Archive for September, 2009

Bordeaux 2009 the hype has already started but….

to be honest there is very little reason, so far (the vintage is just over half done), not to hype (a verb??). It's been a textbook growing season “2005 with knobs on”, classically warm with good sun and cool nights. The quality looks equally good on both “banks” and the crop...
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September Slumber? Juicy wines…..

September is never the month it threatens to be for some reason, credit card bills and that "back to school feeling" may be. Trade has been good but not exciting. Cecily in HK has a big launch tasting coming up which has been booking up fast - great news. There have...
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on yer bike….

Why is it so hard to title a blog entry without giving in to cliches? 2009 everywhere (ok all over France at least) is looking brilliant...this isn't really an entry about wine......At C&B we have a lot of cyclists but which I mean people who have road bikes and...
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a long short week

Last week was supposed to be a quick short one (bank holiday and all that) but somehow it became a long one... Tuesday - Decanter Wine Awards dinner in the evening - with Adam (MD), Davina (marketing manager) and Rebecca (commercial buyer) - was good but when you have...
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