Author: Toby Herbertson

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The Goedhuis Bordeaux Cru Classé Tasting Offer

April 27th 2017


The Goedhuis biennial Bordeaux tasting is rarely a sedate affair and last night’s event was no exception. Seven hundred guests, nigh on fifty chateaux, numerous owners and winemakers, not to mention an assembly of Goedhuis and Private Reserves staff, and some wonderful suppliers providing welcome sustenance all spread over nine rooms at the Saatchi gallery, the wine and conversation flowed freely and happily. It was a fantastic opportunity to taste a broad selection of wines and whilst you may have noted an interest in a number of wines already, for those still undecided and perhaps those looking for further inspiration,…

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Bordeaux 2016 En Primeur: Margaux, St Emilion and Pomerol

April 21st 2017


Day two of the trip saw the Goedhuis team broaching the different appellations of Margaux, St Emilion and Pomerol. After the highlights of the previous day culminating in a very enjoyable dinner at Chateau Brane Cantenac, conversation at breakfast was a mix of anticipation and expectation: Would the wines of these appellations touch the heights so evident in Pauillac, St Estephe and St Julien?

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Dom Ruinart for Breakfast

March 6th 2017


One always looks forward to the latest release from a venerable Champagne house and in Dom Ruinart, one finds a house that has been perfecting its art for nearly three hundred years. Since 1729 when Nicolas Ruinart’s ledger recorded the first sale of ‘vin de bulles’ to the most recent vintages, the house has pursued an unwavering dedication to producing the very best champagne.

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