St Julien vs. Pauillac - Tasting in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour
Head of F+R Asia Ross Eva shares his notes from an evening spent sampling some of the very best Bordeaux, against the bright lights of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour... Working in the wine trade is not without perks. One of the best is that when a client asks you to help out with an event they’re hosting it usually means ...
Emeline Borie Introduces a Progressive New Approach in Pauillac
Emeline Borie has big shoes to fill as she takes on her newest role as the President of Pauillac. Emeline was elected in October of last year, taking over from the larger-than-life Jean Michel Cazes, the owner of Chateau Lynch Bages. Emeline however is no stranger to Pauillac, having been born and raised at Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, one of ...
A couple of days in Bordeaux
Bud Cuchet and I spent a couple of days in Bordeaux last week – the first time that either of us have visited Bordeaux during the harvest despite nearly forty years in the trade between us. The aim was twofold: to see the 2012 crop coming in and to retaste a few 2011s and 2010s. Despite our hosts being rather ...
2014 BORDEAUX: THE STORY SO FAR
The en-primeur machine is now very much in gear. After Friday’s release of Duhart-Milon, Monday saw another big name: Beychevelle. Both of these wines are offered at less than any other available vintage and Duhart-Milon’s reduction in price on their 2013 is a very welcome gesture. The big news, and what we have been waiting for, is a wine with ...
Bordeaux Wine Tour Report March 2012 (Day 2)
In early March 2012, FINE+RARE's Sales Director Jamie Graham, Events Manager Amanda Baxter and a small group of our customers embarked on our annual tour of Bordeaux. Amanda Baxter updates us on their trip. Day 2 It was an early start for our intrepid tasters, 7am to be precise, to enjoy breakfast before the trek to the Left Bank with ...
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