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Domaine Georges Lignier's Benoit Stehly's visits F+R
Domaine Georges Lignier's Benoit Stehly's visits F+R
Benoit has had complete control at Domaine Georges Lignier since 2007 after taking over from his uncle. He had been working on the family estate since he was a kid, helping out at harvest and during bottling in the summer holidays. Only after his studies in 1999 did he join the domaine full time . It took a few years ...
ON January 25, 2019
Domaine Georges Lignier - 2018 Vintage Update
Domaine Georges Lignier - 2018 Vintage Update
Domaine Georges Lignier has some of the most enviable Grand Cru sites in Burgundy with significant holdings in Clos de la Roche, Clos St Denis and Bonnes Mares. Based in the village of Morey St Denis, the domaine is today run by the ever-thoughtful Benoit Stehly, the great grandson of Georges Lignier, who has been in charge of the property since 2007. It ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON January 8, 2020
Domaine Georges Roumier Vertical Tasting
Domaine Georges Roumier Vertical Tasting
A very special thank you to Jordi Orriols-Gil for sourcing the incredible collection below and making this evening possible. It is not often one sits down to a 30-wine vertical tasting over dinner. And when 27 out of those 30 wines are Domaine Georges Roumier Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru, dating from 2007 all the way back to 1945, it's hard not to ...
ON March 9, 2018
Burgundy 2019: under-the-radar gems
Burgundy 2019: under-the-radar gems
Each of these wines stood out in our tastings this year – coming with an unusual back story, or from an appellation you wouldn’t expect for the producer. All of them have somehow managed to stay out of the limelight, but are, in our view, more than worthy of your attention 2019 VOUGEOT, PREMIER CRU, LES PETITS VOUGEOTS, ...
BY FINE+RARE,
ON November 24, 2020
What winemakers are drinking this Christmas
What winemakers are drinking this Christmas
There’s no better time than Christmas to open a treasured bottle or two. Ahead of the big day, we asked a handful of our favourite winemakers – from Saskia de Rothschild to Klaus-Peter Keller – to tell us what they’ll be uncorking For the aperitif For Domaine Long-Depaquit’s Matthieu Mangenot it is the energy and power of Champagne Brut Nature ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON December 11, 2020
Burgundy 2014 - Vintage Report
Burgundy 2014 - Vintage Report
Jessica Bryans, fine wine buyer at FINE+RARE, shares her thoughts on the 2014 Burgundy vintage following her recent trip to the region. Read on for vintage analysis, wines to watch and the inside look at what the Burgundians are saying themselves... Region: Burgundy Vintage: 2014 In Summary: Burgundy 2014 delivered charming wines that are quintessentially Burgundian. The whites are of ...
ON December 4, 2015
A Year in Wine: 1999
A Year in Wine: 1999
In the latest instalment in our Vintage Series, FINE+RARE explores the last year of the 20th century and discovers it was a season to remember. We speak directly with Francois Millet from Domaine Georges Comte de Vogue on what made 1999 so special. Philippe Guigal hadn’t yet met his future wife – it would be another nine years before he ...
BY Rebecca Gibb MW,
ON April 8, 2020
Barolo 2016 -Early Vintage Insight
Barolo 2016 -Early Vintage Insight
It was about this time last year we bumped into Giovanni Angeli, winemaker of one of Barolo’s top producers – Massolino. He was over in London to promote his latest 2015 releases. Despite the positivity surrounding the ‘15s, Giovanni just couldn’t contain his excitement about the vintage that was to follow. At this time, the wines were still ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON January 16, 2020
Burgundy 2016 En Primeur: Super Bon Millésime
Burgundy 2016 En Primeur: Super Bon Millésime
Over recent months we’ve made several forays over to France to get a sense of the upcoming Burgundy 2016 En Primeur campaign. Read on for our initial findings… On our travels the winemakers have described Burgundy 2016 as a “super bon millésime”, and what we have tasted to date bears testament to that… What should you buy? Your favourite producers ...
ON October 27, 2017
New to La Place this year: Beaulieu Vineyards, Jim Barry + Wynns
New to La Place this year: Beaulieu Vineyards, Jim Barry + Wynns
The list of fine wines released via La Place de Bordeaux each September grows each year. Here, we introduce three of the most exciting wines joining the line-up in 2020: Beaulieu Vineyards Georges de Latour Private Reserve, Jim Barry The Armagh Shiraz and Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon Each September, the new vintages of an exclusive group of fine wines ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON August 31, 2020
2018 Red Burgundy Review
2018 Red Burgundy Review
The 2018 vintage is undoubtedly a hedonistic vintage  – with a rich, opulent, ripe fruit profile and a wonderful concentration that will provide huge amounts of drinking pleasure. But it is also a heterogeneous vintage. This was already apparent during the harvest, with some pickers starting as early as mid-August and others waiting until mid-September. Given how warm it was ...
