasts and coronation banquets, from t