Bordeaux Tasting – Friday 4th March 2016

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The classic French region produces some of the world’s greatest wines. We’ve picked six of our favourite, affordable  Bordeaux examples for you to enjoy:

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An evening at Chateau Margaux

By Will Gardener                      On Tuesday last week I was among the privileged few to be invited to a celebration and inaugural viewing of the new facilities at Chateau Margaux. Designed by Norman Foster, the new Chais with high tech laboratory and wine library boasting 800,000 bottles, is a triumph and one … Read More

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Wine on a high…

The view from the eleventh floor of one of Birmingham’s new and iconic high rises offered the perfect setting for a great evening of food wine and sleuthing. Two attractive flutes of palish golden fizz kicked off proceedings. Initially the colour differential was slightly encumbered due to heavy condensation. They were a little over-chilled reflected in the tight nature of … Read More

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Chateau Cheval Blanc

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts…. As the saying goes ‘the way to get a small fortune is to start with a large one and buy a vineyard’; the reason being, winemaking, like many art forms, is about perfection – or getting as close to it as possible. Of course, perfection will always be just around … Read More

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Big and Powerful Reds February 8th

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow And what will poor Robin do then, poor thing? He’ll sit in a barn and keep himself warm and hide his head under his wing, poor thing. Alternatively sit in N&P’s cellars with forty or so friendly folks, Imbibe some hearty red wine and put the colour back into his cheeks. Our … Read More

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French Wine tasting 11th January 2013

For our first wine tatsting of 2013 we certainly managed to banish the mid-January “Bleus” by sampling some excellent “Blancs et Rouges” For further info, or to buy these wines, click on any of the pictures below Here’s what we tasted and what we thought: First up was Domaine Moulinier Vionier (Langedoc Roussilon) 2010 Domaine Moulinier Vin De Pays d´OC … Read More

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An evening with one of Bordeaux’s finest… tasting Châteaux Léoville Barton and Langoa Barton with their producer.

What an evening we all had on the 18th October 2012; the venue was the splendid Dunsley Hall Hotel at nearby Kinver.  People came from far and wide to hear Anthony Barton conduct the tasting of some magnificant examples of Château Léoville Barton and Langoa Barton. Anthony’s inimitable style was witty and informative as well as being gently self-deprecating.  For those … Read More

AdministratorAn evening with one of Bordeaux’s finest… tasting Châteaux Léoville Barton and Langoa Barton with their producer.