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Tasting Burgundy 2018 | Fourrier, Cathiard, Mortet, Rousseau & Ponsot

On Tuesday night we had dinner at Bistro des Cocottes with the wine trade legend Roy Richards, who brought a couple of extremely generous bottles to share with us. Before getting into them we drank a couple of lovely whites...

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Tasting Bordeaux 2018 | Day 2

Yesterday, I joined the team and had the pleasure to taste some samples of Bordeaux 2018 for the very first time and get my first impression of the vintage. There has been much hype surrounding this vintage so it was...

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An introduction to decanting

Many friends ask me whether they should decant a wine before they drink it and in almost every instance, I say yes. There is no particular mystery to decanting. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as to “Gradually pour (wine,...

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2017| Day 3 | St Émilion & Pomerol

After a mixed second day where the communes of St Julien, Margaux and Pauillac delivered strong glimpses of real quality, today we head over to the right bank to focus on the twin appellations of St Émilion and Pomerol. First...

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Burgundy Tasting Trip: Day 6

We kicked off proceedings with an excellent dinner on Sunday night, starting with a sublime bottle of 2005 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre by François Raveneau – the wine, while being on the fuller, richer side for Chablis, was magnificent! Its...

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