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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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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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