2014 Bordeaux: Today's releases
Today has seen a number of releases that look to be good buys, notably one of our picks of the vintage, Smith-Haut-Lafitte. Both red and white "Smith" have developed quite a following over the years as the Cathiards, owners since 1990, have invested a great deal of time, effort and money into this beautiful property. Smith-Haut-Lafitte Blanc is quite excellent ...
Barolo 2010: Brilliant Wines from the Most Exciting Wine Region in the World Today
Barolo is similar to Burgundy in more ways than one, and it’s no coincidence that if you ask a Burgundian what his or her favourite region outside Burgundy is then many will say Barolo. The first obvious parallel is the use of a single grape variety: Pinot for Burgundy, Nebbiolo for Barolo, and this parallel is amplified somewhat by the ...
Fine Wine Epiphany
FINE+RARE asked eminent experts within the wine trade if they remember the wine moment that changed everything. From accidental finds to unexpected recommendations, these are their fine wine epiphanies... Do you remember the fine wine that changed everything for you? That eureka moment that catapulted wine to a whole new level? At FINE+RARE we call that a Fine Wine Epiphany. ...
Champagne Philipponnat - Clos des Goisses
Last week Charles Philipponnat, owner of the iconic Clos des Goisses vineyard, stopped by the F+R offices to showcase the latest vintage from his top Champagne site. As direct importers of Clos des Goisses from Philipponnat, we wanted to gain a real understanding of what makes this vineyard so special. From its location and aspect, to the particular élevage techniques ...
DOMAINE ANNE GROS
Click here to view the current selection of Domaine Anne Gros at FINE+RARE. The 'Fille de François Gros' 30 years on... Now one of the most respected vignerons in the Côte de Nuits, the 2017 vintage marked Anne Gros' thirtieth year at the helm of the family estate. When Gros succeeded her father in 1988 the domaine covered three hectares. Since then it ...
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