Author: Johnny Goedhuis

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Bruno Borie’s First Dozen Vintages

September 20th 2016

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Ch Ducru Beaucaillou has always had a special place in my affections. When I was sent to Bordeaux as a callow youth, it was Ronald Barton and Jean-Eugene Borie who were not only incredibly kind to me, but can also be blamed for me joining the wine trade. I was delighted to be invited to the fantastic tasting that Bruno organised for the UK’s leading wine merchants and top Bordeaux Negociants. The tasting of 12 vintages (2003-2014) since he took over from his brother Francois Xavier was not to be missed. The great vintages were simply wonderful with 2010 just…

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A Hat-trick! Goedhuis wins Decanter Burgundy Award for third year

September 16th 2016

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I wanted to share the exciting news that we have won Decanter Magazine’s Burgundy Specialist Retailer of the Year award for the third year in a row! We strive to spread the word about this fantastic region by having a list with depth and range across all the major appellations of the region. We also put on top-end Burgundy tastings and dinners, and try to ensure our en primeur campaigns are engaging and informative. BUT, we never thought we could win a hat-trick in this toughest of categories at the country’s most respected wine retailer awards.

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