Archive for September, 2010

The importance of putting Italian Wine into Context – Diaries of trip to La Tunella – Friuli.

Italian wines are notoriously difficult to understand which makes our job communicating them, that much harder. Putting them into their own regional context, by which I mean learning where they were made, by whom and with what they are typically eaten with, is the answer to really "getting them."  So...
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Tweezers and velvet gloves… What makes wines from Comte Georges de Vogüé some of the finest in Burgundy (and therefore the world.)

Having arrived in London at midday on Thursday, after dinners in Edinburgh and Yorkshire the previous two nights, Jean-Luc Pépin from Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé was thrust straight into a tasting for the team here at 1TMS (see photo). This was a brilliant opportunity for the team to taste...
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C&B at the Rugby – Harlequins v Northampton Saints – The Stoop, Twickenham

Last Saturday a C&B team and a group of customers spent the afternoon at the Stoop watching the AVIVA Premiership clash between Harlequins and Northampton Saints. As wine suppliers to Quins, we ran a wine tasting at the beginning of the afternoon which seemed to go down very well. We...
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2007 Bordeaux….what’s it all about?

With the dust settled on the Bordeaux 2009 campaign and the tumbleweed month of August out of the way we decided it would be a good idea to look at the ugly duckling vintage of the last 5 years – 2007. So why taste now? Well, firstly the wines are now...
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