Hidden Chilean Treasures: Discovering Aconcagua Valley
The FINE+RARE team jet out to join Errazuriz’s Eduardo Chadwick to experience the best of what Chilean wine can offer... A smattering of huge scores from James Suckling this year has catapulted Chilean wine back into the limelight. So when two of FINE+RARE’s Account Managers, Simon Brass and John Cummock, were invited out to Chile, they jumped at the opportunity. ...
Meet the Winemaker: Q&A with René Rostaing
Jessica Bryans interviews esteemed Côte Rôtie winemaker René Rostaing on his career and his thoughts on the Rhone Valley... Meet the Winemaker Q & A with **René Rostaing** ** **“Wine is made from grapes, not from trees!” That was how esteemed Côte Rôtie winemaker René Rostaing responded when I asked about the oak treatment in his wines during a recent visit to the ...
Solaia Vertical with Antonio Galloni, Piero Antinori and Renzo Cotarell
The evening started with Piero Antinori explaining how Solaia first came about, how it was effectively the result of a very lucky accident, much in the same way as Champagne. In 1978, the vines used to make Antinori’s Tignanello produced an unusually high yield of Cabernet Sauvignon. Rather than waste this, or blend it into the other wines, they decided ...
The Rise of Chile's Fine Wine Icons
The first couple of weeks of September see the new vintage releases of Chile’s most famous and highly revered wines: Sena, Chadwick, Almaviva and Clos Apalta. These are wines that consistently receive huge scores from critics and have been on an upward trajectory in quality over the last 10 years. This year, the upcoming release of Clos Apalta was awarded 100 ...
Eduardo Chadwick Visits F+R London
We were fortunate enough to welcome the man, the legend, Eduardo Chadwick into our London offices this week. What made the event even more special was that he opened the 2014 Chadwick Cabernet Sauvignon with us; the first wine from Chile ever to score 100 points. When presenting his range of wines to the team he made a point of ...
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