Tag: Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The first fifteen

As we see the first handful of 2015s from the Rhône released, and promptly snapped up by customers, our Buyer for the region Simon Field MW reports on the auspicious vintage Being a Northampton boy is conspicuously less evocative than being a Shropshire lad, but at least we have a first-rate rugby union team, known […]

Dreaming of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

In the midst of Rhône 2013: En Primeur, Damian Carrington – Agency Director – allows his mind to escape the English weather and drift to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. On a cold, midweek morning, I think we can be excused a day dream or two on the way to work (or perhaps even – when no one is looking – at […]

Rhône wasn’t built in a day

Simon Field MW fondly recalls his early experiences as our Rhône Buyer, and the growth of the offer – both in volume and status – in recent years The launch of our annual Rhône offer is, as usual, a source of great satisfaction and an opportunity to reflect on the process of its gestation and, maybe […]

A potted history of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

As anticipation builds for the launch of Rhône 2012 ‘en primeur’ this Monday, we take a look at the history of the Southern Rhône’s most iconic appellation, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and how it helped shape the wine world. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the Rhône Valley’s largest appellation, 8.5 miles in length, and five miles wide, covering 8,100 acres of […]