Tasting

Château Gilette: The World’s Most Unique Sauternes

Château Gilette is a sweet wine unlike any other in Sauternes, due to its unique ageing process in which the élevage process takes 20...
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A Masterclass from Château Cheval Blanc

Cheval Blanc is one of the finest Châteaux in Bordeaux, famed for producing what is arguably the greatest wine of all time: 1947 Château Cheval...
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Paul Hobbs: First Man

First Man One Giant Leap for Winemaking   I had just seen First Man (the Neil Armstrong biopic) when I met Paul Hobbs, and...
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The Top Wines of 2018 – According to the Critics

As we sing in the New Year, it seems like the opportune moment to reflect on the highlights of 2018. Last year saw some...
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Jean-Marie Fourrier: Embracing The Future, Preserving The Pa...

A real highlight on our trip to Burgundy this Autumn was a visit to a producer whom I have admired and collected for many...
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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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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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