The Widow Clicquot – A History of Veuve

“May I recommend Veuve Clicquot ’26, a good French wine” – Captain Louis Renault, Casablanca (1942) French History is studded with stars – women whose influence shaped the world we know today.  Joan of Arc, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Coco Chanel, Edith Piaf; in the world of wine, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot, without whom we would not know […]

Meet The Winemaker: Brent Marris, Marisco, New Zealand

Brent Marris is one of New Zealand’s most successful winemakers. He has been involved in winemaking since aged 12, when he began helping on his father’s vineyards. That was in 1973. By 1978, Montana Wines – now Brancott Estate – had recruited the Marris family as their first contract growers. From then on, Brent was […]

Meet The Winemaker: Charles & Ruth Simpson, Domaine Sainte Rose

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) Charles and Ruth Simpson of Domaine Sainte Rose have been making wine in the Languedoc for almost 13 years. They both left behind successful international careers to turn to the life of a vigneron. Majestic was an early adopter of their wines and they’re often a customer (and staff!) favourite. […]

Meet The Winemaker: James and Catherine Kinglake, Domain Begude

Domaine Begude is a small hilltop domaine very close to the town of Limoux, owned and managed by British couple James and Catherine Kinglake. With beautiful views over the Pyrénées & the Corbières, their vineyards have been organically farmed for the last 30 years and wine has been produced on this historic estate since the […]

Meet The Winemaker: Olivier Humbrecht

5 / 5 ( 2 votes ) Domaine Zind-Humbrecht is owned and run by father-and-son team Léonard and Olivier Humbrecht. Olivier was an early adopter of biodynamics, and was instrumental in founding Biodyvin, the certifying body for biodynamics in viticulture.  Not only that, he was the first Frenchman to qualify as a Master of Wine. […]