Date: September 2016

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Bruno Borie’s First Dozen Vintages

September 20th 2016


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


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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Tuscany in all its glory

September 14th 2016


When asked the question: if you could own a vineyard anywhere in the world, where would it be? There is no competition; Tuscany always comes out as the hands down winner! I love Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Douro is spectacularly beautiful, the Napa one of the dreamiest locations in the world and the opportunity to make wine and surf in the Margaret River is as tempting as any… But for me Tuscany has it all: spectacularly beautiful, an outstanding viticultural terroir, extraordinarily cultural and cosmopolitan, where a family could be as happy as anywhere in the world, and oh yes…

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Hommage à Jacques Perrin 2014 ‘The wine of the vintage’

September 14th 2016


With the Wine Advocate crowing this new release from Beaucastel as ‘Probably the wine of the vintage’ we had to draw your attention to the crown jewel in the Perrin portfolio, the amazing Hommage à Jacques Perrin 2014, which is of first growth equivalent in its appellation. Beaucastel’s Hommage à Jacques Perrin is a different animal from the estate wine in taste, feel, blend and price. The special cuvée is produced by using a much larger percentage of old vine Mourvèdre, which can be up to 60% of the blend depending on the vintage, as well as some old vine…

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