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

Fifty Shades of Sherry

Sherry can be the colour of coffee stains on a cream carpet, the colour of lemon-curd sandwiches or the colour of lacquered mahogany. It...
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299 Points Wines

    It’s not often that you get the opportunity to taste 299 points of wines in one sitting, but last Thursday we got...
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“Let the big guns roar”

This wine is as elusive as seeing a badger crossing your local high street. Actually it is almost impossible to find any bottles of...
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2011 Bordeaux: What a difference a fortnight makes

Returning to Bordeaux two weeks after our initial tastings has been an eye opening experience. The plan this week wasn’t to taste any wine at all...
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2011 Bordeaux: Great News for Lafite Lovers

When we last tasted at Lafite, we were disappointed with the 2011 vintage as the wine was awkward and surly: blackly fruited and ferociously...
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2011 Bordeaux: An Uncertain Start

Bordeaux 2011 has gone off ahead of Robert Parker’s usual starting gun with Lafite unexpectedly leading the way (we are still confirming our allocations)....
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Chambolle Musigny Combe d’Orveaux: Taupenot-Merme: A R...

Moving from right to left you have the three Grand Cru parts of Musigny: Le Musigny; the smaller Les Petits Musigny and then to...
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Assessing the blend: 2011 Chateau Margaux

Me: “Paul, are you sure that sample is Merlot, it tastes a lot like Cabernet?” Paul Pontallier: “Yes absolutely it’s a Merlot, amazing eh?”...
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The Annual Clos Vougeot Tasting : Presenting 2009

On Thursday 27th October wine journalists and the FINE+RARE team gathered for a very special event: 57 domains, one vineyard, one vintage, tasted blind....
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Le Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche

Simon Davies, Head of Marketing at FINE+RARE, shares his musings on Le Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche following a spectacular lunch hosted by winemaker, Veronique...
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Domaine Romanée-Conti: Rare & Exceptional

Domaine Romanée-Conti (DRC) is the exemplary Burgundian wine producer. Its 25 ha of Grand Cru vineyards cluster around the village of Vosne Romanée with...
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