July 1, 2016

Soldera 1981-2006: A Dinner Through The Ages

This was a brilliant Vinous dinner tasting on led by Antonio Galloni, it was surely one of the most historically significant vertical tastings of Gianfranco Soldera’s Brunellos ever staged. It followed a similar format to the incredible Monfortino Magnums 1970-2006 event also hosted by Vinous at Maze. The menu, below,...
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June 29, 2016

Top 5 Rosés


Waiting for the temperature to rise to open the rosé? It's delicious no matter what the weather. If you're looking for something new or just keeping rosé for a summer treat, you need to check out these wines. They will change your mind completely. Source Gabriel Rose AOC Cotes de Provence 2015 Crisp, delicious...
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June 21, 2016

Damian Barr’s first #NovelPairing

A book and a bottle

Since The Miniaturist, the world has been thirsting for another novel from Jessie Burton. So we’re thrilled she’s launching The Muse at our very first Salon for A Book And A Bottle. Everybody will be reading it this summer. Here’s what we think you should be drinking with it. Helping me...
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June 15, 2016

Why Was Merlot Misunderstood?


“No, if anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I am NOT drinking any f****ing Merlot!” Miles Raymond, Sideways. Poor Merlot. It’s misunderstood. Even that famous line from Sideways is a little misunderstood. Miles is reminded of his ex-wife when people drink Merlot, he doesn’t hate the grape or the wine for how...
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June 8, 2016

Win A Wine Day

Win A Wine Day

Have you ever fancied yourself as the next Jancis, Oz or Jilly? Do you want to make sense of the wall of wine at the supermarket? Do you want to know the difference between Rioja, Merlot and Chablis? Now's your chance with our competition. You can win a place on our...
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June 2, 2016

5 Incredible Free Resources To Learn About Wine


Wine is fascinating. It’s unique in that every year new experiments are carried out, new varieties blended together and new styles bottled. It’s no wonder that wine can seem intimidating. Luckily the internet can help. If you want to learn about wine, it's the best place to start. There are great...
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May 26, 2016

The Unstoppable Rise Of English Sparkling Wine

Dermot Sugrue

It all started in the 1970s. Pip Goring, newly married to Harry the current owner of Wiston Estate, wanted to plant vineyards to remind her of her youth in Cape Town. The deemed vines too difficult to grow at that point. Though Pip never forgot about her dream. Fast forward to...
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May 26, 2016

Bordeaux 2015 En Primeur – The State Of Play


[caption id="attachment_4973" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Château Pape Clement © Bordeaux Tourism[/caption] With the Bordeaux trade decamped to Hong Kong this week for Vinexpo, the annual trade fair, we thought this would be a good time for a stock take. What has gone already? Since the first wines appeared at the end of April, we...
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May 18, 2016

An Interview With Peter Sisseck

When we visited Chateau Rocheyron we managed to get a few minutes with Peter Sisseck. You may know him from Pingus or PSI but his Bordeaux property is a completely different proposition. ...
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May 11, 2016

An Interview With Francois Mitjavile

During the en primeur tastings, we managed to get some time with Francois Mitjavile. He's owner of Tertre Roteboeuf and Roc de Cambes, some of the most fascinating and incredible areas in Bordeaux. ...
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