Tasting Bordeaux 2015 in bottle

After three days of intensive blind tasting – sampling 264 wines – Philip Moulin reports on how Bordeaux’s 2015s showed at this year’s Southwold Tasting

The Southwold Tasting: evaluating a vintage

Every year the wine trade’s leading Bordeaux experts meet to assess the most recent vintage to reach our shores in bottle: this year it was the turn of Bordeaux 2015. Philip Moulin explains how the Southwold Tasting works and why it matters

White Claret: Bordeaux’s best kept secret

Bordeaux’s reds – great and glorious though they may be – steal all the headlines when it comes to the region’s wine. But, a classic blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, its whites offer value and versatility; here Philip Moulin tells us why they deserve a place in your wine rack In the 1950s, hard […]

Faking it part II: tell-tale signs

Following on from last month’s post on wine forgery, Fine Wine Quality and Authentication Manager Philip Moulin gives us his top tips on how to spot the tell-tale signs of “fake wine” Authentic age Does it look and feel as old as it says it is? Is there a consistent amount of “wear and tear” […]