Meet our producers Archive

A very special occasion: A dinner with Bonneau du Martray

Last’s week dinner with Bonneau du Martray was a very special occasion. The wines are among the most magical whites produced in Burgundy, Jean Charles is among those gifted winemakers that is able to communicate the magic of soil and vines and there is a changing of the guard at...
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Bonneau du Martray dinner

I have worked with the Bonneau du Martray wines since the 2000 vintage so all the usual bias warnings apply here. This was a rather different dinner because it was a chance to say “au revoir” (but certainly not a full good bye) to Jean-Charles Le Bault de la Morinière...
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Interview with Régine Sumeire, winemaker at Château La Tour de l’Evêque

The majestic Château La Tour de l’Evêque stands in the commune of Pierrefeu in Provence, surrounded by the woody and crystalline stones of the Maurettes hills, an extension of the “Massif des Maures”. The Château La Tour de l’Evêque, also known as the Château La Tour Sainte-Anne, was acquired by...
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Meet our Italian Producers

We interviewed three of our favourite Italian producers. Giovanna – La Tunella Which of your wines are in currently your fridge at home? La Tunella Sauvignon Blanc. It is fresh, fruity and easy to drink. I also chill the Pinot Nero in the summer – it is perfect with chicken What would you typically...
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Introducing Champagne J.M. Labruyere

On Thursday last week we held the launch of Champagne J.M.Labryuere – I’ll be honest it wasn’t like a “normal” Champagne launch – no glitz or gizmos! We simply hosted a lunch and a dinner and let Edouard Labruyere tell the story of a new estate. The house as a whole...
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Chateau Cheval Blanc tasting with Pierre-Olivier Clouet & Arnaud de Laforcade

In the office on Thursday evening we were pleased to host – Arnaud de Laforcade (Commercial Director) & Pierre-Olivier Clouet (Technical Director) – for a tasting of, mostly Cheval Blanc. They are an impressive pairing, no slick suits or “we are farmers really” chat…just a good honest approach to trying...
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Peruvian Wines Land At Corney & Barrow

A new range of Peruvian wines will soon be available at Corney & Barrow. They were open for a first taste at our press tasting at the RSA in London on 28th September. The range consists of four wines: chardonnay, malbec, sauvignon blanc and syrah.  It marks an exciting time...
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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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Tasting and dinner with Roberto Conterno of Cantina Giacomo Conterno

For the last three years it has been a real privilege to travel out to Piedmont and taste with Roberto Conterno of Cantina Giacomo Conterno, in many ways my favourite estate in the world of wine, not that one needs to have a favourite. I look forward to it like...
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Cantina Giacomo Conterno – Tasting with Roberto

When visiting Roberto Conterno at Cantina Giacomo Conterno last May I did a series of blogs about a wonderful dinner, tasting the wines and visiting the vineyards. This time I am just going to write up my notes of the wines as little of the information on the vineyards has...
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