Preview of 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
The newest release of the Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is nearly upon us and it looks like being a monumental wine. Already rated a 97+ points by Galloni, it's hotly anticipated so look out for our offer early next week. In the meantime, here’s a brief history of this glorious label as well as a link to our extensive listings ...
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 ...
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 ...
A Pomerol Evening with Neal Martin
On Wednesday night we were privileged to have the company of Neal Martin at a small dinner in the private room of the brilliant Chez Bruce. The theme was, of course, Pomerol and Neal’s recently published book on the region. Wine and food first. The aim of the wine selection was to be eclectic rather than simply aiming for the ...
Burgundy 2015 En Primeur: Early Opinions
Find out what the critics are saying about Burgundy 2015 En Primeur and what the knock-on effects of 2016's poor weather are likely to be... Burgundy 2015 Vintage Early opinions suggest that 2015 Burgundy will be something very special with some critics comparing it to the 2005 vintage that Wine Advocate classed as "extraordinary" for reds... “Low yields and warm ...
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