Tasting

The Wine Advocate’s William Kelley Shares his Burgundy...

In anticipation of the imminent Burgundy 2017s hitting the market, the F+R team have been eager to get first impressions of the vintage from...
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The First Vertical Tasting of Cirsion Rioja by Roda

Bodegas Roda, a winery based in the heart of traditional Rioja territory Haro, has been pushing boundaries for the region and its signature grape...
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Discovering Dal Forno: A Veneto Travelogue

On Thursday 2nd August a small group from FINE+RARE flew out to Verona to visit the legendary Veneto estate, Dal Forno. We were all...
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Finding the Equilibrium – What determines the world’...

This week the F+R team got a real insight into the many variables that go into Champagne production. From the maturation process of the...
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Soldera: The Wine Icon of Brunello di Montalcino

The story of Soldera is a tale of true passion and obsession – with a fair bit of controversy thrown in. Yet beyond the...
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Dinner at One of the Most Exclusive Wine Clubs in the World ...

As I arrived in sunny Beaune, it was safe to say it was tourist season. Families, historians, wine-lovers, food-lovers, art-lovers, plus many more from...
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Discovering Cognac, Blues + Passions with Delamain Cognac

  This week the F+R Spirits team visited Jarnac in southwestern France, as guests of Delamain Cognac house. During the trip they became better...
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DOMAINE ANNE GROS

Click here to view the current selection of Domaine Anne Gros at FINE+RARE.   The ‘Fille de François Gros’ 30 years on… Now one of the...
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Blending Masterclass at Chateau Pichon Lalande

Blending is an art form and remains rarely understood amongst us normal wine enthusiasts. The more one thinks about the process and the many...
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The Sub-Regions of Barolo and their very different flavour p...

Why is it important? Understanding the sub regions of Barolo is really worth some investigation because generally speaking each of the communes have a...
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THE ART OF ELEVAGE – PART ONE: FREDERIC MAGNIEN

Frederic Magnien, a well-known winemaker on the Cote d’Or, sources grapes throughout the region in order to make single-vineyard wines, which currently total 44...
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Dal Forno’s quest for perfection

This month Decanter magazine gave the Amarone 99 points and the baby brother Valpolicella Superiore a massive 98 points…. Andrew Jefford recently describes Dal...
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