Some very superior Californians

Ceritas vineyards in northern California

Thank heavens someone is importing posh California wine into the UK. Though can we Brits afford it?

Wine importers Thorman Hunt have long had a tradition of offering some of the most glamorous names in California wine – Harlan Estate, for instance – to buyers in the UK. This is continued by founder Jeremy Hunt’s son Charlie and his wife Emma. Who wouldn’t want an annual excuse to visit some of the Golden State’s finest wineries?

When they decided to widen their California portfolio the Hunts got a huge leg-up when dining at one of Nick’s and my favourite restaurants,...