Wines

Take a peek behind the scenes: tastings, dinners and events at FINE+RARE. Find tasting reviews on new releases and our latest discoveries.

The FINE+RARE First Growths Tour 2014

The FINE+RARE annual Bordeaux First Growths Tour is always an exciting addition to the calendar. This year saw Sales Director, Jamie Graham and Private...
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Bordeaux 2013: Twist or Stick?

2013 is a Bordeaux vintage that has been challenged from the start. Challenged by the weather that made the vintage, challenged by the naysayers...
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The FINE+RARE Barolo Anteprima 2010

Last week we held one of the most exciting tastings we can remember at our offices: the FINE+RARE Barolo Anteprima 2010. Just over 90...
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Brezza Tasting: Barolo Sarmassa Vertical 2003-2010

We have seen a surge of interest in Barolo over the past year and it is one of the markets that we are focussing...
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The Great Claret Tasting at Southwold – The 2010 Vintage

Last week I had the honour and privilege to take part in the Southwold tasting of 2010 Bordeaux with twenty of the most experienced...
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Krug’s New Release: An Irrefusable Invite For a Sneak ...

Part of the deal here is that one of the wines is a secret for the next few days. Needless to say it’s Krug,...
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Krug’s New Release: An Irrefusable Invite for a Sneak ...

Whilst not best known for my self-discipline, offers that simply CAN’T be refused are few and far between.  One such offer came late last...
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Harvesting at Chateau Rauzan Segla 2013

2013 has been a challenging vintage for most of France. Much of Bordeaux has been affected by storms earlier in the year, resulting in...
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An Invitation to Dom Pérignon

On the morning of May 23rd, FINE+RARE staff were to be found sat at their desks with a glass each of the newly released...
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The Top Picks from the Great Bordeaux 2010 Tasting, Singapor...

With demand continuing to escalate for 2010 Bordeaux in recent weeks, it was entirely appropriate that this weekend saw the Conrad Centennial Hotel in...
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Fine+Rare 2013 Six-Month Report

Key Releases and Events 2011 Burgundy: Demand for the 2011s wasn’t quite on a par with that for 2009 & 2010, despite many tasters rating...
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Burgundy 2012: A Progress Report

When we visited Burgundy in July last year, we met a lot of rather stressed vignerons. Spring and early summer in 2012 were extremely...
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