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.

Tarlant Champagne Profile

Tarlant Champagne – Champagnes with a unique heritage

A CONVERSATION WITH BENOIT TARLANT, WINEMAKER AT TARLANT CHAMPAGNE Last week, I met up with Benoit Tarlant, the vigneron behind the Curvee Louis and...
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Understanding Rioja – F+R takes a trip to the Ebro Valley

Rioja is a wine I love, so I was delighted when the team and I had the opportunity to visit the heart of Spain’s...
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A Servant of the Soil: Vérité’s Pierre Seillan puts ...

“Terroir! Terroir! Terroir!” is something we always hear when trying to understand the nuances of fine wine. Whilst it remains very much a French...
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In Conversation with: Annalisa Florian, Venissa Wine Ambassa...

After discovering Venissa, the “walled vineyard of Venice”, on our recent travels, we invited their Wine Ambassador Annalisa Florian to our London offices to...
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Designing It Differently: Five Unique Wineries

Great wineries come in many guises. Cutting-edge, contemporary architecture always turns heads, creating monoliths to winemaking on the landscape. Yet there are also plenty of...
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Champagne Philipponnat – Clos des Goisses

Last week Charles Philipponnat, owner of the iconic Clos des Goisses vineyard, stopped by the F+R offices to showcase the latest vintage from his...
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wine harvest 2018

2018 Harvest Report

Another early harvest gets under way this week in much of Europe, marking the end of the fourth consecutive warm (or “solar”) year in...
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Petrus – “The Vinous Holy Grail”

In our previous producer profiles we’ve focused on the five Bordeaux first-growths. Now, we turn our attention to the equally mighty Petrus, the star...
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Brunello di Montalcino – The Young Minds of Montalcino

Trying to reach Sangiovese’s true potential in Montalcino Sangiovese, like Pinot Noir, is very much susceptible to over-cropping and in recent years has been...
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The Sub-Regions of Barolo and their very different flavour p...

Why is it important? Understanding the sub regions of Barolo is really worth some investigation because generally speaking each of the communes have a...
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The Saviour of Terroir?

Is Marco Simonit one of the modern viticultural heroes of our time? Working with the likes of Domaine Leroy and Chateau Y’quem, Marco grew...
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Bordeaux Safari March 2018 Travelogue

Bordeaux Safari – Day 1 A small group of eager wine lovers are picked up from the airport and driven direct to the magnificent...
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