Revisiting Bordeaux 2012

With the 2012 Bordeaux vintage now in bottle, the famous Union des Grands Crus of Bordeaux and some 100 Chateaux and their owners came over to London Read the rest of this entry »

Mas de Daumas Gassac revisited

It is almost 8 years since I last visited Languedoc’s most famous estate Mas de Daumas Gassac and I had forgotten what a truly unique place Read the rest of this entry »

A little bit of Burgundy in the Rhone valley

The 2013 red Rhone wines seem to have slipped people’s notice and I suspect might not get the due attention they deserve from many of the press.

A week travelling from Côte Rotie Read the rest of this entry »

A visit to La Rioja Alta

It all started at Heathrow Airport, terminal 3 where we set off for Bilbao to taste the wonders Rioja had to offer Read the rest of this entry »

Araujo Estate - the release of one of Napa’s elite Cabernet’s – Eisele Vineyard 2011

The Araujo Estate is widely considered to be one of California’s “cult” wineries with a legendary pedigree. It produces one of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon single vineyard Read the rest of this entry »