News » James Low


Tasting Burgundy 2018 | Marc Colin, Tollot-Beaut, Meo-Camuzet, Ghislaine Barthod, Louis Boillot & Grivot

The first day finished with a couple of bottles at Au Bout du Monde followed by a cracking dinner at Caves Madeleine, a stone’s throw from our hotel, and an early night. A quick breakfast and a drive through the...

Read More +

2016 Red Burgundy revisited – tasted blind in bottle

Neal Martin recently published a thorough review of the 2016 Burgundy vintage, having tasted over 260 different reds at the Burgfest extravaganza held annually in the heart of Burgundy. This is a marathon tasting, every May and September, where many...

Read More +

An introduction to restaurant wine lists

Even as a professional in the wine trade, dissecting a restaurant’s wine list isn’t always an easy business. Given the overwhelming diversity of wines now available, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What I want to try and do here is...

Read More +

An introduction to opening wine

The latest edition in our “An Introduction” series might not seem as interesting as decanting and glasses at first glance, but you would be surprised just how often we get asked about corkscrews. So many kitchens only boast a blunt, thick,...

Read More +

Tasting Bordeaux 2018 | Margaux, St Emilion & Pomerol

After a fantastic day yesterday travelling from St Estèphe, through Pauillac and St Julien, it is 8am on day two and we are currently on route to Margaux and our first visit, Ch Palmer.

Read More +