Tasting

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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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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A Servant of the Soil: Vérité’s Pierre Seillan puts ...

“Terroir! Terroir! Terroir!” is something we always hear when trying to understand the nuances of fine wine. Whilst it remains very much a French...
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2008 Fine Wine Horizontal: Cardinale fronts up to Mouton Rot...

On a recent visit to London celebrating the upcoming release of the 2015 Cardinale; Barbera Banke and Julia Jackson from Jackson Family Wines wanted...
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Champagne Philipponnat – Clos des Goisses

Last week Charles Philipponnat, owner of the iconic Clos des Goisses vineyard, stopped by the F+R offices to showcase the latest vintage from his...
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Venissa – The Walled Vineyard of Venice

Against All The Odds Venice is a city that seems to exist against all the odds: erosion, subsidence, flooding and over-population are all serious...
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The Wine Advocate’s William Kelley Shares his Burgundy...

In anticipation of the imminent Burgundy 2017s hitting the market, the F+R team have been eager to get first impressions of the vintage from...
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The First Vertical Tasting of Cirsion Rioja by Roda

Bodegas Roda, a winery based in the heart of traditional Rioja territory Haro, has been pushing boundaries for the region and its signature grape...
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Discovering Dal Forno: A Veneto Travelogue

On Thursday 2nd August a small group from FINE+RARE flew out to Verona to visit the legendary Veneto estate, Dal Forno. We were all...
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Finding the Equilibrium – What determines the world’...

This week the F+R team got a real insight into the many variables that go into Champagne production. From the maturation process of the...
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Dinner at One of the Most Exclusive Wine Clubs in the World ...

As I arrived in sunny Beaune, it was safe to say it was tourist season. Families, historians, wine-lovers, food-lovers, art-lovers, plus many more from...
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