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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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Six iconic Burgundy wines

1. 2012 Romanee Conti Domaine De La Romanee Conti Average Score: 99pts Neal Martin (99 pts) – Usually, choosing between La Tache and Romanee-Conti...
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The Burgundy Icons

With so many producers operating in Burgundy, it is very difficult to provide a definitive account of all the iconic growers in the region....
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Bordeaux Right Bank Icons

The Right Bank icons of Bordeaux are situated on two very distinct terroir regions, the limestone plateau of Saint Emilion and the dark clay,...
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Six iconic Bordeaux Right Bank wines

1. 2015 Le Pin Average score: 99 points “Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Le Pin hits the dance floor with a completely gregarious...
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