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Launched today: Pol Roger Cuvée Winston Churchill 2004

September 2nd 2015

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Pol Roger released the 2004 vintage of their prestige Cuvée Winston Churchill for £600 per 6 IB. This is only the 15th cuvée of Sir Winston Churchill since its first vintage release with the stunning 1975. The exact blend has always been a closely guarded secret, far more important is that it should possess the exact characteristics which Sir Winston Churchill sought in his Champagne from the great house of Pol Roger: “robustness, full bodied and a certain amount of maturity”. The delicious 2004 vintage released this morning possesses all those fantastic credentials and is absolutely worthy of bearing the…

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New arrival | The brilliant 2013 Goedhuis & Co Bourgogne Chardonnay

August 26th 2015

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Following on from the success of the 2012 vintage, we are delighted to announce the arrival of the very classy 2013. Meursault’s master of White Burgundy, Jean-Philippe Fichet, has yet again created a wine that highlights the very best characteristics of white from the Côte de Beaune. The 2013 is a little more refined than the 2012, with delicious purity of fruit, yet no loss of the natural weight and texture that we all seek from the finest Chassagnes and Meursaults. In our view this is a wine which is already delightfully approachable but will comfortably develop over the next…

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Oporto & a visit to Churchill’s

August 17th 2015

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A summer holiday in an obscure and remote corner of the Portuguese hinterland provided an excellent excuse for a day or two in Oporto en route. As we had children in tow there was only so much wine stuff we could really engage in, but Churchill’s (who work with my husband’s company in the UK) were utterly charming and welcoming to the the next generation of Wright-Muscat mini wine merchants.

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Black Quail Aerial Shots of Central Otago

August 4th 2015

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Over the past few months I’ve been gathering photographs for our new website. Peter Lorimer from Black Quail Estate in Central Otago sent over the most staggering aerial shots taken of their vineyards nestled under Mount Difficulty along the Kawarau River in Bannockburn, which I just felt had to be shared.

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A trip into the cellars of Maison Louis Jadot

July 29th 2015

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During a recent trip to the Côte d’Or I was lucky enough to be guided around the cellars of Maison Louis Jadot. Based in a residential area on the outskirts of Beaune you would be forgiven for driving straight past what appears to be a rather industrial-looking building set back from the Route de Savigny. However, when you arrive at the stylish arched entrance you start to get a feel for why the Jadot brand has such a strong identity around the world. On arrival in to the modest yet elegant entrance hall we received a warm welcome from Export…

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