Wines

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Domaine Hudelot Noellat – Top Picks of 2018

Our visit to Domaine Hudelot Noellat during our autumn stint in Burgundy was easily one of the highlights of the trip. Expectations were already...
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Maya Returns Home to Dalla Valle Vineyards

The Birth of the Cult Wine in Napa Valley The story of Maya is a fascinating one. Widely seen as Napa’s first cult wine,...
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Solaia Vertical with Antonio Galloni, Piero Antinori and Ren...

The evening started with Piero Antinori explaining how Solaia first came about, how it was effectively the result of a very lucky accident, much...
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Olivier Bernstein’s Bespoke Burgundy

Undoubtedly one of our most memorable stops during our Autumn visit to Burgundy this year was the magnificent cellar of Olivier Bernstein in the...
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2018 Red Burgundy Review

The 2018 vintage is undoubtedly a hedonistic vintage  – with a rich, opulent, ripe fruit profile and a wonderful concentration that will provide huge...
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Chateau Margaux – Talking Terroir with Aurelien Valance

Chateau Margaux is one of the world’s most iconic and historic wineries, producing some of the finest wine in the region for over 600...
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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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Chateau Angelus – Premier Grand Cru Classe “A”

Chateau Angelus is today one of the four “First Growths” of Saint Emilion that are classified as Premier Grand Cru Classé ‘A’. It sits...
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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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