News » November 2018


Christmas & New Year 2018 Last Order Dates

Please note that all company offices will be closed from 2.00pm on Friday 21st December until 9.00am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Octavian Fine Wine Storage are open between Christmas and New Year for deliveries scheduled prior to Christmas.

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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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Burgundy Fine Wine Market Report | November 2018

For some time now, the Burgundy fine wine market has enjoyed its fair share of the lime light. Whether it be an auction house reporting another record breaking sale or demand frustrated by the vagaries of the latest vintage, Burgundy...

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In the Vines with… Jean-Philippe Fichet

For the launch of our interview feature “In the Vines with..” we are thrilled to start with one of the greatest Burgundian growers, Jean-Philippe Fichet. 10 thought-provoking questions & answers from Mersault.

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2017 Burgundy | A glorious expression of poise and precision

After three weeks’ tasting the 2017 vintage in Burgundy I have come back excited and energised. This time last year many of our growers were strangely subdued. While they were thrilled to have some volume after six consecutively small harvests,...

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