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Why we should all drink grower Champagne

Written by: James Bidgood

Producing Champagne is tricky...

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Discovering Alsace

Written by: Gavin Smith

As we careered into Alsace on a rather stormy Friday morning, the driest wine region in France was looking decidedly sodden. Nearing the end of November there are still some grapes on vine, slowly concentrating and waiting to be picked for 'Vendange Tardives' (late harvest) wines...

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Our 2016 Bordeaux En Primeur recommendations

Written by: James Bidgood

A very different vintage to the warm 2015, the new releases possess a much more classic style of claret that we have not seen for many years. If 2015 was a vintage for Merlot then 2016 was without doubt superior for Cabernet Sauvignon.  

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Bordeaux 2016 En Primeur

Written by: James Bidgood

In a whirlwind visit last month, we tasted our away across the the appellations and were very excited at what we found. From the Médoc to the Graves and over to Saint-Émilion, we tasted our way through hundreds of wines to truly understand the vintage and find the most attractive offerings for you.

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Make sure you're topped up for Christmas!

Written by: James Bidgood