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Bring a Special Bottle Night (BASBN) 2020

On Friday, March 13th, a group of 16 gathered at Crown Wine Cellars in Hong Kong for what was the 13th iteration of this particular fine wine dinner. Bring a Special Bottle Night 2020 experienced a radical shift this year....

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Noel Blanc 2019: An Ode to La Loire

This years’ Noel Blanc, an annual extravaganza of the great white wines of France, was the result of the purchase of a single magnum of 2002 Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Bourgeoise at the Domaine in Chavignol in 2005. On December...

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Tasting Bordeaux 2018 | Day 1

First day of Bordeaux En Primeur 2018 and the collective impression was one of intrigue for this vintage.  We had heard early hype from the global media and various posts on social media so our interest was certainly piqued for...

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

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...

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Ch Pontet Canet 2016 | £685 per 6 IB | “absolutely brilliant” 96-99, AG

2016 is Alfred Tesseron’s 40th vintage with Pontet Canet, and since the early 1990s he has been making constant improvements. 10 years ago he began converting the vineyards to organic and biodynamic farming with horses.

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