Month: March, 2009

It’s all about the fruit…

Monday was an interesting day in Bordeaux. There were ups and there were downs but fortunately for us the sun shone throughout to lighten our spirits. We headed to St Estephe, full of anticipation at the potential quality of the wines which lay ahead following last night’s positive tasting. With hindsight, St Estephe was not […]

Touchdown in Bordeaux

It is a glorious sunny morning in Bordeaux and we are currently wending our way through St Julien, passing by Leoville-Las Cases and Latour as we head to our first appointment of the day at Ch. Montrose. Yesterday’s flight was packed full of the UK wine trade; the annual pilgrimage to Bordeaux had certainly started […]

Noble Nebbiolo

Recently returned from their trip to Piedmont, intrepid reporters, Joss Fowler, Chris Pollington and David Jones, update us on their findings. Read their reports: Joss Fowler’s report To say that my trip to Piedmont was a revelation might be taking things a little far, though to say that my eyes have been opened, and that […]

Berrys in Bordeaux

Every year we go to Bordeaux in early April for the en primeur tastings and every year I am reminded of the hundred years’ war… There is always that sense of anticipation before battle: our palates attempting to discover the truth behind what is always a beautifully executed French PR campaign. According to the Bordelais […]