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As you may be aware, we love nothing more than truffling about, nose to the ground, sniffing out quality and vinous excitement in unexpected quarters for The Daily Drinker Wine Club. Well, you can imagine how much this big, bold red from The Republic of Macedonia - a wine included in April's Daily D…
An eclectic new, short-but-pithy list of broking tidbits from Bowes Wine Clients. All are listed on our sister company, GrapePip.com, the wine auction website:2008 Château Lafleur, Pomerol"Great presence in the mouth and great concentration..." Jancis Robinson2010 Côte Rôtie Cordel…
Back in the mists of time, the châteaux of Bordeaux behaved in a sensible manner. The 1989 vintage - a harvest torrid in the extreme and one that, yes, produced some fabulous wines (Haut Brion being the pinnacle) but a great many ugly ducklings - was widely taken up by the world's wine lovers.…
The 2016 primeurs campaign is in full-ish swing and I find myself as exasperated as the negociants in Bordeaux to whom I have been talking. The chateaux are at it again. 2016 is a seriously big vintage, yet the wines are being released in minuscule tranches in order to force the market ever higher.P…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
16 May 2017
I scooped up a few mixed cases from my own portfolio the other day as I had noticed there being a number of wines in my collection that had been on their plateaus of maturity for some time. And of each that has appeared on a Bowes Wine offer at some time in the past I intend to record a tasting vide…
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