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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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The Most Iconic Rhône Wines

1 Domaine Guigal Cote Rotie “La Mouline” 89% Syrah, 11% Viognier. The vine age ranges from 50 to 100 years grown on 1 hectare...
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F+R Early Insight into the 2018 Burgundy Vintage

F+R were in Burgundy this week for the first tastings of the 2018 vintage and we were thrilled by what we tasted. There is...
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Behind the Bottle: Chateau des Jacques 2018 Moulin-à-Vent C...

“Beaujolais is on a roll, not to mention the just-coming-out superb 2018s” The 2018s “may be even better than 2015….Great vintages like these can...
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24 hours in Venice

Venissa’s Annalisa Florian shares her insider knowledge on wining and dining like a true Venetian, as well as must see artisan discoveries. Best wine...
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Unmissable Wines This July

For many in the wine trade, July and August are a hiatus between the Bordeaux EP campaign and the flurry of releases we will...
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24 Hours in Melbourne

We caught up with Karen Foster, Melbourne-based founder of The Wine Loop, on her top tips for wine lovers visiting Australia’s food and drink...
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Tuscany 2016 – A Stellar Vintage

Two magnificent vintages back to back: after the powerful 2015 comes the stellar 2016 – a standout for its purity and elegance. After tasting...
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F+R On The Road: A Tour of Italy’s Places, People + Wines

This week F+R took a tour of some of Italy’s finest vineyards, visiting a small selection of our favourite producers, tasting the latest vintages...
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2018 Bordeaux En Primeur: The Week in Review #7

What a week! It saw all the First Growths on the Left Bank released with Chateau Margaux leading the way on Tuesday with a...
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Bordeaux Radicals: Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Stephanie Libreau from Chateau Les Carmes Haut-Brion at our London HQ, for a vertical tasting dating...
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