Wine

Harrods ‘Rarity’ celebration: an unusually rarefied experience

In nature, as Charles Darwin famously pointed out, rarity is the precursor to extinction. In luxury, conversely, rarity is the precursor to distinction, as evidenced by a two-month celebration (finishing on Thursday 16th August) of all things scarce – from precious fabrics and jewels to limited collections and unique in-store experiences – now underway at […]

Robb Reader: Cherie Spriggs, Head Winemaker at Nyetimber

Remember when the phrase “English wine” was an oxymoron? English wines are winning awards and plaudits the world over, with home grown sparkling wine, in particular, competing with Champagne now thanks to the chalky, sheltered South Downs region being similarly suited to the grape varieties of that region. And, at the vanguard of the English […]

Academy Award Winning Musician John Legend Has His Own Wine

Ask any singer and they’ll tell you that duets can be a risky proposition. Take David Bowie, for instance. In 1982 he teamed with Queen front man Freddie Mercury on “Under Pressure” and created one of the most beloved songs of all time. But three years later, when he joined forces with another legend to […]

Prepare for lift-off with Maison Mumm zero-gravity Champagne

In keeping with its rich history of innovation, Champagne stalwarts Maison Mumm have risen to a bold new challenge: reinventing the timeless Champagne tasting ritual for the new frontier of space and zero gravity. This September, astronauts and space-lovers alike can experience an outer-worldly experience with the launch of Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar: a ground-breaking […]

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