The Lighthouse: In Search of Cuban Tobacco
Destination: Cuba; "the key to the Caribbean", nearly 110,000 km2 with a population of 11+ million. Target: The Cuban cigar. There are few places in the world that can match Cuba when it comes to growing cigar tobacco. The co-founders of Bloomsbury Atelier travelled to the largest island in the Caribbean to find out what makes it so well suited to this ...
Barolo 2015: The Growing Season
We are very grateful to Ferruccio Grimaldi for his in-depth 2015 Growing Season Report below, identifying the key events and elements that affected the 2015 vintage... The 2014 climatic trend has brought an important water reserve that has favoured the cycle of the vines throughout the 2015’s vegetative year, especially during the warmest weeks of the year. The total rainfall ...
A Seasonal Selection: Festive Gift Ideas
With the festive season fast approaching, F+R is delighted to offer a selection of gifts befitting of collectors and connoisseurs of all things fine, rare and luxurious. From Whisky advent calendars and personalised Cognac bottles, to rare aged Burgundies released ex-domaine in perfect condition. There’s truly something for everyone this Christmas… ** The (Very) Old and Rare Whisky Advent Calendar With ...
Rosé Season: F+R's Top Pink Picks
Every year we taste a huge range of this season's rosé releases, whittling down to the wines we believe are the ideal offering for this summer’s drinking. As the rose market becomes ever more populated with more varying styles we have outlined below two top picks that offer two very contrasting styles of rosé. Castello di Ama’s “Purple” Rose manages ...
2018 Truffle Season - In conversation with Renzo Cardelli
In the last few vintages in Piedmont it has been incredibly hot during the autumn months which has not been good news for the truffle season. In 2015, '16 and '17 white truffles were incredibly rare in the region and the prices went through the roof. Thankfully 2018 has seen a return to more normal weather producing high quality of truffles, as well as ...
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