Wine Tasting 10th October, Borough Market

Wine Tasting 10th October at Borough Market, save the date We are planning a small tasting of great wines for drinking now in conjunction with English wine specialist The Wine Pantry in their premises on 10th October at Borough Market.  This is our first wine tasting event and a chance to try the sort of Read more

2016 Bordeaux EP

Hi All, You’ve probably noticed about 80 Chateaux have released their EP 2016’s in the past week, and things will continue to ramp up in anticipation of Neal Martin’s scores due to be published in the Wine Advocate this weekend.  It seems like a good time to share my thoughts on the vintage. In a Read more

2015 Burgundy

Hi All, I’ve tasted several hundred 2015 Burgundies over the past couple of weeks and they are very good.  The reds are probably a little better on balance and they are more consistent across appellations.  Is it a great vintage for the reds?  I would say very nearly.  Prices are higher again, probably as high Read more

Merry Christmas

  We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous and Healthy New Year.   Merry Christmas.  Joyeux Noel.  Buon Natale.  Feliz Navidad.  God Jul.  Fröhliche Weihnachten.  Vrolijk Kerstfeest.

Domaine des Varoilles, La Romanee

The name La Romanee means quality.  This is true whether in Vosne, Gevrey or Chassagne.  I have been very impressed with the wines of Domaine des Varoilles in recent years.  This little known producer has two excellent Monopoles – Clos des Varoilles & La Romanee, both neighbours of Clos St. Jacques in Gevrey.  I’m very Read more

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