Tag: Simon Staples

Christmas: bigger and better

With Christmas Day looming large our Sales Director Simon “Santa Emilion” Staples explains what 25th December holds for his household – with a truly drool-worthy vinous line-up (all en magnum, of course) I get hundreds of emails and calls at this time of year from customers asking me to help them look in their cellars […]

Robert Parker announces his “Magical top 20 Bordeaux from 2009” to 1000 wine lovers in Hong Kong

The BBR HK Team was fortunate enough to attend the Robert Parker tasting at Wine Futures last Tuesday (amazingly most of our rivals did not bother!). As well as being able to taste alongside the great man, this reaffirmed just how spectacular the 2009 vintage is. All of his “Magic 20” showed superbly in one […]

High-flying in Shanghai with Vertu

I generally prefer my Friday nights tucked at home with Sarah, my wife, with a decent bottle, my legendary chorizo chilli pasta (sadly I am the only person that calls it so) and a couple of episodes of the West Wing or Boardwalk Empire. Well my security blanky was firmly torn asunder last night as […]

From ‘legendary’ to ‘double triumph’ – a decade of Ch. Haut-Bailly

A small gathering of some of the UK’s most renowned wine writers assembled in our Pickering Cellar to taste a vertical of 11 vintages of Ch. Haut-Bailly recently (4th October), where the general manager of the chateaux in Pessac-Léognan, Veronique Sanders, gently guided us through 11 vintages from 2000 to 2010. You could hear a […]