Vines

Indulge your passion: discover the regions and vineyards via our vineyard profiles and find out where we go and who we visit in our regional profiles and trip reports.

Petrus – “The Vinous Holy Grail”

In our previous producer profiles we’ve focused on the five Bordeaux first-growths. Now, we turn our attention to the equally mighty Petrus, the star...
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Brunello di Montalcino – The Young Minds of Montalcino

Trying to reach Sangiovese’s true potential in Montalcino Sangiovese, like Pinot Noir, is very much susceptible to over-cropping and in recent years has been...
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The Sub-Regions of Barolo and their very different flavour p...

Why is it important? Understanding the sub regions of Barolo is really worth some investigation because generally speaking each of the communes have a...
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The Saviour of Terroir?

Is Marco Simonit one of the modern viticultural heroes of our time? Working with the likes of Domaine Leroy and Chateau Y’quem, Marco grew...
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Bordeaux Safari March 2018 Travelogue

Bordeaux Safari – Day 1 A small group of eager wine lovers are picked up from the airport and driven direct to the magnificent...
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TECHNOLOGY + TERROIR: BEHIND CASTLE WALLS YOU FIND FUTURISM ...

After two fantastic vintages under its belt the Bordelais certainly have plenty to be smiling about but perhaps most pleasing for the consumer is...
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Hidden Chilean Treasures: Discovering Aconcagua Valley

The FINE+RARE team jet out to join Errazuriz’s Eduardo Chadwick to experience the best of what Chilean wine can offer… A smattering of huge...
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Burgundy 2016 En Primeur: Super Bon Millésime

Over recent months we’ve made several forays over to France to get a sense of the upcoming Burgundy 2016 En Primeur campaign. Read on...
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Bordeaux Safari: The Story Behind The Vines

Working the vines is a truly magical thing. We are delighted to launch Bordeaux Safari, an exclusive, first-of-its-kind trip where customers can experience the...
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Bordeaux 2015: Bill Blatch’s Vintage Report

Industry insider Bill Blatch opens the gates on Bordeaux 2015 En Primeur with his in-depth vintage report… Bill Blatch on Bordeaux 2015 Bill Blatch...
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Tortochot: Burgundy “on the upswing”

With 2014 Burgundy En Primeur in full swing, we take a look at Domaine Tortochot – a Burgundian gem that offers stunning wines and...
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Le Pin: A Meteoric Rise

For the latest of our series of  producer profiles we focus on Chateau Le Pin one of the great names of Pomerol and one of...
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