Vines

Indulge your passion: discover the regions and vineyards via our vineyard profiles and find out where we go and who we visit in our regional profiles and trip reports.

Bordeaux 2019 – Latest Insights

Last month saw Bordeaux descend on London for the latest Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux tasting and it was a great opportunity to...
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Venissa: the unique terroir of Venice’s flooded vineyards

The precariousness of Venice’s future in the face of rising water levels has never felt more immediate than this week, with record water levels...
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The Cheval Blanc team invests their savoir-faire into Cheval...

Cheval des Andes has always been a project closely associated with Chateau Cheval Blanc. The Argentine project started as a collaboration between Pierre Lurton...
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Early 2019 Vintage Insight from Bordeaux

As we move into September and the final few weeks prior to harvest, winemakers from around Europe are starting to get a good understanding...
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Californian Cult Wines – The Icons

This week of wine icons all hail from the beautiful state of California. A region that in the last 25 years has seen its...
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Six of the best Bordeaux Left Bank Wines

1. Chateau Haut Brion 1989 Average Score: 100pts. “Consistently prodigious and almost a sure bet to top the scoring card of any blind tasting...
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Left Bank Icons – the First Growths

This week we look at Bordeaux’s most iconic producers of the Left Bank, the five First Growths: Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux,...
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Feel the Energy! – F+R visits the secluded vineyards of He...

Last week we visited a very special vineyard situated on the limits of the Minervois appellation yet completely secluded, surrounded by forests and lavender...
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The Other Wines of Gaja

It was a big decision for this Piedmont producer to invest in another region of Italy but Montalcino seemed to be the logical choice....
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Stonestreet Estate – The High Elevation micro-terroirs...

Earlier this month F+R were fortunate enough to be invited to a very special lunch with Christopher Jackson, the son of the late Jess...
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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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