Welcome to The Week Wines

This month, our wine editor Bruce Palling has created an exclusive mixed case with Private Cellar.

 

Wine buyers sometimes wonder why they should use a small specialist merchant rather than simply buy from a high street discount store, or perhaps even from the cellar door if they are travelling through France. There is nothing wrong with either approach, but it is better to develop a relationship with someone you trust. Take Private Cellar, one of the finest of the provincial wine merchants in Britain. They can rootle out small parcels from trusted suppliers, which other people don’t even know exist. The Spanish wines of Bodegas Pinuaga are a case in point; they can offer rare magnums as well as Colección, which is offered here in bottles. Read Bruce's full tasting notes...