Opinion

Market-leading fine wine opinion: market reports and FINE+RARE’s assessment on industry developments.

2018 Truffle Season – In conversation with Renzo Cardelli

In the last few vintages in Piedmont it has been incredibly hot during the autumn months which has not been good news for the truffle season. In...
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Rhone 2017: small but excellent

The Rhone Valley is experiencing a real heyday at the moment with a spectacular vintage in 2015 (particularly in the Northern Rhone) followed by...
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Burgundy’s Oldest Clos Vineyard – Chambertin Clos de...

A Vertical tasting of Louis Jadot’s Chambertin Clos de Beze with Head Winemaker Frederic Barnier and The Wine Advocate’s William Kelley. Louis Jadot is arguably...
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fine wine producers drinking 2018

What Fine Wine Producers are Drinking in 2018

Fine wine producers tend to be very inquisitive people – often leaning towards the obsessive in search of that perfection. Their constant desire to...
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Understanding Rioja – F+R takes a trip to the Ebro Valley

Rioja is a wine I love, so I was delighted when the team and I had the opportunity to visit the heart of Spain’s...
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Leading Wine Critics Report on 2017 White Burgundy

As the reviews on Bugundy 2017 begin to be published, we have collated a brief summary of what the critics are saying. As the...
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Designing It Differently: Five Unique Wineries

Great wineries come in many guises. Cutting-edge, contemporary architecture always turns heads, creating monoliths to winemaking on the landscape. Yet there are also plenty of...
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Winehog’s Steen Öhman shares his Burgundy 2017 Vintag...

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 Best Places to Eat in Burgundy – According to Local Wi...

Whilst Burgundy is famed for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production, it is also one of the great gastronomic regions of France, with a distinct...
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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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La Place de Bordeaux takes on the World’s Icon Wines

“La Place de Bordeaux” is the historic distribution network used to distribute the wines of Bordeaux globally and this is briefly how it works:...
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F+R Sommelier Series: Q+A with Louise Gordon of Heckfield Pl...

This month we were lucky enough to catch up with the enigmatic and incredibly busy Louise Gordon as she prepares for the highly-anticipated launch...
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