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sine qua non

Focus On: Sine Qua Non

Sine Qua Non  Emerging in recent years as arguably the most collectable fine wine on the planet, Sine Qua Non is a matchless force...
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Zind Humbrecht – A Pure Representation of Place and Time

Widely acknowledged as one of the legendary wineries in Alsace, the wines of Domaine Zind Humbrecht are nothing short of magical.
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1995 bordeaux vintage

1995: A Bordeaux Vintage Full of Character With Excellent Wi...

  A Bordeaux Vintage Filling Out Beautifully Although for a long time in the shadow of the almost uniformly excellent 1996s, the Bordeaux 1995...
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Paul Bara Champagne

Paul Bara Champagne – A Comprehensive Tasting

After recently completing a busy Monday and Tuesday, how lovely to spend a mid-week afternoon tasting Champagne from Paul Bara, one of my favourite...
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Jaboulet: The Renaissance of a Hermitage Icon

A visit to Fine+Rare by  a Hermitage Icon – Jaboulet With La Chapelle 2009 & 2010 two of our most popular wines of recent...
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Grower Champagne – The Insider’s Guide

Recently, our buying team took a trip to Champagne specifically to get to know the ‘grower’ Champagne producers.
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2005 Bordeaux and the Wine Advocate

At the end of this month, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate will publish his latest scores on what is one of the great young Bordeaux vintages:...
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2014: a quick round up and three favourites

The 2014 “campaign”, as we call it, is more or less over.  After what was a very slow campaign for the 2013s, 2014 has...
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The last man standing: 2014 Ch. Montrose

Today sees the release of 2014 Ch. Montrose, the last of the left bank big guns.  This was one of our favourite wines in...
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2014 Bordeaux: 28th May

One of our picks is out today: Ducru-Beaucaillou.  The price, at GBP 375 per six bottles in bond, looks fair and Bruno’s 2014 isn’t...
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2014 Bordeaux: 27th May

It has been a quiet week in Bordeaux though with the releases of Fonbel and Moulin St Georges we expect Ausone to be released...
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2014 Bordeaux: a wine of the vintage?

This morning sees the release of 2014 Pichon-Lalande, a wine that we rated as one of the vintage’s best.  Nicolas Glumineau, a man with...
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