Wines

Take a peek behind the scenes: tastings, dinners and events at FINE+RARE. Find tasting reviews on new releases and our latest discoveries.

Artadi – The Rioja Revolutionary’s Latest Releases

Whilst Juan Carlos López de Lacalle produces some of the finest wines in the Rioja region, in 2015 he quit the appellation opting to...
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Timo Mayer – bring back the funk!

Despite Timo’s multi-generational family history of winemaking in the Wuttemburg (Baden) region of Germany, his ascendancy into the wine world was not the familiar...
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L’Apparita – Behind the Bottle

“L’Apparita is simply epic” Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com (2016 Vintage) “Impeccable, refined and elegant, the 1992 Apparita might very well be the single most finessed...
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Henri Boillot on Burgundy 2018

The Vintage Henri Boillot is widely seen as the top micro-negociant for the production of the Cote d’Or’s finest white wines, including Le Montrachet....
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Kapcsandy’s Roberta Reserve – Behind the Bottle

“…could easily eclipse a great vintage of Petrus in a blind tasting.” Robert Parker (on the 2013 Roberta Reserve) Kapcsandy Estate was set up...
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Louis Jadot 2018 – Exclusive Casks

Louis Jadot is arguably the most consistent negociant house in Burgundy. A company that has managed to straddle both the entry level and fine...
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Maison Albert Bichot 2018s

Improvements both in the winery and most importantly the vineyards are really now coming to fruition for large negociant Maison Albert Bichot. Following the...
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Gosset 1995 “Les Celebrissimes” – Behind the Bottle

This is an extraordinary Champagne in which just a thousand bottles have been commercially produced and sits alone at the very top of the...
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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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Italian Icons to be released via La Place de Bordeaux

In 2004, the historic wine trading and distribution network ‘La Place de Bordeaux’ broke with tradition by listing Opus One, selling for the first...
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A portrait of an artist: Bibi Graetz

On the eve of the latest 2016 releases of Testamatta and Colore we retrace our visit to the winery of Bibi Graetz last Spring...
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New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: September 2019

With the August hiatus now firmly behind us, September will have us forget faraway beaches and instead think of beautiful vineyards in all corners...
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