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

Festival del Potatore: Italy’s First Vine Pruning Festival

Because terroir needs more than just sun and rain   Last weekend saw the inaugural Festival del Potatore – Italy’s first Vine Pruning Festival –...
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Bordeaux 2018: Additional Early Vintage Insight from the Pro...

Following on from our Bordeaux 2018: Early Vintage Insight from the Producers report published last week, we have since received further reports from both Pomerol...
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Rhône 2017: Inside Châteauneuf-du-Pape with Stéphane Usse...

Stéphane Usseglio is the man at the helm of Domaine Raymond Usseglio in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Understandably he has gained an unrivalled insight into the area...
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Bordeaux 2018: Early Vintage Insight from the Producers

Excitement is building for the upcoming release of 2018 Bordeaux with the En Primeur tastings just weeks away. As soon as harvest began we...
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New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: March 2019

March is another busy month at F+R HQ with a treasure trove of releases from around the world of fine wine. One of the...
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New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: February 2019

Undoubtedly this month’s biggest release will be Sassicaia 2016, the first vintage to score the perfect 100 points by the Wine Advocate since the...
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Barolo 2015: Vintage Report

“This is a vintage of absolute excellence right away, with great prospects over time for aging” – Roberto Voerzio “2015 is a thrilling vintage...
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Barolo 2015: The Growing Season

We are very grateful to Ferruccio Grimaldi for his in-depth 2015 Growing Season Report below, identifying the key events and elements that affected the...
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Burgundy 2017 – In Review

“there are some quite brilliant whites that, many growers are beginning to opine, equal or even surpass the haloed 2014s…The 2017 reds are very...
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The Top Wines of 2018 – According to the Critics

As we sing in the New Year, it seems like the opportune moment to reflect on the highlights of 2018. Last year saw some...
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New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: January 2019

January is the month in which our Burgundy 2017 En Primeur campaign really gets into gear with the majority of domaines releasing their wines to...
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What Winemakers are Drinking this Christmas

Last week we shared our Christmas wine recommendations, but who knows best what to serve at the Christmas table, than those working on-the-ground in the...
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