Vertical Skype Tasting with Hyde de Villaine

August 29, 2018

Vertical Skype Tasting with Hyde de Villaine

Ahead of this month’s release of the latest vintages, Head of Fine Wine, Will Hargrove recounts two vertical tastings with Hyde de Villaine’s winemaker Stephane Viver over Skype. Hyde de V...

A dinner with d’Angerville

August 10, 2018

A dinner with d’Angerville

Each Spring, ordinarily in March the two joint agents for Domaine Marquis d’Angerville get together and host a tasting and lunch to launch and present the most recent vintage, in this case the 2016....

A vertical tasting with Clos Saint-Martin

June 11, 2018

A vertical tasting with Clos Saint-Martin

Will Hargrove, (Head of Fine Wine at C&B) recounts a vertical tasting at Clos Saint-Martin during a recent trip to Bordeaux. The invite came through for a supper amongst friends, during the 2017s ...

Bordeaux 2017: En primeur picks and recommendations

April 18, 2018

Bordeaux 2017: En primeur picks and recommendations

Bordeaux 2017: A vintage to surprise Château Ausone, Saint-Émilion “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” Alexander Pope “An early vintage, a warm vintage, ...

Hanging with the Harlequins: Exclusive wine tasting at Queen’s Tennis Club

September 25, 2017

Hanging with the Harlequins: Exclusive wine tasting at Queen’s Tennis Club

What makes a great rugby team? For Aaron Morris, Harlequins full-back, it’s all about getting to know your team mates, both on and off the training pitch. “When it comes down to the difficult par...

July 14, 2017

Roc through the ages…Roc de Cambes 1995 to 2015…

This tasting was a little while in the making, it was something I’ve wanted to do for some time. A conversation with the unique (word used properly) Francois Mitjavile while tasting the 2016s b...

July 10, 2017

Belair-Monange and more…

Late June every other year sees VinExpo in Bordeaux…oddly I’ve never actually been to the main halls. This year we, a few of the team at C&B, got the invite to celebrate the 80th anniversary o...

June 8, 2017

A very special occasion: A dinner with Bonneau du Martray

Last’s week dinner with Bonneau du Martray was a very special occasion. The wines are among the most magical whites produced in Burgundy, Jean Charles is among those gifted winemakers that is able ...

June 1, 2017

Peter Sisseck in London: Psi, Chateau Rocheyron and Dominio de Pingus

I am almost criminally late in writing this up. It is nice to think back almost a year, as I sit back in Wales on holiday, to having Peter in London for two whole days. How Peter juggles his three ma...

May 15, 2017

Dinner at The Savoy tasting De Vogue 1999s…

There aren’t many top producers that I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy as often – both tasting and drinking – as Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue. There are therefore a lot of write-ups on this si...

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