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Tasting at Tenuta Le Calcinaie

May 24th 2018

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The prospect of a wine tasting at Tenuta Le Calcinaie on a Monday, the day after our wedding, seemed a little foolhardy as we drove past San Gimignano, especially given the tasting was deep in the Tuscan countryside down a winding track that I’d never driven down before at 3pm in the afternoon. Thankfully any worries I had with regards to our enthusiasm or this being a poor idea were immediately dispersed by Simone Santini’s warm welcome, vivacious spirit, and frankly delicious wines.

Bordeaux 2017 | A vintage overview

April 17th 2018

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Every year in early April the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGC) organises a series of tastings in all the major appellations of the Bordeaux region. The British wine trade descends on the city in droves to sniff, sip, and pass judgement on the freshly drawn barrel samples of the six-month-old vintage that will hit the market in the ensuing en primeur campaign in May and June.

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2017 | Day 4 | Pessac-Leognan & a little St Julien

April 13th 2018

Goedhuis team with Veronique Sanders and Gabriel Vialard of Ch.

Day four of our Bordeaux En Primeur 2017 trip sees us staying close to the city in the neighbouring appellation of Pessac-Léognan, starting with Château Haut Bailly. We are greeted at the estate by technical director, Gabriel Vialard, who walked the team through the vineyards and cellars en route to their tasting room which overlooks the vines.

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