Wines

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

Chateau Clos de Sarpe: Tasting through the Ages

Clos de Sarpe is a rather unassuming place to visit, nestled in a little enclave north east of the village of Saint Emilion. It...
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Energy and Intensity: Dom Perignon 2002 Plenitude 2 Revealed

It’s a good thing Dom Perignon’s Vincent Chaperon is an energetic, fit and talkative person. He needed it for a day of back-to-back tastings...
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Eduardo Chadwick Visits F+R London

We were fortunate enough to welcome the man, the legend, Eduardo Chadwick into our London offices this week. What made the event even more...
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Behind the Bottle – 2018 Releases from Descendientes d...

We have been huge fans of the wines from Alvaro Palacios’ Bierzo estate, Descendientes de J. Palacios, for many years and following the latest...
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2017 Vintage Port Release and Vertical Tasting with Dirk Nie...

“The 2017 vintage is the best wine I ever did”…. A bold claim from the larger-than-life Dirk Niepoort – made none the less impactful...
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2018 Bordeaux En Primeur: The Week in Review #2

The first full week of the campaign is now behind us and already we have seen some top wines released. So far the Right...
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2018 En Primeur Release of Pomerol’s Chateau Belle-Brise

The 2018 Bordeaux En Primeur campaign reached new heights this week with the surprise release of one of Saint-Emilion’s top estates – Chateau Angelus....
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Rosé Season: F+R’s Top Pink Picks

Every year we taste a huge range of this season’s rosé releases, whittling down to the wines we believe are the ideal offering for...
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Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche Vertical Tasting with Véroni...

The Drouhin-Laguiche relationship has borne beautiful fruit since the fortuitous meeting of Maurice Drouhin and the Marquis de Laguiche during the Second World War;...
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Château Ausone: The Ethereal Estate of Saint-Émilion

Visiting Chateau Ausone during En Primeur Week, we were fortunate enough to spend some time with owner Alain Vauthier and his son Edouard (who...
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Nicolas Potel: A Liquid History Lesson

Last week we were blessed with a visit to our offices in London from Burgundian legend Nicolas Potel. Listening to Nicolas recant tales of...
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New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: April 2019

Champagne 2012 Spring is well and truly here and as the sunshine makes a reappearance we start to think of upcoming outdoor events and...
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