A vertical tasting with Clos Saint-Martin

Will Hargrove, (Head of Fine Wine at C&B) recounts a vertical tasting at Clos Saint-Martin during a recent trip to Bordeaux. The invite came through for a supper amongst friends, during the 2017s tasting week, at Sophie Fourcade’s wonderful estate in Saint-Émilion. Two colleagues and I joined a few of the Moueix family (who distribute […]

Diary Of A Vintage Champagne

The growing season got off to a slow start in Champagne, even in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. For Champagne Salon, 2004 could have started better. Despite this, the crop looked so abundant, that the decision was taken in July to perform a ‘green harvest’ (thin the crop) to ensure optimal fruit concentration. Cool, rainy conditions during August […]