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 Do Fine Wine Producers Really Drink?
They make some of the world's great fine wine, but what do they choose to drink themselves? What do they pour for their friends? Jessica Bryans asks five top producers to share what's in their glass... *Clockwise from Top Left: Pierre and Sophie Larmandier, Francine Picard, Carlo Ferrini, Giovanni Mazzei, Cesare Bussolo and Denis Varnier* When visiting a great producer I ...
Bordeaux Safari March 2018 Travelogue
Bordeaux Safari - Day 1 A small group of eager wine lovers are picked up from the airport and driven direct to the magnificent Chateau Le Pape in Pessac (a recently renovated Chateau owned by Chateau Haut Bailly) surrounded by vineyards. The interior has the classic grandeur of Bordeaux heritage chic mixed with all the modern comforts and a permanent ...
Rhone 2015: Ferraton Pere & Fils
This week we were treated to a tasting of the En Primeur Ferraton Père & Fils 2015s. Hailing from a "top quality" vintage and made under the watchful eye of Rhône legend Michel Chapoutier, these wines demand serious consideration... Ferraton Pere & Fils Ferraton Père & Fils started in 1946 with just 0.3 hectares owned by Jean Orëns Ferraton and ...
Louis Jadot Le Gavroche Dinner
What happens when a world-class restaurant pairs with one of Burgundy's most prestigious producers? Buying Director and Founding Partner Bud Cuchet reports back from a magical evening spent at Le Gavroche Louis Jadot dinner. ** Buttered Poached Lobster, Coconut Cream and Lemongrass, a highlight of le Gavroche Dinner * *Le Gavroche is a restaurant that needs little introduction. Just two years’ ...
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