Word on the grapevine



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    I’ve always loved wine. My first taste of it came early: I used to have wine mixed with water and sugar when I was a nipper. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to taste some memorable wines, such as the legendary 1945 and 1947 vintages for Latour, the 1990 Lafite and the 1961 Palmer, though the best wine I’ve ever tasted was the incredible 1982 Petrus.

    Robert Read, Hiscox’s Head of Art and Private Client, shares his passion for wine and provides a few tips for the best bottles including his thoughts on the ‘epic’ 2010 vintage in Bordeaux.

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