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Bibi Graetz Interview
Bibi Graetz Interview
This week we caught up with Tuscan maverick Bibi Graetz who cheered up our week with a bit of all-out escapism with his new videos capturing the halcyon days of the 2019 harvest on the island of Giglio. We wanted to share it with those of you stuck indoors, dreaming of better days ahead. We asked Bibi his tips on coping ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON March 26, 2020
Postcard From Florence - Bibi Graetz
Postcard From Florence - Bibi Graetz
As Europe begins to open up after a difficult Spring, we checked in with Florentine winemaker Bibi Graetz, whose winery, set in the foothills of Florence, looks out over this magical city. Born and raised in the city and being the closest winery to Florence, we thought who best to ask for their top tips when visiting the cultural and ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON June 3, 2020
A story in Sangiovese: two decades of Colore
A story in Sangiovese: two decades of Colore
It’s 20 years since Bibi Graetz created Colore, one of Italy’s top wines. To mark the occasion, Gavin Smith tasted through 14 vintages – exploring the evolution of this rare Tuscan red, and its maker  Getting to taste a vertical of any one wine is undoubtedly the best way to understand it. It provides that rare opportunity to see how well ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON April 23, 2021
New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: October
New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: October
Lots of the top releases this October originate from Burgundy, starting with a range of superb white Burgundies from Henri Boillot and Paul Pernot. With our first 2017 white Burgundy release of the year - Henri Boillot’s Bourgogne Blanc - being offered this weekend, expect to see other top releases from Paul Pernot and Henri Boillot’s 1er and Grand Cru sites come ...
ON October 5, 2018
The Great Wines of Italy Tasting
The Great Wines of Italy Tasting
Last Friday, James Suckling, in association with Hong Kong Tatler, hosted the Great Wines of Italy event in the Four Seasons Hotel. This is the third year that this successful event has been held. Over two hundred wines from seventy-seven producers, including Bibi Graetz, Castello Banfi, Ceretto, Fontodi, La Spinetta, Luce della Vita, Masi, Ornellaia, Poderi, Aldo Conterno, Roberto Voerzio, Siro Pacenti, ...
ON December 12, 2014
The rise of the September releases: how La Place went global
The rise of the September releases: how La Place went global
Each September, a selection of the world's finest wines are released via La Place de Bordeaux. We look at how these prestigious properties – from South America, California, Italy and beyond – found their way into Bordeaux’s distribution network For a long time, La Place de Bordeaux – as you might guess from its name – only distributed Bordeaux. But ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON August 31, 2020
The Artist Behind The Label - 5 of the Best
The Artist Behind The Label - 5 of the Best
In 1924, Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild commissioned graphic designer Jean Carlu to design a wine label for the bottles of that vintage, and a long-standing tradition between the worlds of art and wine was born. From one label to the next, Mouton Rothschild has brought together some of the most celebrated artists of the day - ...
ON July 25, 2018
Italian Icons to be released via La Place de Bordeaux
Italian Icons to be released via La Place de Bordeaux
In 2004, the historic wine trading and distribution network 'La Place de Bordeaux' broke with tradition by listing Opus One, selling for the first time a wine from outside of Bordeaux. With the international sales success of Opus One, a number of fine wine icons from around the world have since followed suit creating a September campaign of releases coming ...
ON September 4, 2019
What Fine Wine Producers are Drinking in 2018
What Fine Wine Producers are Drinking in 2018
Fine wine producers tend to be very inquisitive people - often leaning towards the obsessive in search of that perfection. Their constant desire to capture every possible subtlety or nuance in their wine can often be stoked by tasting something sublime in anothers. Whilst there may still be some winemakers who work on their own projects without a care for ...
ON October 24, 2018
New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: September 2019
New Releases Not To Be Missed This Month: September 2019
With the August hiatus now firmly behind us, September will have us forget faraway beaches and instead think of beautiful vineyards in all corners of the earth as it is the month of international icon wines releases from Bordeaux’s La Place.  More and more global wineries are opting to release their top wines in this way. New additions this year include, ...
ON August 30, 2019
The Super Tuscans: everything you need to know
The Super Tuscans: everything you need to know
Sassicaia, Tignanello, Ornellaia: these fabled Super Tuscans are some of the world’s most desirable wines – kickstarting Italy’s fine wine renaissance, re-defining its reputation and proving what was possible. But how did these lowly table wines rise to the top of the fine wine ranks? For a long time, Tuscany was known merely for its squat jugs of rustic Chianti, ...
BY Sophie Thorpe,
ON September 10, 2020
The September Series: the 2021 edition unpacked
The September Series: the 2021 edition unpacked
September sees the latest vintages from some of the world’s top estates released via La Place de Bordeaux. Ahead of the 2021 releases, we run through the vintages and properties that you’ll want on your radar South America’s finest Argentina and Chile have rapidly become hotspots for fine wine. Offering high-altitude sites with glorious sunshine, and varied soils, it’s no ...
BY FINE+RARE,
ON August 25, 2021
24 HOURS IN… MONTPELLIER WITH ANDREW JEFFORD
24 HOURS IN… MONTPELLIER WITH ANDREW JEFFORD
F+R: As a wine lover and epicurean how would you best spend 24 hours in Montpellier and surrounding area? Andrew Jefford: This slightly depends if you are here in summer or winter.  If you’re here in the summer when it’s very hot, you might want to be near the sea and go swimming: sandy, super-safe and very child-friendly hereabouts.  There ...
ON December 4, 2019

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