Opinion

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

Nicolas Potel: A Liquid History Lesson

Last week we were blessed with a visit to our offices in London from Burgundian legend Nicolas Potel. Listening to Nicolas recant tales of...
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New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: April 2019

Champagne 2012 Spring is well and truly here and as the sunshine makes a reappearance we start to think of upcoming outdoor events and...
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How to Spend 24 Hours in Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Hills in Southern California (situated just north of LA, beyond Malibu) are currently producing some of the most exciting wines in...
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2012 Vintage in Champagne: A Versatile Classic

There is a great deal of buzz surrounding the 2012 Champagne vintage. What started earlier this year as a few quiet releases of impressive...
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Bordeaux 2018 – F+R visits Bordeaux for an early vinta...

The Right Bank in 2018 Our first stop was Pomerol, with a visit to Clos du Clocher to taste a number of wines from...
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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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