ON November 22, 2019
Burgundy 2019: our favourites
Burgundy 2019: our favourites
There was no shortage of brilliant wine in 2019 – and narrowing down a list of favourites from the many superb wines we tasted wasn’t easy. These 10, however, stood out in the year's enviable line-up 2019 Meursault, Premier Cru, Gouttes d’Or, Louis Jadot Gouttes d’Or is one of the cooler Premier Cru sites in Meursault and therefore excels in ...
BY FINE+RARE,
ON November 6, 2020
Burgundy 2017 - In Review
Burgundy 2017 - In Review
“there are some quite brilliant whites that, many growers are beginning to opine, equal or even surpass the haloed 2014s…The 2017 reds are very good, often excellent, and from time to time, bloody awesome.” Neal Martin, Vinous “a delicious vintage for white Burgundy…there is no sense of dilution and for the most part the wines show optimum ripeness.” Jasper Morris, ...
ON January 11, 2019
2014 Bordeaux: 27th May
2014 Bordeaux: 27th May
It has been a quiet week in Bordeaux though with the releases of Fonbel and Moulin St Georges we expect Ausone to be released shortly. Hints from Bordeaux suggest that Ducru-Beaucaillou should also be released soon: this was one of our picks of the vintage and, if sensibly priced, will be worth looking at. The pattern of the vintage's sales has ...
ON May 27, 2015
Port vintages to drink now
Port vintages to drink now
Ahead of St George’s Day – the day on which Port houses traditionally declare a vintage – we caught up with the Douro Valley’s leading producers to find out which vintage Ports you should be uncorking now  Quality in the Douro Valley has arguably never been higher – with a run of recent vintages universally declared (2011, 2016, 2017). The 2018 vintage was declared by some ...
BY Sophie Thorpe,
ON March 19, 2021
Everything you need to know about Port
Everything you need to know about Port
Rich, complex and deeply rewarding, at its best Port is one of the most age-worthy styles of wine produced today. Here’s a quick guide to the fortified wine – from the various styles made to the best vintages to buy What is Port? Port is a fortified wine made in the Douro Valley in Portugal. Traditionally the wines were shipped ...
BY FINE+RARE,
ON December 18, 2020
Glenfarclas Distillery - Family First
Glenfarclas Distillery - Family First
The Glenfarclas distillery is one of Scotland’s most successful. What sets Glenfarclas apart is the family that owns it and has done so for six generations. While most large distilleries in Scotland nowadays are owned and run by large drinks companies and corporations, the Grant family continues to take pride in owning Glenfarclas, seen fully through their timeless slogan- ‘The Spirit of Independence.’ Glenfarclas ...
BY George Koutsakis,
ON March 19, 2020
2015 Burgundy: According to Winehog's Steen Öhman
2015 Burgundy: According to Winehog's Steen Öhman
Winehog's Steen Öhman is fast becoming one of the world's leading and most respected Burgundy experts. FINE+RARE have interviewed him to bring you his views on 2015 Burgundy... As the man behind Winehog, Steen Öhman's opinions, tasting notes, detailed maps and in depth knowledge of Burgundy's intricate terroir are invaluable tools to the serious Burgundy collector. That's why FINE+RARE asked ...
ON November 23, 2016
Winehog's Early Impressions on the Burgundy 2018s
Winehog's Early Impressions on the Burgundy 2018s
F+R: How good is 2018 as a vintage – does it live up to the hype? Steen Ohman: 2018 was a hot year – compared by some to 1947. But despite the warm conditions, the quality of the wines on average seems to be very fine, hence living up to some of the vintage’s initial hype. The 2018 vintage is, ...
ON October 3, 2019
Adapt or die: dealing with climate change in Burgundy
Adapt or die: dealing with climate change in Burgundy
The 2019 vintage was the second in a trio of hot years for Burgundy, the region’s producers fast becoming used to what is the new norm. Here Sophie Thorpe looks at how global warming is impacting the Côte d ’Or and what the region’s vignerons are doing to cope with their shifting climate “C’est quoi, traditionnel, aujourd’hui?” Marion Raphet half-jokes ...
