Month: October, 2013

Burgundy in Asia

Buyer Jasper Morris MW has been taking his insights into Burgundy to Asia. Ferorsa Choi reports on his recent visit to the Hong Kong office There are few better ways to start the week than a tasting of six wines with Jasper. It was wonderful to hear his insights about Burgundy and some general trends […]

Italian Vintage 2013 reports from Piedmont, Tuscany & Sicilia

As I write, the larger Langhe estates are still feverishly gathering up the last of the Nebbiolo harvest, the still-warm sun lighting up the stunning autumn colours. Harking back to the years before global warming started to make its presence felt, ie pre 1995, the 2013 Langhe Nebbiolo harvest has been reassuringly late. It all […]

Growers’ Champagne – A Growth Industry

Simon Field, our buyer for Champagne, sheds a little light on what makes Growers’ Champagne such a beguiling prospect. The term Grande Marque does not lack for Gallic flair, and – as with many things of Gallic persuasion – it does not actually mean a great deal. In relation to Champagne, the ‘Marque’ (ie ‘brand’) […]

On the trail of the Roero Barbera as it’s vinified by the ‘London Cru’ urban winery in SW6

By a happy coincidence, I found myself in the capital on the day that London Cru’s Barbera arrived at their West Brompton winery in Seagrave Road. It was great to catch up with winemaker Gavin Monery (@Ldncru), and to check up on the Barbera. The fruit, last seen hanging on the vines near Priocca in […]