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Great rivers and their great wines

Have you ever wondered why so many of Europe’s best known wine regions are situated next to major rivers? The great chateaux of the Médoc along the River Gironde in Bordeaux; the famous hills of Hermitage and Cote Rotie on the Rhone south of Lyon; Sancerre, Vouvray, Muscadet et al along the Loire; the best […]

Grenache – the under-appreciated over-achiever

Ask most red wine drinkers for their favourite red wine grape variety and they are likely to mention Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir or Syrah. Very few would think of Grenache, but this grape, aka Garnacha in Spain and Cannonau in Sardinia, produces some of the most outstanding red wines in the world. The reason it […]

Bordeaux En Primeur 2016

Between now and the end of June, all the new releases from Bordeaux’s 2016 vintage will be released en primeur by the chateaux. If you would like to receive our Bordeaux 2016 en primeur offers please simply send me an email with your contact details, and we will send you offers of our favourite wines once […]