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Archive for September 2017

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Chenin ShenanigansBottles from my early wine career; some stand out like beacons bright enough to spread the word of any land invasion. 1921 Château Margaux and 1929 Château Latour are still luminous in my memory. And '59 Grands Echézeaux from the DRC remains one of the finest bot…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
27 September 2017
You may have read me ranting about the Bordeaux primeurs campaign and how little sense it makes to me.My words were quoted in the Financial Times the other day, along with opinions from a number of the larger UK merchants. You can view the article here.And Bordeaux was also the theme of another tast…
The tasting season has begun in earnest in the UK and I have been flitting hither and yon - principally to Bristol (where an increasing number of importers are electing to host events) and London - filling my tasting books with semi-legible scribblings. SITT - the Specialist Importers Trade Tas…
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…
The first tasting of the year, hosted at No.8 Northumberland Ave, between Trafalgar Square and the river. Good venue, with lots of space in which to get a big swirl going. And lots of fabulous wines to swirl. The exhibitor was a single merchant: one of the UK's larger importers showing their ra…
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