Date: May 2008

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Domaine Begude Is a Huge Success

May 14th 2008

Jancis Robinson in the Financial Times, 10th May highlights the success of British winemakers. The beautiful French chateaux’s and lifestyle of a vigneron has proved to be an appealing vocation and career for the British. Hundreds of thousands have subsequently turned their attention to winemaking. Domaine Begude

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1996 White Burgundy Revisited

May 12th 2008

Last week, Johnny and I were invited to a 1996 white Burgundy tasting hosted by Graham Nutter, the owner of Château St. Jacques d’Albas in the Minervois, who is a huge Burgundy collector. When first released, the 1996 vintage was highly appreciated. It offered excellent acidity (20% higher than 1995) and fruit focus which was qualified by Wine Spectator as “excellent” and displayed “clean, clear, pure and vibrant fruit”.

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Wills Domain, Margaret River’s Rising Star

May 9th 2008


Margaret River is a premium winemaking region in the pristine environment of Western Australia. It is blessed with excellent growing conditions and is home to some of the world’s finest wine producers. In a region filled with promise Wills Domain is emerging as its next superstar and is considered one of the finest boutique wine producers in Australia. The wines are now exclusively available through Goedhuis & Co in the UK. Wills Domain’s Tasting Room with View