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

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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F+R Staff Wine Picks of the Year 2018

This year the team at FINE+RARE have encountered some astonishing bottles on our quest to source the finest wines and spirits from around the...
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Paired to Perfection: Matching Festive Food + Fine Wine

The excitement is building at F+R HQ over which wines to crack open during the festive period. It’s time to agonise over those extensive...
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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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