Category: Miscellaneous

Burgundy 2009: the harvest comes in

It has been a remarkably fine and easy to manage harvest in Burgundy. The sun is still shining and the grapes are in. It wasn’t a doddle all summer long, mind you, as tricky weather conditions in the first half of July required careful management in the vineyard. But August was a perfect summer month, […]

Bordeaux 2009…

Simon Staples asks Alexander Van Beek, President of Giscours and du Tertre for his early impressions of the 2009 vintage in Bordeaux:

Mauro Mascarello, Monprivato and Ca d’Morissio; Barolo legends

Week 14 of wine adventures in Piedmont If Serralunga d’Alba’s Baroli have a Vosne-Romanée character and quality about them, then those of Castiglione Falletto across the valley resemble Chambolle-Musigny, and Monforte d’Alba, Gevrey Chambertin (or, if you’re more at home in the Gironde then substitute Vosne with Pauillac; Chambolle with Margaux and Gevrey with St.Julian!) […]

Berrys wins wine Oscars

International Wine Challenge – Wine Merchant of the Year; Direct Merchant of the Year and Rhône Specialist of the Year Decanter Online Wine Merchant of the Year The excitement has almost lowered to a low buzz following our success in last week’s wine awards.