Author: James Low

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An introduction to opening wine

May 27th 2019


The latest edition in our “An Introduction” series might not seem as interesting as decanting and glasses at first glance, but you would be surprised just how often we get asked about corkscrews. So many kitchens only boast a blunt, thick, winged corkscrew, or an ineffective, over-designed novelty corkscrew. In this, as in so many areas of life, simplicity really is the answer…

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Auction Update | Record breaking Romanée Conti 1945 & Macallan 1926

November 20th 2018


The greatest and rarest wines in the world have always been expensive and commanded eye watering sums at auction, or with wine merchants globally. Since 2010 the record for a bottle of wine was held by an 1869 Chateau Lafite, which sold in Hong Kong for $233,000. However, new boundaries were created recently when a single bottle of 1945 La Romanée Conti sold at a Sotheby’s New York auction for $558,000.

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Tasting Burgundy 2017 | Week Two | Comte Armand, Tollot-Beaut & Bonneau du Martray

November 15th 2018

Nathalie Tollot of Domaine Tollot-Beaut

Last night we had a delicious dinner at Le Bistro des Cocottes, I am feeling rotund, but managed to get out early this morning for a little jog around the périphérique, yes, miracles do happen! It is 8:54 and I have just arrived at Comte Armand where our tasting is hosted by Paul Zinetti in his very stylish tasting/entertaining room.

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