News » July 2015


Bordeaux Trip – Day 1, The Right Bank

I have just returned from an amazing few days in Bordeaux. It was a first for my guests, and you could tell by the excitement on their faces at Southend Airport that expectations were running high. With the sun shining...

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Roche de Bellene lunch with Nicolas Potel

Last week I hosted a lunch here at Goedhuis in the boardroom upstairs. The lunch was to showcase the wines of Roche de Bellene and we had the pleasure of Nicolas Potel to take us through the flight. It became...

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Calmer Waters: Fine Wine Market Report July 2015

At the midpoint of the year the fine wine market finds itself in reasonable health. The 2013 Burgundy and 2014 Bordeaux en primeur campaigns have passed with varying degrees of success and contention; Robert Parker’s much anticipated ten year review...

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“Mr Parker, I think you are wrong”

Let me start by saying I am one of Robert Parker’s biggest fans. My own view is that he has been the single most influential person in the wine trade over the last 30 years. Whilst I don’t necessarily always...

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