March 10, 2015

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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February 24, 2015

Domaine de la Romanee Conti 2012s – a biased opinion…


On 15th January 2015 we met other Domaine de la Romanee-Conti agents from around the world in Vosne-Romanee to taste the 2012 vintage from bottle. With 1 hour in the glass beforehand on the second morning, the wines were ready to taste... DRC 2012s I have not commented on the colours here for...
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February 20, 2015

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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February 16, 2015

Wines to drink alongside pancakes


Pairing wine with pancakes can be a great combination. Below are some typical pancake formats with suggested matching wines. Pancakes with sugar & lemon If you like your traditional sugar and lemon pancakes, try a lightly sweet sparkling wine such as a Moscato d’Asti, to compliment the citrus sweetness. Pancakes & chocolate Always a...
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February 12, 2015

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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January 20, 2015

Famille Labruyere – a new and exciting relationship


New contacts and relationships in the wine world come about in different ways and take different lengths of time to come to fruition (when they do!). "Gestation" can be anything from weeks to years, decades even... every one is different. They often result from a chance comment being well followed up....
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January 6, 2015

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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December 31, 2014

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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December 8, 2014

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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November 24, 2014

Gazin with Nicolas de Bailliencourt… 1989 to 2011


Wednesday just gone was Gazin at the Café Royal with owner Nicolas de Bailliencourt and Laurent Navarre of Ets JP Moueix. We'd long been wanting to do a dinner to celebrate and highlight this sometimes under the radar Chateau. Gazin is brilliantly sited on the Plateau of Pomerol. The wines have...
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