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Château Mouton-Rothschild Dinner

Roux at the Landau,  Monday 12th November 2012 Fourteen guests assembled in the private dining Postillion Room at the Roux at the Landau restaurant. A glass of 1996 Dom Pérignon Œnothèque established a thrillingly high standard for the evening whilst a frisson of excitement rippled around the room as Michel Roux Jnr. introduced himself and […]

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Burgundy 2011 Day Four: Marathon tastings, New shoes and Pear Ciders…

Our penultimate day in Burgundy started with a visit to the thoughtful Etienne at Domaine Jean Grivot. His caveat that he prepares the samples in the morning and they taste better as the day goes on is an interesting one, as most wines already showed vey well indeed. His focus on maintaining freshness in his […]

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Sherry: bodegas and barrels; terroir on a small scale

There are times when study is tough; long hours spent bent over a book, scribbling notes, cross-checking everything online, bending one’s mind around difficult concepts and information. There are other times when study is, maybe, not quite so difficult. The first weekend of July was one such time: a study trip to Jerez with a […]

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Medal Winners Tasting at New Zealand House 31/07/12

As the eagerly awaited Medal Winners tasting day finally arrived, much excitement was felt as we went up to London, not only to taste the wines but also with the prospect of maybe catching some of the GB/Olympic Buzz. On arrival at New Zealand House we were greeted and signed in then off we went […]

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Tasting – our Autumn Fine Wine Plan selection

Those of you who are already members of our excellent Fine Wine Plan are very likely to have seen our latest offer on their doorstep in the last couple of days. In order to properly launch new fine wine plan offers at the office, we normally get the wines over and have a tasting session, […]

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2007 Burgundy tasting – Coutts Wine Society

As the 2011 Bordeaux en-primeur campaign starts rumbling, we jumped at the opportunity to get our last fix of fine Burgundy for the next couple of months by presenting a 2007 Burgundy tasting in Coutts’swish office on the Strand.  The 2007 vintage in Burgundy saw summer conditions in the spring (over 30 degrees in April) […]

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The Great Léoville taste-off at Glaziers Hall

The river Thames and London Bridge formed the backdrop for our comparative Léovilles tasting at Glaziers Hall last night. Six vintages of Barton and Poyferré spanning twenty-three years, two legendary châteaux making wine from a great terroir. The 2008s set the scene for the evening with an early look at the youngest vintage physically in […]

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A sneak preview of 2011 Bordeaux

; ; ; It has been a frantic and tiring couple of weeks for the winemakers of the Cercle Rive Droite, the 10 year old association of a number of Châteaux from the right bank of the region. They have been travelling around the world, showing their 2011’s (in many cases alongside their 2009’s or […]

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Champagne Philipponnat

I am told it is purely coincidental that two very fine producers, Philliponnat and Gaja, should have happened to be booked to come to our office and present their wines last Thursday, on (our buyer) Nick’s birthday. Be that as it may, neither my colleagues or myself felt the need to give him much grief […]

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Rhône 2010 En Primeur Tasting

Following the success of our Burgundy 2010 tasting in London earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for our 2010 Rhône En Primeur tasting. This is a great opportunity to taste a range of wines from the 2010 vintage, a vintage which continues to impress us throughout the fine […]

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