Monthly Archives: October 2011

2009 Bordeaux UGC tasting

  The stunning décor of the Paul Hamlyn Hall at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden was the setting for one of our most exciting days in recent weeks, an opportunity for the UK Wine Trade to check up on the superlative 2009 Bordeaux, courtesy of the Union des Grands Crus Classés. Nearly a year […]

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González Byass: Palmas Sherry Limited Edition

González-Byass is one of Sherry’s most iconic names, producing some of the finest wines from the region. Palmas is their limited edition range of aged fino Sherries, launched on the 17th October this year.  The story behind the “Palma” name on the labels is based on the fact that González-Byass cellar masters have used the […]

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Great Austrian Whites – 2010 Vintage

We could make a strong argument for the output of our top Austrian producers being among the most exciting wines available anywhere and at any price. Their wines offer a unique set of flavours; both the Riesling and Grüner Veltliner varieties age gracefully and are amazingly versatile with food, managing to display freshness, weight and power […]

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Sancerre Les Mont Damnés, Chavignol 2010

Sancerre is one of the classic French wine regions which produces vibrant, aromatic, dry white wines from sauvignon blanc vinified in a manner which emphasises the purity and clarity of fruit flavours. A common feature to the overwhelming majority of French wine labels is an absence of the grape varieties, in contrast to new world […]

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