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


  The en-primeur machine is now very much in gear. After Friday’s release of Duhart-Milon, Monday saw another big name: Beychevelle.  Both of these...
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After three very difficult vintages on the spin, Bordeaux has come up with what is indisputably a good vintage and, in some cases, a...
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2014 Bordeaux: We’re Off…

The F+R team will be in Bordeaux next week tasting the 2014 vintage, a vintage that is described by some as being make-or-break for...
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The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Tasting

In late February, just after the Benvenuti Brunello tastings in Montalcino, we held what was probably the most comprehensive tasting of 2010 Brunello di...
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Bragging Rights: 2014 Margaux

In terms of bragging rights our annual tasting at Margaux is very, very, hard to beat.
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2014 Bordeaux: An Early Glimpse

The trouble with writing about the previous year’s Bordeaux vintage is that one is almost invariably going to take some stick from somebody. Praise...
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The Great Claret Tasting at Southwold – The 2011 Vintage

The Great Claret Tasting at Southwold is a wine geek’s dream.  An entire vintage of Bordeaux, straight from the chateau in nearly all cases,...
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The F+R Annual Clos Vougeot Tasting Makes it to Hong Kong

In December we hosted our largest event in Hong Kong to date. In a spin off from our annual tasting in London, we cracked...
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1929 and all that…..

In November Bud Cuchet and I were invited to a rather special dinner at a rather special place.  The venue: the fantastic offices of...
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The Great Wines of Italy Tasting

Last Friday, James Suckling, in association with Hong Kong Tatler, hosted the Great Wines of Italy event in the Four Seasons Hotel. This is...
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Bordeaux’s Most Seductive First Growth

  Last week we were delighted to welcome Aurelian Valance, Commercial Director of Chateau Margaux to our offices for what was a quite brilliant...
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FINE+RARE: The 2013 Burgundy Report

We visited Burgundy early in November and spent a week extensively tasting the 2013 Burgundy vintage. These wines are just starting to appear on...
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