Archive for November, 2010

The World Wide Launch of Lodovico Antinori’s new project: Tenuta di Biserno (Exclusive to Corney & Barrow)

It is relatively rare to witness such excitement about Italian Wine at HQ, but then, this is no ordinary Italian Wine. This is Tenuta di Biserno, the new Tuscan estate from Lodovico Antinori. Lodovico is famed for his vinous triumphs Ornellaia and Masseto – the latter of which nestled itself...
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The First Day of the Annual C & B Scottish Tasting

  Its been 21 years since Alison Buchanan chaired her first Autumn Tasting at the Turnberry Hotel in Ayrshire and much has changed with the fabric of the hotel but the service, food and the quality of our exclusive producers remains top notch. Yesterday saw 150 guests taste wine from some of...
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Golden Barrels – Gascony’s Liquid Gold

  In July this year we took a group of customers down to Gascony to visit one of our producers by the name of Plaimont (you may have already seen my colleague James version of events, in his blog post Plaimont and all that Jazz...) Among their wines that we represent, one of...
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My Trip to Giacomo Conterno by Andrew Cullimore

Andrew Cullimore is a Corney & Barrow customer and general wine enthusiast. It was the last day of my 10 day long trip to Piemonte and I had arranged to visit the famous estate of Giacomo Conterno in Monforte d´Alba.  It had not been easy to actually book myself into their...
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Notes from Hong Kong : A dinner demonstrating just how much fine wine is being drunk and enjoyed over in Asia

This is short and to the point - the line up does all the talking: On reception: Henri Giraud, Fut de Chêne, 1998 Champagne in magnum White Wines: Le Montrachet, Henri Boillot, 2000 Le Montrachet, Domaine Ramonet 1988 Red wines: Château La Mission Haut-Brion 1989 Château Haut-Brion 1989 Clos des Lambrays 1949 in magnum Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château Rayas 1990 Clos St Denis,...
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The Mitjaviles come to Town…

We've been dealing with François for over 20 years, and it has taken the last 12 of those to succeed in getting him and his delighful wife Miloute to come to London. The rough plan of attack was a tasting for "Team C&B" then a brief lunch and dinner with...
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