Neal Martin: Second wines of the great Bordeaux Châteaux: One of the world’s most influential wine critics reveals his insights

Nothing in wine is more revealing than a blind tasting, both in professional circles and among friends. At one memorable event, among many distinguished Masters of Wine, I scored the Second Wine of Château Lafite Rothschild higher than the Grand Vin itself. Embarrassment turned to quiet satisfaction when some of my fellow tasters did the […]

Join us to enjoy a Tasting of the New Wines selected for the Club Cellar each season by our wine connoisseurs

You are warmly invited to the Wine Tastings to welcome our new selection of wines for the Club Cellars. The new selection comprises 20 excellent wines, mostly from France, and all produced by award-winning winemakers committed to creating quality wines from their own vineyards. They have been selected during numerous blind tastings, award ceremonies and […]

Villa Mangiacane, designed by Michelangelo for the Machiavellis: Glorious Renaissance splendour in Tuscany, near Florence: Exclusive Club rates

This romantic, glorious villa provides a grand Tuscan country sojourn with easy access to one of the world’s great cultural capitals 15 minutes’ drive gets you to Florence, and even better, 15 minutes’ drive takes you back to Villa Mangiacane at the end of the day. Villa Mangiacane is an amazing 15th-century building, bearing in […]