March 28, 2015

Bordeaux 2014 en primeur tastings: Day 2 – ‘To short-sleeved sweater or to not’ that is the question…


These trips tend to quickly slot into a pattern very quickly. The 'van' seemed to instantly organise itself into rows by body type, with the lean and tall taking the middle row and the chairman at the helm - the more generously proportioned (myself firmly included) in the back where...
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March 27, 2015

Bordeaux 2014 en primeur tastings: Day 1


Following a painfully early alarm call it was the 8am flight to Bordeaux for Alison, Paul, Guy and your blogger Will… The meeting point had to be Jamie’s at Gatwick for a stamina giving breakfast. Once we landed in Bordeaux and met the wagon that would be our office-from-the-office for the next...
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March 19, 2015

Domaine Marquis d’Angerville 2013 vintage


Every March Guillaume d’Angerville comes to London to do a tasting for the press with his Uk co-agents, of which we are delighted to be one, of the most recent vintage release. In this case 2013. The commune of Volnay has had a rough time of it with minute yields in...
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March 13, 2015

Rule Britannia


On hearing that you work in the wine trade, a very frequent question posed is what is the best wine you have consumed? For me the answer has always been the same, it is not just about the wine, but the wine and the occasion. My fondest wine memories have...
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March 11, 2015

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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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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