Napa Valley 2016 & 2017 Vintage Insights
The 2016 Vintage 2016 was undoubtedly a sensational vintage in Napa. Whilst it was the 5th warm vintage in a row, the season had a very wet start, so it was the first vintage in Napa since 2011 not classified as a drought vintage. For many, this brought more finesse to the tannins, more minerality and more balance to the ...
Napa Valley Heritage: Talking Tradition + Terroir with David Beckstoffer
With over 50 fine wines designated as originating entirely from Beckstoffer Heritage Vineyards – the Beckstoffer family has been at the forefront of fine wine production in Napa since they bought up and nurtured some of Napa’s finest terroir from the early 1970s onwards. Heritage vineyard sites such as To Kalon which Beckstoffer bought from Beaulieu Vineyards in 1993 is ...
There's more to the US than Napa...
There is a growing excitement around American wine at the moment. At FINE+RARE we have seen a significant increase in customer demand driving sales from 2012 to the present day. A fortnight ago our Fine Wine Buyer and MW student, Camilla Bowler and Sales Team Manager, Craig Norton held a workshop at F+R to discuss the region and taste a ...
Per·Us: The new Napa Project from Russell Bevan
Russell Bevan is the man behind Bevan Cellars, one of the highest performing and most critically acclaimed wineries in Napa Valley (receiving no less than 7 perfect 100 point scores for his wines from Robert Parker in the last 8 years). Russell was initially a wine journalist before deciding to jump into the production side and start making his own ...
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. ...
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