Revisiting 2016 Bordeaux: a vintage of exceptional quality by William Gardner

– 2016 Bordeaux Vintage – Institute of Masters of Wine – 1st December 2021 – Every year, except last year, of course, the Institute of Masters of Wine organises a tasting of a Bordeaux vintage that has been in bottle for a couple of years. This is a great opportunity to assess the early evolution of the vintage and support … Read More

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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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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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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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Wines From Southern France

  The South of France is an extra-ordinarily rich and diverse wine producing area, including the Rhone Valley, home to many well-established wines such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Hermitage and Cote Rotie. But it is the Southwestern region of Languedoc-Roussillon, which is currently so absorbing. Evidence of wine growing by the Greeks as early as the fifth century BC makes … Read More

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