April 27, 2017

Damian Barr #NovelPairing: Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

This month I’m revisiting Brideshead in the company of Simon Heafield from Foyles and Adam Brett-Smith, Managing Director of Corney & Barrow. Brideshead is one of those books you feel you’ve read. Like Sebastian Flyte, Waugh’s classic novel of country houses, Catholicism and class charms all before it. Downton look downright...
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April 21, 2017

Bordeaux En Primeur 2016: In conversation with Peter Sisseck

We spoke to Peter Sisseck from Chateau Rocheyron about his take on the Bordeaux En Primeur campaign for the 2016 vintage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqFG40mU8EI&t=74s Interviewer: Adam Brett-Smith, Managing Director. Read our Vintage Report and view all our tasting notes. Sign up to our Bordeaux bulletin to get pricing and availability direct to your inbox.  ...
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April 21, 2017

Bordeaux En Primeur 2016: In conversation with Louis Mitjavile

Louis Mitjavile from Domaine de l'Aurage answered 5 questions about 2016 vintage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqwCTzApMX8&t=148s Interviewer: Guy Seddon, fine wine buyer. Read our Vintage Report and view all our tasting notes. Sign up to our Bordeaux bulletin to get pricing and availability direct to your inbox....
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April 21, 2017

Bordeaux En Primeur 2016: In conversation with Edouard Moueix

Edouard Moueix from J-P Moueix shared his views on Bordeaux En Primeur 2016 pricing and how his properties fared in the 2016 vintage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tJN7bXhSzg&t=81s Interviewer: Adam Brett-Smith, managing Director Read our Vintage Report and view all our tasting notes. Sign up to our Bordeaux bulletin to get pricing and availability direct to your inbox....
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April 21, 2017

Bordeaux En Primeur 2016: In conversation with Olivier Berrouet

We couldn't pass up the chance to speak to Olivier Berrouet , winemaker at Chateau Petrus about the vintage 2016. It was a pleasure speaking to this legend of Bordeaux! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Elzdn5VMFo&t=200s Interviewer: Adam Brett-Smith, Managing Director. Read our Vintage Report and view all our tasting notes. Sign up to our Bordeaux bulletin to get pricing and availability direct...
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April 21, 2017

Bordeaux En Primeur 2016: In conversation with Francois Mitjaville

We pin down Francois Mitjavile from Châteaux Tertre Roteboeuf & Roc de Cambes  to ask his opinions about Bordeaux En Primeur 2016. This man is always good value! Interviewer: Adam Brett-Smith, Managing Director https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpnjVl1_YCU&t=92s   Read our Vintage Report and view all our tasting notes. Sign up to our Bordeaux bulletin to get pricing and availability...
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April 18, 2017

Bordeaux En Primeur 2016: Day 7

I said at the end of the Day 6 post that there was a new tradition of tasting Pingus in Bordeaux, well one much older tradition for the C&B team is to spend a Saturday with the Moueix family. Almost always this starts with a tasting in their offices (but...
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April 18, 2017

Bordeaux En Primeur 2016: Day 6

One of those special days…. We are lucky in the wine trade to have quite a few days of “work” which our friends and customers would view as anything but. This was just that sort of day. Fitting therefore that we had been joined overnight by Percy and Adam, the team...
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April 11, 2017

Bordeaux 2016: Vintage Report

You know when Google Street View jumps from grey drizzle to brilliant sunshine in one click? That was the 2016 growing season in Bordeaux. A see-saw with one see and one saw. It ricocheted from an extreme of moisture to an extreme of heat. The pivot point was 20th June...
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April 10, 2017

Bordeaux En Primeur 2016: Day 5

"Second Growths first and First Growths second" It was a very early start made slightly more difficult by the fact that we couldn’t access the 7th floor, where our hotel serves breakfast, until 6.30 as they don’t allow the lift to go there despite Marus and I trying endlessly. Heading out...
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