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Tasting in Carmignano and Chianti Country

We then had a very long drive south to Carmignano to see the charming and very tall Beppe Rigoli at Fattoria Ambra to taste his Carmignano Riservas, a DOC which was the first to include Cabernet with the Sangiovese. The...

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Bordeaux 2005’s starting to arrive on UK soil

James Suckling at Wine Spectator has followed the 2005’s with great enthusiasm whilst also being aware of the rapidly increasing prices.  

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Bravo Barolo! – Italian trip to taste the 2004's

News of the stature of the 2004 Barolo vintage is already circulating. The Wine Advocate is incredibly positive, so with eager anticipation I left the cold blustery horror of Luton last Monday bound for Turin to meet Robin our wine...

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A Superb 9th Wine Dinner with a Fleet of Bordeaux 1995's

On 6 March, we held the 9th Wine Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in aide of two children’s charities Care and Rainbow Trust. The evening was a huge success and a complete sell-out.

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Sicily – Paradise Found

Before our last Italian trip, I was fortunate enough to be invited to explore the wine growing region around the Mount Etna side of Sicily. Despite being a huge fan of director Giuseppe Tornatore (of Cinema Paradiso fame) and having...

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