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.

The Magic of Valdicava

Buying trips are frequently a Curate’s Egg. On the one hand there is no greater pleasure for a merchant, or at least for me,...
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Armagnac: France’s Best Kept Secret

If I say ‘brandy’ you’ll probably think of Cognac, but what about Armagnac? Both Cognac and Armagnac are brandies from different regions of France;...
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There’s more to the US than Napa…

There is a growing excitement around American wine at the moment. At FINE+RARE we have seen a significant increase in customer demand driving sales...
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Barolo 2010: Brilliant Wines from the Most Exciting Wine Reg...

Barolo is similar to Burgundy in more ways than one, and it’s no coincidence that if you ask a Burgundian what his or her...
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Burgundy 2012: A Brief Report

Our Fine Wine Buyer Camilla Bowler, Head of Private Client Sales Patrick O’Connor and I visited Burgundy earlier this month to taste the 2012...
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Vintage Charts

2013 is already being written about even though the grapes are only just in and, in most cases, fermenting. We are some distance from...
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A Telling Trip to Burgundy – The 2012 Vintage

The 2012 Burgundy vintage has been on the lips of the trade since it was harvested. High quality, low quantity is what we have...
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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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