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Soldera: The Wine Icon of Brunello di Montalcino

The story of Soldera is a tale of true passion and obsession – with a fair bit of controversy thrown in. Yet beyond the...
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Dinner at One of the Most Exclusive Wine Clubs in the World ...

As I arrived in sunny Beaune, it was safe to say it was tourist season. Families, historians, wine-lovers, food-lovers, art-lovers, plus many more from...
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Discovering Cognac, Blues + Passions with Delamain Cognac

  This week the F+R Spirits team visited Jarnac in southwestern France, as guests of Delamain Cognac house. During the trip they became better...
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Henri Jayer – Burgundy’s most collectable wine

Henri Jayer’s career in wine started when he began looking after the Camuzet’s vineyards during the Second World War. He is most famously associated...
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Bordeaux 2017 – EP Round Up Week IX

This week is the final round up of the 2017 campaign with the last and arguably the best wine of the vintage Chateau Ausone...
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Musigny Grand Cru Vertical Tasting 1943 – 2007 with Veroni...

The Musigny Grand Cru is an historically important site in Burgundy with vineyards on the site dating back to Gallo-Roman times. It was singled...
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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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Bordeaux 2017: EP Round-Up Week VIII

It’s like waiting for buses. None show up and then they all come at once. This has been the concertina effect that has come...
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Click here to view the current selection of Domaine Anne Gros at FINE+RARE.   The ‘Fille de François Gros’ 30 years on… Now one of the...
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Chateau Lynch Bages was easily the biggest release from the left bank to come out this week and with a similar strategy to Chateau...
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Bordeaux EP 2017 Campaign – Week 3 Update

It has been very quiet this week due to the public holidays spread across the week in France. However Denis Durantou winemaker at Chateau...
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Blending Masterclass at Chateau Pichon Lalande

Blending is an art form and remains rarely understood amongst us normal wine enthusiasts. The more one thinks about the process and the many...
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