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.

Burgundy 2014 – Vintage Report

Jessica Bryans, fine wine buyer at FINE+RARE, shares her thoughts on the 2014 Burgundy vintage following her recent trip to the region. Read on for...
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Arbikie Highland Estate

FINE+RARE report on our visit to Arbikie Highland Estate, a family-owned whisky distillery in the heart of Angus. Here we learnt about Arbikie’s Limited...
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Château Haut-Brion – The Insider’s First-Growth

For the last of our profiles on the Bordeaux first-growths we move away from Medoc to Pessac, to examine Chateau Haut-Brion – a first-growth...
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Clos Vougeot 2013

Thursday 28th October saw our annual  Clos Vougeot tastings. Wine journalists gathered at Lower Thames Street to take part in one of the highlights...
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Chateau Margaux – Ethereal Elegance and Grace

After profiling the three Pauillac first-growths, we turn our attention to the last of Médoc, the heavenly, ethereal Chateau Margaux.  Chateau Margaux – A...
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Tuscany Wine Journal, Day Five: Redigaffi

In the last installment of her Tuscan journal, FINE+RARE buyer Jessica Bryans visits Tua Rita, the vineyard behind the phenomenal Redigaffi, and Fonterutoli.
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Tuscany Wine Journal, Day Four: Chianti Classico

After scouring Montalcino for the very best of Brunello, FINE+RARE buyer Jessica Bryans turns her attention to Chianti Classico, unearthing some little-known gems on...
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Château Latour – the Archetypal First Growth?

This week in our series of producer profiles, we examine Château Latour: a first-growth synonymous with excellence, class and the illustrious heritage of Bordeaux....
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Tuscany Wine Journal, Day Three: Biondi Santi

Introducing the latest installment of FINE+RARE buyer Jessica Bryans’ Tuscany Wine Journal, documenting her whistle-stop tour of all the region has to offer. Day One · Day Two  Day...
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Tuscany Wine Journal, Day Two: Gianfranco Soldera

Introducing the latest installment of FINE+RARE buyer Jessica Bryans’ Tuscany Wine Journal, documenting her whistle-stop tour of all the region has to offe
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Tuscany Wine Journal, Day One

2010 Brunello di Montalcino was a true blockbuster year, with producers and critics alike considering it the vintage of a lifetime.
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The Red Grapes of Fine Wine

We look at the red grapes that make up the finest wines in the world. Where are they grown? What’s their unique character? What...
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