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Tasting the new vintage of Château d'Yquem is always a treat. The opportunity now arises during primeurs week at Château Cheval Blanc and it's a fine way to wash all that rough old Cabernet Franc out of one's teeth.Everyone has a style of Yquem for which they have a fondness. I loved the…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
05 April 2017
Kirwan and the "frog stream"It's been another day of tasting under blue bordelaise skies and warming sunshine. It was a civilised start this morning and even with something of a lie-in and a late departure I arrived half-an-hour early for my appointment at La Mission Haut Brion. Those who follow my …
The Lindley Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls, VictoriaThe Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux are a pretty active bunch and, among their many activities, they like to give those in the trade a thorough look at the newly bottled vintage at about this time every year. This year was the turn of 2014: a mo…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
30 January 2008
South from Seend ridge to the brickworks near WestburyWe batten down the hatches and wait for the snow that's been forecast for tomorrow. I'll be attending the Australia Day tasting in London: sunny inside; chilly out.Sunday night - the eve of a day in the Brecon Beacons searching for wildlife - was…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
07 January 2008
I hope you all enjoyed Christmas as much a I. Christmas Eve saw Mrs B, the budding wine merchant and me decamped to the bosom of my family in the countryside of south Surrey. Joseph had 6 cousins to play with and grew ever-more excited in his discovery of the joys of present opening.Christmas Day sa…
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