Wines

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2002 champagne

2002 Champagne – The Vintage of the Decade?

“2002 was an outstanding vintage, most likely the best of the decade. The finest 2002s are powerful, firmly structured and truly mineral but neither...
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The Best Red Wine Ever Made? A Billionaire’s Bucket List

What are the ten best wines ever made? It seems a simple question, but can there ever be an answer? Probably not, so perhaps...
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penfold's grange

Focus On: Penfolds Grange

A “Heritage Icon” of the Fine Wine World First made in 1951, Penfolds Grange has risen to the top of the fine wine world...
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sine qua non

Focus On: Sine Qua Non

Sine Qua Non  Emerging in recent years as arguably the most collectable fine wine on the planet, Sine Qua Non is a matchless force...
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Zind Humbrecht – A Pure Representation of Place and Time

Widely acknowledged as one of the legendary wineries in Alsace, the wines of Domaine Zind Humbrecht are nothing short of magical.
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1995 bordeaux vintage

1995: A Bordeaux Vintage Full of Character With Excellent Wi...

  A Bordeaux Vintage Filling Out Beautifully Although for a long time in the shadow of the almost uniformly excellent 1996s, the Bordeaux 1995...
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Paul Bara Champagne

Paul Bara Champagne – A Comprehensive Tasting

After recently completing a busy Monday and Tuesday, how lovely to spend a mid-week afternoon tasting Champagne from Paul Bara, one of my favourite...
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Jaboulet: The Renaissance of a Hermitage Icon

A visit to Fine+Rare by  a Hermitage Icon – Jaboulet With La Chapelle 2009 & 2010 two of our most popular wines of recent...
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Champagne

Grower Champagne – The Insider’s Guide

Recently, our buying team took a trip to Champagne specifically to get to know the ‘grower’ Champagne producers.
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2005 Bordeaux and the Wine Advocate

At the end of this month, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate will publish his latest scores on what is one of the great young Bordeaux vintages:...
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2014: a quick round up and three favourites

The 2014 “campaign”, as we call it, is more or less over.  After what was a very slow campaign for the 2013s, 2014 has...
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The last man standing: 2014 Ch. Montrose

Today sees the release of 2014 Ch. Montrose, the last of the left bank big guns.  This was one of our favourite wines in...
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