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10 Top Tips for Ordering Wine in Restaurants

Restaurant wine lists can be tricky. When out with friends or family, I often find myself being delegated the task of ordering the wine...
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Fine+Rare Whisky Trip to Islay

Rare and Single Malt Whiskies are an increasingly important part of our business here at Fine+Rare, with daily whisky enquiries now commonplace and a...
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2014 BORDEAUX: THE F+R PICKS. LEOVILLE-LASCASES

At Robert Parker’s Grand World Tour tasting a couple of months back we tasted a selection of wines that represented the very best of...
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2014: THE F+R PICKS. DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU

Along with Leoville Lascases, Ducru-Beaucaillou is arguably the best wine of St Julien, producing wines that can often match the first growths in terms...
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2014 BORDEAUX: THE F+R PICKS. MONTROSE

In 2013, a year where tasting through the vintage was more of a challenge than usual, Montrose made a wine, indeed three wines: Tronquoy-Lalande,...
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2014: THE F+R PICKS. GRAND-PUY-LACOSTE

It shouldn’t really come as a surprise that GPL is an F+R pick.  This has to be one of Pauillac’s most reliable properties, turning...
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2014: THE F+R PICKS. LA PETITE EGLISE

Mention the name Denis Durantou and the word that will most often come up is “genius”.  A tasting at his flagship property Eglise-Clinet is...
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2014: THE F+R PICKS. SMITH-HAUT-LAFITTE

They know what they’re doing at Smith-Haut-Lafitte. This is one of the few properties in Bordeaux that really engages with the end customer, and...
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2014: THE F+R PICKS. FEYTIT-CLINET

We have been fans of this tiny Pomerol estate for a few years now.  Jeremy Chasseuil produces very small quantities of quite brilliant wines,...
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2014: THE F+R PICKS. CANON AND RAUZAN-SEGLA

Rauzan-Ségla There are 43 kilometres between Chx Canon and Rauzan-Ségla along with both the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers.  It may seem a little...
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2014: THE F+R PICKS. PICHON-LALANDE

  Mark my words here: Pichon-Lalande is an estate to watch. The terroir here and its potential has never been in question.  The 1996...
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FINE+RARE Quarterly Report: 2014 Q3

The Market: The Bordeaux market has been suffering for three years now: talk to any merchant about what is selling well and the last...
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