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Vintage Report – Bordeaux 2021: Back to the Future

April 20, 2022

Vintage Report – Bordeaux 2021: Back to the Future

“Wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me you built a time machine…?” Marty McFly, 1985   Photo credit: Alain Benoit   It seemed that ‘climate change vintages’ were here to stay....

Bordeaux En Primeur – the basics

April 4, 2022

Bordeaux En Primeur – the basics

Spring — bluebells, birdsong and of course, Bordeaux. Now as much as we rejoice at winter’s end and relish the prospect of longer days, warmer weather and the sights and sounds of a new season, at...

Producer spotlight: Nina Mitjavile

March 23, 2022

Producer spotlight: Nina Mitjavile

Nina Mitjavile. Copyright – Leif Carlsson   Nina Mitjavile’s passion for wine was ignited as a child playing in the vines and among the barrels in her father’s wine cellar. This develop...

BORDEAUX 2020:  IT’S A WRAP

July 1, 2021

BORDEAUX 2020: IT’S A WRAP

Well, that was Bordeaux 2020. How was it for you? As we said in our initial report (see here), the 2020s are joyous, expressive wines. There is a particular sweetness and intensity of fruit, which shi...

Bordeaux 2020:      Holy Trinity or Three’s a Crowd?

May 6, 2021

Bordeaux 2020: Holy Trinity or Three’s a Crowd?

2020 in Bordeaux is good. It’s really good. But coming hot on the heels of two strong vintages, we’re going to need some convincing. Sequels are notoriously tricky and Part Three is the thorniest ...

Bordeaux Bulletin #3: A Clean Pair of Heels

June 29, 2020

Bordeaux Bulletin #3: A Clean Pair of Heels

Blink and you’d have missed it but that was Bordeaux 2019, folks. That vapour trail you see disintegrating in the clear blue sky? As ephemeral as an allocation of Mouton 2019. Before we get into the...

Bordeaux Bulletin #2: Fever Pitch

June 15, 2020

Bordeaux Bulletin #2: Fever Pitch

Phew, what a week. Fears that there would be no 2019 Bordeaux campaign have been swept away in a deluge of releases, reaching a high-water mark last week. Things started positively and, in retrospect,...

Bordeaux 2019: virus prone?

May 29, 2020

Bordeaux 2019: virus prone?

Bordeaux finds itself in a dilemma. How to sell the 2019 vintage as the starting pistol is fired on what will likely prove to be the global recession of a lifetime? The elephant in this particular roo...

Best Bordeaux Buys under £23

May 31, 2019

Best Bordeaux Buys under £23

As we enter the fray of en primeurs, it is worth reflecting on more everyday offerings from Bordeaux. As the red carpet offerings reap their rewards, or just desserts, there are many largely unsung ...

Drink Veggie!

October 1, 2018

Drink Veggie!

It might be surprising to learn that not all wine is suitable for vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.  Our simple guide helps you understand what you can drink. How do you know if a wine is vegetarian o...

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