Archive for June, 2009

too much on….

Just been one of those weeks when you don't get to stop....a massive amount on as we are at the end of En Primeur but still have lots of great offers to get out before the summer kicks in - Conterno, Benjamin Romeo, Petrus, drinking offers etc.One event of note...
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Olivier Leriche – Dom de L’Arlot…plus Ascot Day 1

Olivier Leriche has been with Arlot since 1998 and has gradually taken over all the winemaking. The estate has run on a fully Biodynamic basis since 2000. The style is atypical for Nuits-Saint-Georges in that it is all about femininity and elegance, there is no quest for dark colours or...
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Howard Ripley Germany 2008 tasting

Last Thursday I tasted 50+ german wines at Howard Ripley tasting, I have dealt with Sebastian Thomas there for years now and it was a pleasure to be able to make it - even if I had to cycle across town due to the tube strikes! The tasting was with the...
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Novel way round customs…..

Just heard that there are companies now set up to get wines into China from Hong Kong and get around the customs. By law a person is allowed to carry two bottles over the border from Hong Kong (Fine wine capital of Asia) into China (the market everyone wants to...
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Some Rhône 2007′s….and a bit of gossip

A lot of firms have done their Rhone 2007's and in many ways we have as we released the brilliant wines of Tardieu-Laurent last year....BUT we have managed to get together an offer of a number of superb producers with an eye to great drinking more that anything else....just taster...
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Experimenting with Port

Friday evening – Blandy’s Sercial 5yr old...liquid magic for the price, why or why do people not drink more Madeirsa. Langhe Nebbiolo 2006 from Saffirio with Spag Bol (good batch out of the freezer…always better second time around!), lovely nose, full colour, palate good and broad but short with a...
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a long (non drinking) week

So the Lions have got themselves going a bit in South Africa with a good win! I bought tries in the first game and lost a bit as a result. They played much better but the oppo seemed to almost give in once they went behind so I don't know...
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