BY Sophie Thorpe,
ON November 27, 2020
Vintage Report - 2017 Red Burgundies: tension, verve and terroir transparency
Vintage Report - 2017 Red Burgundies: tension, verve and terroir transparency
Generally speaking, 2017 is a vintage that, for once, all went to plan in Burgundy. Not since 2009 have so many winemakers been so happy with both their quantity and quality. It has been a difficult few years and it is genuinely a pleasant sight to see the cellars full again after so many years of heartache. I say generally, ...
ON November 23, 2018
Henri Jayer - Burgundy's most collectable wine
Henri Jayer - Burgundy's most collectable wine
Henri Jayer’s career in wine started when he began looking after the Camuzet’s vineyards during the Second World War. He is most famously associated with the production of Vosne Romanee 1er cru “Cros Parentoux”,  a vineyard which, at the time he took over, was largely a neglected vineyard site sitting above the Grand Cru site of Richebourg. With very thin ...
ON June 28, 2018
The 2007 Red Burgundies
The 2007 Red Burgundies
A couple of times a year, a group of a dozen or so of very knowledgeable and very experienced tasters get together to open, taste and share some Burgundy.  Serious Burgundy.  It’s an opportunity to discuss a vintage or two with like-minded connoisseurs and, of course, to enjoy food, wine and generally wine-related discourse.  It is a group that I ...
ON May 20, 2015
Domaine de Montille: The Genealogy of the Estate
Domaine de Montille: The Genealogy of the Estate
The De Montille estate of Volnay is one of the most historic in the Cote d’Or, founded in 1730 and family run and owned ever since. Today Etienne de Montille is the ninth generation at the helm. The De Montille story through the ages is a familiar one in Burgundy in which for a long period there was a dwindling ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON July 22, 2020
Domaine du Clos Frantin - Producer Portrait
Domaine du Clos Frantin - Producer Portrait
Domaine du Clos Frantin is the top estate within the wider Maison Albert Bichot Group. The domaine has an exceptional range of Grand Cru and Premier Cru sites in the Cote de Nuits and in recent years has been producing top drawer Burgundy, deserved of the terroir. This domaine has a total of 7.3 hectares of vines, of which 3.9 ...
ON October 8, 2018
F+R Visits Domaine Leroy
F+R Visits Domaine Leroy
Visiting Domaine Leroy is a highlight on any fine wine calendar and this year seemed ever more fortunate, finding the 2017s as composed as they will ever be, finishing up their last week of élevage in barrel before bottling planned for next week. On top of that Gilles points out that the 2017s have been the most consistently expressive vintage ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON February 22, 2019
The Burgundy Icons
The Burgundy Icons
With so many producers operating in Burgundy, it is very difficult to provide a definitive account of all the iconic growers in the region. We have identified domaines that are icons of their communes based on the consistency and quality of the wines they produce, along with being benchmark examples within the region they come from. We also look at ...
ON August 30, 2019
A Taste of The Northern Rhone
A Taste of The Northern Rhone
The northern and southern Rhone, from a vinous point of view, are essentially two quite different regions with a shared name. Some weeks back we covered the southern Rhone in a previous workshop, via its King: Chateauneuf du Pape.  We ended last week with a workshop on the north. This 40-mile stretch of steep, sloped granite hillsides is one of ...
ON October 6, 2014
Top Under-the-Radar Single Plots in Burgundy
Top Under-the-Radar Single Plots in Burgundy
For all of us Burgundy obsessives the individual plots conjure up a magical sense of variety in Burgundy. The Grand Crus and even the top Premier Cru wines provide such unique personalities, aficionados can’t help but get attached to particular sites whose terroir speaks directly to them. Whilst there are many great single vineyard sites throughout the Cote d’Or we ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON December 12, 2019
Winehog's Steen Öhman shares his Burgundy 2017 Vintage Report
Winehog's Steen Öhman shares his Burgundy 2017 Vintage Report
In anticipation of the imminent Burgundy 2017s hitting the market, the F+R team have been eager to get first impressions of the vintage from some of the world’s leading experts on the region. In a series of interviews with producers and critics alike, we caught up with Winehog’s Steen Öhman**, to find out his thoughts and what to expect with ...
