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Great Bordeaux at its best – With age and fully mature

Following my recent trip to Bordeaux, I published a report on the 2019 vintage. I commented, “Last week I experienced Bordeaux at its absolute best: an exceptional selection of the 2019 vintage primeurs, the excitement and bustle of harvest time,...

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Bordeaux 2019 Revisited – Just in time!

I couldn’t quite believe my luck: a week in Bordeaux in the middle of September, the sun was shining, harvest in full flow, the doors were still open and the opportunity to taste almost every classified growth from the highly...

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A View from the Vineyards: Instalment 2

Spring and budding in the vineyards are always an exciting time for vignerons, but it can be accompanied by an equal amount of stress, namely the fear of frost. Two days after I posted my blog on the 25th March, temperatures...

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The buying must go on!

In the world of wine buying, spring is a period that I love. Whilst respecting everything that governments around the world are doing to overcome Covid-19, it has been wonderful to see the most magnificent displays of daffodils and blossom...

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A view from the vineyards - The impact of social distancing

It is times like this that we truly value the very special relationship we have with our vignerons and winemaking friends. In the same way that it is so important to keep our spirits up at home amongst family, friends...

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