Monthly Archives: September 2011

Alvaro Palacios: 2010 vintage wines

In the wave of young, pioneering Spanish winemakers that have come to the fore over the last decade, Alvaro Palacios is arguably one of the most exciting. While a native of Rioja, he studied oenology in Bordeaux under the tutelage of Jean-Pierre Moueix, returning to Spain in 1990 to put his experience to good use. […]

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Brunello di Montalcino

The recent news stories in the wine press have been very much focused on Brunello di Montalcino, and that prompted us to have a look at the youngest of all of Italy’s great and prestigious wines. In 1888, Ferrucio Biondi-Santi identified a superior clone of Sangiovese, known locally as Brunello (also Sangiovese Grosso), and vinified it […]

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Burgundy, a first look at the 2010 vintage – Olivier Leflaive

Senior Wine Advisor, Will Hepworth, gives his recommendations from the 2010 Olivier Leflaive offer. For those of us who can’t wait until January 2012 for the main Burgundy en primeur campaign, Olivier Leflaive offers an early opportunity to appraise the 2010 vintage and acquire some of these stunning wines that have long been favourites of […]

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