Wine Videos and Films

Idris Elba's Porte Noire Champagne Wine tasting with David Farber

Idris Elba's Porte Noire Champagne Wine tasting with David Farber

After a long career in investment banking between Paris and London (bnp paribas, Citi), David launched IGWines as a founding partner. He then started Monopole Wine in 2012 with the opening of Connaught Cellars in 2016.  He believes that the opening of physical shops is counter trend to the continuous increase of online shopping, but there will be a growing space for specialist retailers , even more so in the wine sector where customers are in demand for personal recommendations.  Idris Elba quote: About three years ago, I was introduced to David Farber. David’s a friend of a friend and,...

Fox and Fox wine tasting with Jonica Co -owner of Fox and Fox

Fox and Fox wine tasting with Jonica  Co -owner of Fox and Fox

Jonica and Gerard are united in their love for fizz.  Since they planted their vineyards and established their Fox & Fox Mayfield brand together, they have focussed on delivering top quality English Sparkling Wines that are as good with food as they are on their own. Jonica talks through four of the English sparkling wines in this guided wine tasting. For more on Fox and Fox and their English sparkling wines click here.

Champagne Pol Roger wine tasting with James Simpson, M.A. (Cantab), M.W. and MD Pol Roger Ltd

Champagne Pol Roger wine tasting with James Simpson, M.A. (Cantab), M.W. and MD Pol Roger Ltd

    James Simpson , M.A. (Cantab), M.W. – Managing Director, Pol Roger Ltd - Joined Pol Roger from Mentzendorff & Co. in September 1993 and he was appointed as a Director of Pol Roger Ltd in July 1997 and Managing Director in January 2015. James qualified as a Master of Wine in 1992 – at the time the youngest to qualify. He is a member of the Worshipful Company of Vintners and is also a Non-Executive Director of Timothy Taylor Brewery. James is a keen Real Tennis player (member of the RTC) and golfer (member of Royal Ashdown Golf...

Berry Brothers and Rudd wine tasting with Davy Zyw

Berry Brothers and Rudd wine tasting with Davy Zyw

  Davy Zyw graduated from Plumpton College in 2010, moving to London’s Mayfair as a sommelier at La Gavroche. From Mayfair he moved to retailer Tesco where he developed the Italian wine range followed by four years at Global Wine Buyer at Direct Wines. Davy is now Senior Wine Buyer at Berry Bros. & Rudd, curating the wine range from Italy, Champagne and England regions. As well as ten plus years of wine buying experience Davy is a published author, having published two books on his favourite topic - Champagne. He has a strong passion for cycling, and lives in...

London CRU wine tasting with Alex Hurley

London CRU wine tasting with Alex Hurley

     Alex originally started out as a Geologist working throughout Eastern Australia and Asia. After 7 years, the passion for wine took over and he changed careers. Alex went back to University and completed a Masters in Viticulture and Enology at the Vinifera EuroMasters in Montpellier SupAgro, Bordaux Sciences Agro and Turin University. He has worked in many Wineries on his journey to London Cru. These have included the Bellarine Peninsula with Lethbridge Wines, Australia. GD Vajra in Barolo, Italy. Le Grappin in Beaune, Burgundy and finally Gusbourne based in Kent. For the last two and a half years...