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This is the blog of Caspar Bowes of Bowes Wine Ltd. Caspar's blog features reports on new vintages and wines available to buy from Bowes Wine, buying trips abroad, trade tastings in London and his general musings on the world of wine. 

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"Wine's at a curious crossroads and the future is as foggy as an especially opaque Tyne morning.Pulling in opposite directions are a legacy of Robert Parker and dawning modernism that is attempting to keep pace with climate change.One positive aspect of Parker's influence was the drive for riper fru…
"The curtain has long since been drawn on the 2017 Bordeaux primeurs campaign and merchants the world over are doing their damnedest to expunge all memory of it from their minds, so limp has it been.Bordeaux is the only wine producing region in the world that insists on buyers coming to evaluate the…
In this seemingly endlessly sun-drenched UK summer it is to the crisp and the white that one turns once that radiant star has crept over the yardarm...and one cannot imagine anything quite as suitable as a glass of Chablis for slaking the dust from one's parched tonsils.Like Beaujolais at the opposi…
We know that some people feel a little baffled when perusing The Daily Drinker website, or perhaps spoilt for choice! In a bid to help, we're compiling a number of pre-mixed six-bottle cases, all hand-chosen by Caspar and/or Victoria. They offer a great starting point to discover The Daily Drin…
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17 July 2018
In April this year northern Italy lost one of the titans of local wine production when Leonildo Pieropan died, drawing to a close a lifetime spent transforming the wines of the Veneto and their reputation.There are now quite a number of estates in Soave producing stellar wines from the high-quality …
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