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.

Bordeaux First Growth Trip – Day Three

Day Three After two days of fine wine and brilliant cuisine, there were understandably a few groggy faces as we entered into our final...
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Bordeaux First Growth Trip – Day Two

Day Two The second day of our Bordeaux trip began at 7am with a quick breakfast before our departure from St-Emilion across the river...
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Bordeaux First Growth Trip – Day One

On Wednesday 6th March 2013, our Sales Director, Jamie Graham, and I, accompanied twelve of FINE+RARE’s customers for our exclusive annual Bordeaux First Growth...
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A Mixed Vintage

When Bud Cuchet and I visited Bordeaux in early October all looked set fair for a very good vintage. There are few better barometers...
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‘Natural’, Biodynamic, Organic – is tradition always best?

The first evidence of wine production was in Georgia around 7000BC and domestication of vines occurred around 3000BC. Wine was a natural, simple product:...
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A couple of days in Bordeaux

Bud Cuchet and I spent a couple of days in Bordeaux last week – the first time that either of us have visited Bordeaux...
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Diary of a 2012 Champagne Academy alumnus Day Six

After a spectacular week, the final day brought a test on the previous day’s lecture, a blind tasting of Vins Clairs to identify the...
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Diary of a 2012 Champagne Academy alumnus Day Five

And so under heavy clouds again we trekked into the Lanson headquarters for the last lecture “From the Cellar to the Consumer” which was...
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Diary of a 2012 Champagne Academy alumnus Day Four

Piper Heidsieck proved a very different affair to the old fashioned glamour of Charles the previous evening, as we pulled up outside a modern...
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Diary of a 2012 Champagne Academy alumnus Day Three

Day Three Our day 3 lecture was on the picking of grapes to bottling stages and led by the ever composed cellar master Frédéric...
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Diary of a 2012 Champagne Academy Alumnus Day Two

Day Two Moet Chandon proved a difficult start, since we could not at first work our way into the building! When eventually we were...
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Diary of a 2012 Champagne Academy alumnus: Day One

This spectacular opportunity, offered to just 16 candidates nominated by the member champagne houses each year since 1956, would see us visit 16 grandes...
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