Spolight on Hyde de Villaine, California

Hyde de Villaine: One of California’s most prized vineyards, drawn across the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. It took time and a lot of persuasion but, finally, common sense prevailed when two great vinous dynasties formed an allegiance with the aim of making great wine together. Hyde de Villaine (HdV) brings together the Hyde family, represented […]

Top 10 Christmas Wines

It’s that time of year again, and whatever your festive traditions, they’re bound to involve a little tipple (or two). Corney & Barrow have been trading independently since 1780, so we know a bit about celebrating. We caught up with Fine Wine Sales Manager, Joe Muller to get some advice on Christmas drinking. So Joe, […]

The Best White Wines For Autumn

Spicy, subtle fruit and silky acidity is exactly what you need for Autumn drinking. So what wine should you be choosing? But you don’t have to stick to red wine. A lot of the best qualities found in spicier reds can be found in some tasty white wines. You just have to know where to […]

One very fine “Cousine”…

So, this Skype-tasting with Stephane Vivier, Hyde Villaine’s Winemaker, from back in July has taken me far too long to write up. The estate itself has a cracking website with lots of information so I won’t go on too much about that. This was a tasting of one particular wine from the estate – BELLE […]

Hyde de Villaine at 1 Thomas More Street

  In the same room in which Aubert de Villaine was awarded “Decanter Man of the year” a couple of years ago, we had a great dinner to showcase the wines of Hyde de Villaine. The beginning of this venture came in 2000 when the de Villaine family from Burgundy and the Hyde family of […]

Hyde de Villaine & Champagne Delamotte 2002

As expected it didn’t prove the toughest sell looking for forty people to join us at the Devonshire Terrace restaurant and sample the new vintages of both Champagne House Delamotte and the Hyde de Villaine portfolio from California, a recent addition to Corney and Barrow’s range.  Having been recently refurbished this was a great choice […]

Europe meets California – The Launch of Hyde de Villaine

London 5 October 2010, the day we proudly launched the fabulous new wines from Hyde de Villaine, Carneros in California’s Napa Valley – our newest exclusive agency. Hyde de Villaine is an inspired family venture between Hyde Vineyards of Napa Valley and cousins, Aubert & Pamela de Villaine of Burgundy, France. Aubert is the legendary figure behind […]