Opinion

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

Bordeaux 2019 – Latest Insights

Last month saw Bordeaux descend on London for the latest Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux tasting and it was a great opportunity to...
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An Interview with Andrew Jefford

This week we were fortunate enough to delve into the mind of Andrew Jefford, a man who has been writing professionally about wine for over...
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Napa Valley 2016 & 2017 Vintage Insights

The 2016 Vintage 2016 was undoubtedly a sensational vintage in Napa. Whilst it was the 5th warm vintage in a row, the season had...
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The Wine Advocate’s William Kelley shares his Burgundy...

After tasting in Burgundy and Champagne consistently over the last couple of years, what do you feel has been the most important developments in...
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Burgundy 2018 – What the Critics Say

William Kelley, Wine Advocate After tasting in Burgundy and Champagne consistently over the last couple of years, what do you feel has been the...
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Andrew Jefford – Burgundy 2018

Thanks to Andrew Jefford for sharing his Vintage overview first published on the Wine Scholar Guild website. Andrew (similarly to many wine makers we...
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Jasper Morris MW (Inside Burgundy) provides an early insight...

We tend to focus on the weather conditions in the lead-up to the harvest and while the grapes are being picked, but a key...
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Brunello di Montalcino 2015 – On a par with 2010, argu...

Critics and winemakers alike have put the 2015 vintage on a par with the great 2010, sharing similar levels of opulence and voluptuousness on...
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Winehog’s Early Impressions on the Burgundy 2018s

How good is 2018 as a vintage – does it live up to the hype? 2018 was a hot year – compared by some...
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Top Burgundy Negociants on the 2018 Vintage

ALAIN SERVEAU (HEAD WINEMAKER AT ALBERT BICHOT) After a number of challenging conditions in previous vintages, Alain was happy to report that the “2018...
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White Burgundy 2018 Review

“We don’t need to be a great expert to know that this is an exceptional vintage, for both red and white wines.” Aubert de...
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Vintage Insight – Germany 2018

“Quick Growth, early blossom, lots of sun, a magnificent summer” This was the vintage report in a sentence from Donnhoff, one of Germany’s most...
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