Wines

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

What Winemakers are Drinking this Christmas

Last week we shared our Christmas wine recommendations, but who knows best what to serve at the Christmas table, than those working on-the-ground in the...
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F+R Staff Wine Picks of the Year 2018

This year the team at FINE+RARE have encountered some astonishing bottles on our quest to source the finest wines and spirits from around the...
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Heroic Viticulture – The Unique Wines of Priorat

This week we caught up with Valenti Llagostera, one of the great Priorat producers from the Mas Doix winery. Valenti’s knowledge of the region is unparalleled and fascinating...
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Paired to Perfection: Matching Festive Food + Fine Wine

The excitement is building at F+R HQ over which wines to crack open during the festive period. It’s time to agonise over those extensive...
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Per·Us: The new Napa Project from Russell Bevan

Russell Bevan is the man behind Bevan Cellars, one of the highest performing and most critically acclaimed wineries in Napa Valley (receiving no less...
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Soldera: The Wine Icon of Brunello di Montalcino

Origins… Gianfranco Soldera first and foremost was a wine lover. A man who in his youth would travel around Italy visiting his favourite wineries, most...
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Soldera 2010 Charity Auction – London 28th November 2018

“During the night between 2nd and 3rd December 2012, unknown people broke into Soldera’s cellar at Case Basse; they did not steal a single...
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The History of the Hospices

Last week saw the 158th Hospices des Beaune wine auction take place in Beaune. Always a highlight of the Burgundy calendar, this year it...
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Jessica Servet Portrait – Winemaker at Hegarty Chamans

Hegarty Chaman is a winery co-owned by Sir John Hegarty and his partner Phillipa Crane. Since purchasing the property in 2002 they have invested...
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Bordeaux 2016 & 2014 – Retrospective tastings and a c...

I remember tasting the 2016s during En Primeur and finding them incredibly easy to taste, largely due to the tannins being so integrated into...
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Rioja Revolutionary – F+R meets Artadi’s Juan Ca...

Last week F+R met up with Artadi’s owner and winemaker Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle. On meeting Juan you would not immediately think that...
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Darioush Wine Napa Valley

Darioush: From the historic Iranian winemaking city of Shira...

“Chose the cup bearer and the wine. Drink. Sing like the starling or the nightingale”. (Rudaki, Persian poet, 858-941 AD) Owner Darioush Khaledi is...
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