Category: Bordeaux

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Pomerol (and a little bit of St Emilion) on a bike

August 22nd 2017


The French are notoriously strict about closing down for a proper holiday in August, so a  family holiday in Lalande de Pomerol did not include any formal visits of the great chateaux just across the Brabanne stream – also arguably not the ideal environment for a nine-year old, however well behaved… However the view from the terrace across to Gazin, Evangile, La Conseillante and Petrus was too tempting, so I jumped on a bike for a ride through the vines. I was moving a lot slower than the many lycra-clad serious cyclists who whizzed past me, but I might just have…

Ch de Pez St Estèphe 2016 | £140 per 6 IB

June 29th 2017


The House of Louis Roederer took Ch de Pez under its wing in the mid-1990s. Since then this Cru Bourgeois St Estèphe estate has been nurtured into one of the jewels of the unclassified châteaux in the appellation. Whilst many top crus classés began to release at up to 30% above their 2015 prices towards the end of the campaign, Ch de Pez was one of the most reasonable estates in the Médoc, only increasing by 5%, and represents the brilliance of St Estèphe 2016s at just £140 per 6 bottles.

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‘Cadillacs and chandeliers in a car park like no other’

June 22nd 2017


Tiffany and I are the most unlikely couple to hit the sports pages of The Daily Telegraph. But here we are in their article, ‘Cadillacs and chandeliers in a car park like no other’ enjoying a glorious day at Royal Ascot. In fact, what the camera missed was the extraordinary selection of wines on our picnic table that were totally befitting for the headline.

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