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Château La Cabanne, Pomerol – a vertical tasting

Château La Cabanne, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France A Vertical Tasting During lockdown, it was, not surprisingly, rather challenging coming by tasting samples.  Tasting samples fuel my wine writing and they populate this website, which is how I make a living.  Some wineries shut up shop, while others frantically shipped unstable barrel samples around…
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My interview on Chuck Cramer’s ‘On The Road’ podcast

  My great friend Chuck Cramer, 'Mr Californian Wine', has launched a great, new weekly podcast entitled 'One The Road'.  This week, he kindly invited me to be his guest and we cover a wide range of wine topics as well as my Jukes Cordialities.  Here are a few links to the podcast.  It is also available on iTunes and Spotify, among o…
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Announcing two forthcoming 2018 En Primeur Single Quinta Port Releases from the Symington Family

The Symingtons have produced small quantities of Vintage Port from six of their principal properties in 2018 and two will be released En Primeur imminently The official blurb The 2018 Single Quinta Vintage Ports are the result of a rollercoaster growing season – with a prolonged winter drought, a deluge in spring, and heatwaves through the final…
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My thoughts, so far, on the 2019 Bordeaux En Primeur Campaign – 15th May 2020

My thoughts, so far, on the 2019 Bordeaux En Primeur Campaign Coronavirus has hit the world in an indiscriminate and deadly manner and while I am certain that wine is not at the top of everyone's list of concerns, for us, in the wine trade, it is extraordinary to say the least, that we have experienced a year without a Bordeaux En Primeur tasting…
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From a Whisper to a Shout – Whispering Angel hits the High Street

2019 Whispering Angel Rosé, Caves d’Esclans, Côtes de Provence, France Back in January, I featured this early review of the brilliant 2019 Whispering Angel Rosé in my weekly column in the Daily Mail's Weekend Magazine.   'Part-owned by luxury group LVMH since December, Whispering Angel is the most famous rosé in the world and it is now firmly…
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2015 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz is released today

2015 Henschke Hill of Grace & three more 2015 wines  (The pricing and stockist information for Hill of Grace is embargoed until the release date on 6th May 2020)  I was delighted to be invited to taste these four wines during a Zoom video-call with Stephen and Prue Henschke and fellow UK wine writer Sarah Ahmed on the 23rd April and have…
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The Great Australian Red Competition 2020 on hold until 2021

  Dear friends, The uncertainty surrounding the duration of lockdowns, travel bans and events has led us to make the difficult and regretful decision to cancel the judging of The Great Australian Red 2020. Our competition has established a vital role in raising the profile of Australia’s definitive blend of Cabernet Sauvignon &…
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The Drinks Trust COVID-19 Relief Fund – Apply Now

  The Drinks Trust COVID-19 financial relief fund is now open for applications. Please read the instructions below before applying. To be eligible for the Fund, applicants will have worked in one of the roles detailed below for more than two years, either in full-time or part-time positions. The application form will remain open until…
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Six vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011 – 2017

Six vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011 - 2017 2011 (tasted January 2014) Thoughts on the Vintage – ‘Never so much as this year, despite having witnesses forty-six harvests since I began working in Burgundy, have I felt or understood how important luck is in the success or failure of a vintage’, Aubert de Villaine. 2011 Corton (Average…
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The Drink Trust – supporting drinks industry people

The Drinks Trust launches campaign to support individuals in the drinks industry Today, The Drinks Trust launches a campaign to both support individuals in the industry through the weeks ahead and also to fundraise to help deliver that support. We are specifically fundraising to increase the capacity of the helpline and the volume of complementary…
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A special message from a great friend of mine – please read and spread the word

Below my intro paragraph is a message that Alex sent out this afternoon to his friends and clients. My personal link with Alex, and his wife Helen, is that these guys are absolutely stunning event managers from a chef/front-of-house point of view.  I asked Alex to design my own 50th birthday celebrations as well as other bespoke dinners and drinks…
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The Derouet Jameson Memorial Foundation Invitation – 17th February, Vintners’ Hall, London

Click on this link to take you straight to the tickets and please do spread the word http://www.derouetjameson.com/blog/