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The Blog

Conversations with winemakers, recipes and fine wine & spirits advice from our experts.

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Your LiveTrade Questions Answered

Our award-winning online trading platform LiveTrade has transformed the buying and selling of fine wines. If you've just started using LiveTrade or are yet to start using the platform, browse the frequently asked questioned we have answered in this blog and get acquainted with the platform.

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A Day in The Life of Denis Bunner, Deputy Chef de Cave at Bollinger

Imagine being able to taste Bollinger Champagne 4 times every single day, most people's dream! For Denis Bunner, Deputy Chef de Cave at Bollinger, that dream is a working day reality. But it isn't all Champagne sipping heaven, the working day is long, intense and jam packed with tastings, meetings and projects. Discover exactly what a typical day looks like for the Deputy Chef de Cave at Bollinger.

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2020

If you've been hovering around the wine game for a while, or if you're relatively new to it, you may well have heard the term 'En Primeur'. Our experts have produced a very helpful guide to help answer all of your questions about En Primeur and unravel the detail behind the annual campaign.

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Four recipes that are simply perfect with Château Coutet 2016

It is incredible how well this golden wine pairs with all manner of savoury food. Why not try one of Coutet's exquisite recipes that are the perfect match for this sweet wine.

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Desert Island Wines with David Thomas, our Global Sales Director

We sat down with our Global Sales Director, David Thomas and cast him off to a desert island with only five wines of his choice. Discover which five he chose to take with him and why.

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Wealth Adviser interviews Matthew O'Connell: Fine wine enjoys pandemic growth

Lucy Aylmer from Wealth Adviser talks to our Head of Investment, Matthew O'Connell, about LiveTrade, our award-winning online trading platform designed to enable the buying and selling of fine wines.

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Understanding the Whisky Regions of Scotland

As the birthplace of Whisky, it's no surprise that Scotland is home to some of the finest and rarest distilleries on earth. There are over 120 active distilleries in Scotland spanning across 5 major whisky-making regions, let us give you a tour...

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The Diary of a Winemaker - Picking, Sorting and Fermentation

Our resident winemaker and Sales Director, David Thomas helped out with the busy harvest at one of the smallest wine estates in Bordeaux, Château Le Pin. Join us as we delve into the detail if the intricate wine-making process at Château Le Pin.

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Hear from our team on the latest releases, tastings and news from Bordeaux Index.

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Uncover the potential of our award-winning platform LiveTrade with helpful guides and reviews.


We sat down with some of our incredible producers and delved a little deeper into their world, unveiling what makes these brands so special.


From recipes and tips to distilleries and tastings, learn about the extraordinary world of whisky, gin and rare spirits.


Learn more about the people behind the magic at Bordeaux Index as we ask each new starter what they are drinking now and which bottles they recommend.


2020 releases, tastings and interviews with producers, unveiling their thoughts on the 2020 vintage and harvest.