ON September 26, 2018
5 of the Most Collectible Corkscrews
5 of the Most Collectible Corkscrews
Wine connoisseurs and design lovers alike will be captivated by our edit of the most beautiful bottle openers… Gucci Exotic Wood & Gold-Plated Brass Corkscrew, £663, 1stdibs An ingeniously designed and highly sought-after bottle opener executed in exotic wood and gold-plated brass by Gucci in the 1960s. The Italian fashion house’s iconic G logo unscrews and slides precisely over one ...
ON July 19, 2018
Musigny Grand Cru Vertical Tasting 1943 – 2007 with Veronique Drouhin
Musigny Grand Cru Vertical Tasting 1943 – 2007 with Veronique Drouhin
The Musigny Grand Cru is an historically important site in Burgundy with vineyards on the site dating back to Gallo-Roman times. It was singled out as a separate vineyard since the Middle Ages by the monks of Citeaux, yet unlike Clos Vougeot it remained un-walled due to the fact that the site remained in multiple ownership during the ancien regime ...
ON June 22, 2018
The Best Places to Eat in Burgundy – According to Local Winemakers
The Best Places to Eat in Burgundy – According to Local Winemakers
Whilst Burgundy is famed for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production, it is also one of the great gastronomic regions of France, with a distinct and varied array of homespun culinary delights. The region has so much to offer, and the main town of Beaune is a magnet for wine loving tourists from all around the world. Like all popular holiday destinations ...
ON September 20, 2018
A Week in the Far East
A Week in the Far East
Speak to anyone on the wine trade about the fine wine market and the words “The Far East” will inevitably come out within five minutes. Since the mid 1990s and perhaps more noticeably, the mid-2000s, more and more wine has been sold in what can no longer really be referred to as a new market. Without visiting the region to ...
ON November 14, 2012
2015 Burgundy En Primeur: Key Trends
2015 Burgundy En Primeur: Key Trends
2015 Burgundy En Primeur has now been in full swing for nearly three months and it has proved to be a bigger and better campaign than ever before. This is perhaps no surprise, given how well the 2015 wines have been received by the critics. Neal Martin wrote “make no mistake, 2015 Burgundy is a great vintage” and Jancis Robinson ...
ON January 19, 2017
Experience The Dalmore: F+R Visits the Historic Highland Distillery
Experience The Dalmore: F+R Visits the Historic Highland Distillery
F+R’s George Koutsakis was one of just eight guests invited to visit Dalmore’s refurbished distillery to witness the launch of a one-of-a-kind 60 Year Old bottling to commemorate the distillery’s 180th anniversary. Alongside Macallan, Dalmore is leading the luxury end of the Scotch whisky revival, with its top designated aged whiskies now reaching astronomical prices. We explore this historic distillery following its refurbishment ...
BY George Koutsakis,
ON February 19, 2020
Klaus Peter Keller Interview
Klaus Peter Keller Interview
Klaus Peter Keller is one of the great viticultural success stories of the modern era of fine wine. Just 25 years ago he saw the potential to make world-class wine in a region more famous for making mass produced off dry Riesling. His range of Grand Cru Rieslings, including the cult cuvee “G-Max” are now some of the most expensive ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON June 30, 2020
Burgundy 2017 Early Vintage Insight
Burgundy 2017 Early Vintage Insight
Burgundy 2017 - At A Glance: First ‘normal’ sized harvest since 2009 – the cellars are full for the first time in nearly a decade Dry, early harvest with no hail or frost damage Enthusiasm is building for the reds: Roumier compares these to the 2007 and 2014 vintages; Drouhin compares them to 2002 In the Cote d’Or, whites have ...
ON July 25, 2018
2011 Burgundy Vintage Report
2011 Burgundy Vintage Report
Bud Cuchet, Camilla Bowler and I spent a hectic week in Burgundy at the beginning of December. The mission was twofold: firstly, to establish the quality of the 2011 vintage, much of which will be offered in January and secondly to sniff out some quality producers. We returned rather pleased on both counts. The vintage The 2011 growing season in ...
ON December 19, 2012
Château Ausone: The Ethereal Estate of Saint-Émilion
Château Ausone: The Ethereal Estate of Saint-Émilion
Visiting Chateau Ausone during En Primeur Week, we were fortunate enough to spend some time with owner Alain Vauthier and his son Edouard (who has grown up working at the Chateau) to discuss the changes afoot at Saint-Emilion’s most prestigious address. Chateau Ausone has, without question, been producing some of the finest wines in the world for many decades, but ...
