Category: New World

Updates from Penfolds

Continuing on from the string of producers who have made it to Basingstoke to tell us about their wines, last week it was time for our annual visit from the iconic Penfolds in Australia, who came in to talk us through a delicious collection of wines, from the Reserve Bin Chardonnay to the St Henri, which […]

David Ramey talks about ‘The Parker Effect’

On Friday we enjoyed a visit from talented Californian winemaker David Ramey, who came to show us his sublime, Burgundian-style Chardonnays and his deep, tantislising reds, made predominantly with Cabernet and a blend of other Bordeaux varietals.  Having worked at Pétrus before heading up Ramey Wine Cellars, we asked David how ‘The Parker Effect’ varies […]

“Game on!” – The perfect accompaniment to Autumn

I was invited to the brilliant gastro-pub, The Wellington Arms,  in deepest darkest Basingstoke a couple of nights ago by a bon viveur of a client. Sadly, as I’m not the most well organised person, I’d left it too late in the day to plunder my own cellar (housed here rather than home, as the temptation […]

Tea time for New Zealand?

Nigel Greening of Felton Road Estate in New Zealand talks about biodynamics in the New World Two of the aspects of Biodynamics which I personally find least convincing are the preparations (500-508), and the calendar. Unfortunately these are probably the two areas that also get the vast majority of the publicity associated with Biodynamic farming, […]