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Premox – the elephant in the room

20 years ago, with the 1995 vintage, the issue of premox (premature oxidation) first arose in white Burgundy. Initially it was thought that only a few producers were affected. As it turned out, no one was immune and though there are now a decreasing amount of incidences, premox continues to...
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A Spotlight on Psi – “It is about giving back to Ribeira for all that it has given to me”

On Friday 6th March Peter Sisseck visited Corney & Barrow to showcase Psi and explain the concept behind the wine. The world-famous Dominio de Pingus was founded in 1995 to high acclaim, yet Peter has remained refreshingly down to earth. His academic analysis of his own wines and his desire to...
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PRESS RELEASE: Her Majesty The Queen to name P&O Cruises’ new ship Britannia with Wiston Estate

    Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will name the new P&O Cruises vessel Britannia at Ocean Terminal, Southampton, SO14 3QN, on Tuesday March 10, 2015 with English sparkling wine Wiston Estate. P&O Cruises upholds its celebration of all things British by selecting sparkling wine...
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All aboard the Cutty Sark – Domaine de la Romanée Conti tasting

This was a very special evening, however biased I might be – Domaine de la Romanée Conti’s Aubert de Villaine was in town for a dinner at the Cutty Sark. It began with a Champagne Delamotte reception on the Cutty Sark deck. Access to the middle deck was available for those...
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A stroll down The Lane

In 2000, Marty Edwards wine making father, John Edwards invited Marty to join him on a journey to France, to visit a range of historic vineyards across a number of classic wine regions, in the hope of luring his adventure seeking son into a role at the family winery in...
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PRESS RELEASE: Corney & Barrow to represent Labruyère Family Estates exclusively in the United Kingdom

  Corney & Barrow is delighted to announce its appointment to represent the entire Labruyère Family portfolio, comprising Domaine Jacques Prieur, Domaine Labruyère Moulin à Vent and, in time, Champagne Labruyère, exclusively in the UK. We continue to buy, through the Place de Bordeaux, Château Rouget. This appointment is with immediate effect...
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Domaine Comte Georges De Vogüé

Those who know me well, know my total obsession to learn more about wine, and my soft-spot for Chambolle. So I was thrilled when my boss-to-be, Will Hargrove, invited me to attend a Domaine Comte Georges De Vogüé dinner hosted by Jean-Luc Pépin at the Ritz. It is rare, even...
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Andrea Franchetti – Freedom breaking barriers

When Will Hargrove sent me an invite to join him and the team for a masterclass with Andrea Franchetti from Tenuta di Trinoro, I jumped at the opportunity. The master of Italian Cabernet Franc, Andrea makes world-famous Bordeaux blends, which are difficult to get hold of due to its tiny...
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Bordeaux 2013 tasting – Day 1

Some brief impressions from the road on our first day tasting the Bordeaux 2013 vintage. The first thing to say is that this is nothing like as bad as we have been led to believe. Yes, the fruit concentration is lighter than in the top years, and yes there are...
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Oxford University Wine Circle tasting with Andrea Franchetti

  On Thursday just gone I was delighted to join Andrea Franchetti in a tasting given for the Oxford University Wine Circle. The tasting was, two trios of the great estate but ten years apart. The wines were in magnum and had been sent to Oxford one week prior to the...
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