2017 Vintage Port Release and Vertical Tasting with Dirk Niepoort
“The 2017 vintage is the best wine I ever did”…. A bold claim from the larger-than-life Dirk Niepoort - made none the less impactful by the laughing concession that he had said the same of his 2015, 2011 and 2005 vintages. 2005 and 2011 vintages were universally declared, whilst the 2015 was a more limited vintage for declarations from the ...
Tenerife + its Terroir - in conversation with Jonatan Garçia Lima of Suertes del Marqués
For many of us, Tenerife has more to do with holidays in the sun than fine wine, but there has in fact been a long history of winemaking on the mountain slopes of the northern part of the island, which is much cooler than the tourist hub in the south. The grapes are grown on some of the world's most ...
FINE+RARE Roundup: W/C 15 February 2016
Welcome to our weekly roundup for week commencing 15 February 2016. Find out what has traded strongly and what to look out for in the coming weeks... What's Been Selling Sales this week have been dominated by 2002 Krug. As a result of huge demand, the market price has risen by over 30% in the three weeks since its release. This, ...
Introducing 1998 Dom Perignon Plenitude
Not everyone understands Dom Perignon. I drank my first bottle of DP in a jacuzzi overlooking the Caribbean sometime in the late nineties, and this about sums it up for many: bling consumption. But look closer at this wine and it’s so much more than about spraying it around nightclubs or off the back of boats. Get to know DP ...
What Happens When Wine Royalty Comes to Visit.....
Tuscany: one of the most important vinous regions in the world. Brunello: one of the most important wines in Italy. Biondi Santi: one of the most important, historic wine names in not just Italy, but the world. It’s fair to say we were all pretty excited when we heard that Tancredi Biondi Santi was coming to the FINE+RARE offices to ...
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