Archive for August, 2009

Some early thoughts on Bordeaux 2009

Ok so it hasn't even been picked yet, but I managed to grab Adam (C&B, MD) on his first day back in the office yesterday to find out how the vintage was looking. Adam visited Christian Moueix in Bordeaux whilst on holiday last week. It has been a good summer...
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Peter Sisseck 2008′s, rugby, camping & the goss on Bdx 2009

Now this is a real annual highlight...getting to taste the soon to be released 2008 - Pingus, Flor de Pingus and PSi. The offer will be out in late September. My first impressions, wine by wine, below: Psi 2008 - Only the second Vintage of Peter's new wine from the...
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Ok so I think we’re the best merchant but….

this makes interesting reading.http://www.simonwoods.com/2009/08/15/merchant-of-vinous-how-to-track-down-a-decent-wine-merchant/I feel we tick most of the boxes certainly for range, passion and much more......the consumer (hate that word) does not like to be "had" and integirty and straightforwardness is key. We've often joked that we should publich a list of the wines we didn't buy! Little...
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Where’s the August tumbleweed?

May be it's because it is my first week back after two weeks holiday camping near Biarritz (more about which later) but the wine market appears not to be as quiet as I would have expected for August in a recession (thank god the phrase "credit crunch" is drying a...
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