Month: April, 2014

Bordeaux 2013: confounding the critics

It’s fair to say that 2013 was a year to test the mettle of the Bordelaise winemakers but, says our Chairman Simon Berry, that makes the stars of the vintage shine all the brighter. In some ways, a difficult vintage is more interesting to taste than an easy vintage. Especially this year, when every region […]

Bordeaux 2013: a question of tasting

When a challenging vintage such as 2013 presents itself, the only way to evaluate the wines is to get stuck into the tastings and to seek out the gems, says Jonathan White. One of the main reasons why wine lovers are attracted to the wines of Bordeaux is the variations one finds from vintage to […]

History repeating itself? Bordeaux 40 years on

Our Chairman, Simon Berry, first cut his teeth in Bordeaux 40 years ago. Here he reflects on how the Bordelais could learn some lessons from 1974… Its 40 years exactly, give or take a few months, since I first visited Bordeaux. Then, aged 15, I was on “an exchange” with a boy named Gerard whose […]