Claret

Strange tales: the King of Scotland’s claret bill

Alexander III of Scotland was a prodigious drinker of wine and imported a great deal but suffered from the medieval monarch’s habitual tendency to shirk his bills – owing one poor wine merchant the equivalent of £1.7 million when he died.

The most powerful fine wines 2015: part 1

We count down the top 10 most powerful wines of 2015, starting with those brands placed at positions 10 to 6.

Château Haut-Bailly: the first Graves in space?

Château Haut-Bailly may become the first Graves to be enjoyed in space after the estate puts its name to a wine bottle designed for use in zero-gravity.

Harrods bring out the big guns

Harrods' wine department has held its first Prestige Bordeaux Tasting in London, which included top clarets from first growths and older vintages.

Does Britain still love claret?

November 6th, 2013

Top 10 revolutionary drinks

July 16th, 2012

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