ON April 12, 2019
Maison Albert Bichot 2018s
Maison Albert Bichot 2018s
Improvements both in the winery and most importantly the vineyards are really now coming to fruition for large negociant Maison Albert Bichot. Following the reduction of yields, careful extraction, prudent whole bunch fermentation, cold maceration and sensible use of new oak, the wines produced can now compete against those from some of the very best producers in Burgundy. The Albert ...
ON September 26, 2019
F+R Staff Wine Picks of the Year 2018
F+R Staff Wine Picks of the Year 2018
This year the team at FINE+RARE have encountered some astonishing bottles on our quest to source the finest wines and spirits from around the world. We asked members of the team to highlight some of their favourites of 2018. Our categories include Unicorn Wine of the Year - that once in a lifetime opportunity to taste something you are unlikely ...
ON December 20, 2018
24 Hours in... Burgundy
24 Hours in... Burgundy
With the Burgundy 2018 En Primeur sales in full swing we thought it topical to offer our top tips for visiting the region. With two native Burgundians in our buying team, who better than them to outline the local delicacies not to miss, the top wine lists and the best restaurants in the region. Top Special Occasion Restaurant – Lameloise (3* ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON December 12, 2019
The root of the matter
The root of the matter
Looking out across the Côte d’Or, the astute might notice a few more gaps amongst the rows of vines than normal. Dig a little deeper, listening to nervous murmurs in cellars around the region, and you’ll hear that there’s trouble below the surface – with a once-favoured rootstock the culprit. Jasper Morris MW – leading Burgundy expert and Inside Burgundy ...
BY Jasper Morris MW,
ON December 4, 2020
It’s high time to befriend Madeira
It’s high time to befriend Madeira
That’s Madeira the fortified wine favoured by none other than Thomas Jefferson, who used it to toast the Declaration of Independence; George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams to name a few, oh, and it was the drink of choice to christen the USS Constitution in 1797! Actually Madeira the island is pretty amazing too. A volcanic island sitting between ...
ON September 28, 2012
Cask secrets: why Sherry butts are rarer than ever
Cask secrets: why Sherry butts are rarer than ever
As we launch a rare first-fill Sherry cask Macallan, we trace how Sherry casks came to be used for ageing Scotch whisky, and why they’re increasingly rare and sought-after There’s something unlikely about the pairing of Scotland and Andalusia – the fine single malts of Scotland’s craggy landscape being matured in barrels shipped from the warmth of Jerez, where ...
BY Sophie Thorpe,
ON September 24, 2020
The Japanese Whisky Shortage Grows: Taketsuru Range Discontinued
The Japanese Whisky Shortage Grows: Taketsuru Range Discontinued
Japanese whisky shortages have made the headlines once again and these days, it no longer comes as a shock to see another iconic Japanese whisky discontinued. Over the past twenty years a fanatic, ever-growing fan base has risen around Japanese whisky. While the category deserves nothing less, this increased popularity continues to deplete the remaining stock from Japan's largest and most popular producers. ...
BY George Koutsakis,
ON January 16, 2020
Leroy: 2017 Release, Visit & Tasting
Leroy: 2017 Release, Visit & Tasting
Last week FINE+RARE embarked on its annual visit to Auxey-Duresses to try this year’s releases from Domaine Leroy and the Maison Leroy Collection… Leroy's wines are always astounding and these new releases are no exception. They will be fiercely fought over in the marketplace during the coming weeks… Leroy: 2017 Release The extraordinary demand for the latest releases from Maison Leroy ...
ON February 23, 2017
FINE+RARE 2019 Quintessential Bordeaux Collection Case
FINE+RARE 2019 Quintessential Bordeaux Collection Case
Our 2019 Quintessential Bordeaux Collection Case features the creme de la creme of the vintage; wines that have captured both the energy and freshness, as well as the fruit purity, synonymous with 2019 Bordeaux. This case includes a handful of wines that sold out immediately on release, including Chateau Pontet-Canet (Pauillac), Chateau Leoville Poyferre (Saint-Julien) and Chateau Moulin Saint-Georges (Saint-Emilion), the fantastic single vineyard site from Chateau Ausone. We have compiled ...
BY FINE+RARE,
ON July 1, 2020
2010 Burgundy Vintage Report
2010 Burgundy Vintage Report
Simon Davies, Head of Marketing at FINE+RARE, shares his thoughts on the 2010 Burgundy vintage following his trip to the region last week. The Vintage A week of tasting close to 300 wines across 19 different domains from Gevrey in the north of the Côte de Nuits to Givry in the Côte Chalonnaise has given me a very clear picture ...
BY FINE+RARE,
ON November 8, 2011

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