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MoneyWeek – Fielden, Rye Whisky of England

  I came across Fielden MD, Mark Harvey, at the launch of Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2024.  I, too, am fortunate and honoured to have been recognised by this august body with my Jukes alcohol-free drinks, and as we were the only two ‘drinks’ in this year’s dozen luxury Walpole brands, we got chatting.  I am not a whisky expert, but…
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MoneyWeek – Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana, En Rama Manzanilla ‘Spring 2024 release’, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain

The sun is finally out, and who’s brave enough to bet that it won’t be another glorious summer, given that climate change is hotting things up at an uncomfortable pace these days? If you want to bathe your palate in the ultimate cleansing, refreshing, and palate-titillating wine, you have come to the right place.  As you know, I love absolutes,…
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MoneyWeek – 2022 Dolcetto d’Alba, Bruno Giacosa, Piemonte, Italy

The name Giacosa sends shivers down my spine. One of a handful of genuinely stellar producers in Barbaresco and Barolo, in Piemonte in Northwest Italy, this estate is world-famous for its ‘etichetta rosso’ or red-label wines.  Giacosa’s Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva and Barbaresco Asili Riserva are some of the most collectable wines…
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MoneyWeek – 2023 Lirac Blanc, La Fermade, Domaine Maby, Southern Rhône, France

Looking back at my previous 971 MoneyWeek wine columns, I was shocked but not that surprised to discover that I have written up this white wine more than any other.  Ignoring the price for a second, which marks it as one of the finest value whites on earth, I find the sheer class in the glass utterly staggering. Made from a blend of Grenache Blanc,…
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MoneyWeek – 2017 Château Larrivaux, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France

  When this esteemed issue hits your doormat, I will be in Bordeaux putting the finishing touches to my comprehensive 2023 En Primeur Report.  While I always taste and score all the great estates’ wines, this buyer’s guide to the most famous wine region in the world usually omits the pricing for these youthful creations.  I am not privy to…
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MoneyWeek – 2022 Château d’Esclans, Les Clans Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France

Thanks to an administrative cock-up, the 2022 vintage is not yet in the country, so you can either put your name down with Sam Earl, at Fine Wine Direct, or grab some of the 2021 which is another superb wine!  Rosé season has well and truly kicked off, and here is a selection of the very finest you can possibly find so far this year.  2023 L’Exuberance…
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MoneyWeek – 2020 Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Azienda Agricola Visintini, Friuli, Italy

  I can’t remember when I first started buying the wines from Visintini.  However, I know that it was the Pinot Grigio Ramato that first caught my eye.  Ramato means ‘copper’ in Italian, which refers to the faint coppery colour that some Pinot Grigios pick up from their skins during winemaking.  Visintini’s is exceptional because…
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MoneyWeek – 2021 Port Phillip Estate, Single Block Morillon Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

I am a huge fan of the wines from Port Phillip Estate, and at a recent Jeroboams tasting, Port Phillip MD Marco Gjergja was in London.  He showed me a fabulous trio of his wines: 2023 Quartier Pinot Gris (£23.50), 2022 Red Hill Chardonnay (£25.50) and 2022 Balnarring Pinot Noir (£27.50).  On any given week of the year, any of these wines could…
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MoneyWeek – 2021 Syrah, Stefano Amerighi, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

Every so often, I issue a call to arms on this page, and this week is the most urgent I can remember.  I tasted a host of new Italian discoveries from the imperious Swig wine company the other day, and I found eight outstanding and unmissable wines.  My featured Syrah arrives in the UK next week, and you are only allowed three bottles per order,…
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MoneyWeek – 2022 Dappled, Appellation Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Dan Long is a consummate wine retailer, talented restaurateur, and sniper-accurate wine buyer.  He is making serious waves in London with his two impressive restaurants, combining stunning wine selections, refreshingly low margins, and acutely well-prepared food.  While the décor might be low-fi and unpretentious, the dining and drinking experiences…
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2021 Rutherford Hill, Merlot, Napa Valley, California

I have followed the wines from Rutherford Hill for many years.  Always tasty, ripe and boisterous in the glass, these wines are accurate and evocative examples of what Napa Valley can do, and that’s about it.  That was until I tasted the 2021 Merlot in the unusual surroundings of Abbey Road Studios. The Californians were in town, and this pungently…
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MoneyWeek – 2021 Dog Point Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

It is human nature to seek out the newest, brightest, and shiniest releases, openings, launches, and premiers, and the wine business is no different.  New brands pop up like mushrooms in our world, and while occasional wines impress and some even amaze, I find myself returning to the classics more often than not for enlightenment and excellence.…