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Penfolds Collection Tasting Notes – October 2019

Penfolds Collection Tasting Notes - October 2019  Some of all of the wines are available from the following merchants and the prices noted below are the RRPs direct from Penfolds -  www.bbr.com, www.biwine.com, www.igwines.com, www.laywheeler.com, www.frw.co.uk, www.justerinis.com, www.corneyandbarrow.com, www.harrods.com, www.hedonism.co.uk, www.majestic.co.uk,…
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The Great Australian Red Dinner – 11th June 2019 at M Victoria, London SW1

Announcing - The Great Australian Red Dinner M Victoria Zig Zag Building, 74 Victoria St, London SW1E 6SQ Tuesday 11th June 2019 18.30 - 22.00 £120 per head - four-course dinner and accompanying award-winning TGAR wines This is the insanely awesome line-up of wines which we will bring to dinner! 2006, 2010 and 2014 Jim Barry PB Reserve Shiraz…
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Tyson Stelzer presents Taste Champagne 2019 on 12th June in London

Tyson Stelzer presents Taste Champagne 2019 Showcasing 211 cuvées from 46 houses My great friend and collaborator on The Great Australian Red, Tyson Stelzer, is delighted to invite you to Taste Champagne. Over the past six years, Taste Champagne has exploded into the biggest champagne showcase in the new world. He is thrilled to announce…
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The 100 Best Australian Wines 2019/20 Launch

MATTHEW JUKES’ 100 BEST AUSTRALIAN WINES 2019/20 The Sixteenth Edition 28th May 2019 The 16th edition of Matthew Jukes’ 100 Best Australian Wines was launched today at 16.00 at Australia House, Strand, London.  This the hottest Australian wine trade tasting ticket of the year and attendance was at a record high. Over 300 hand-picked…
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2017 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Barre à Mine, Michel Redde et Fils

2017 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Barre à Mine, Michel Redde et Fils, Loire, France I tasted this wine for the very first time on the 31st of January and it moved me so much that I wanted to write it up on the spot.  It was clear to me that this bottle was a once in a lifetime Sauvignon Blanc experience.  I was told I couldn't review it because it…
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Vega-Sicilia New Vintage Launch 3rd December 2018

Vega-Sicilia New Vintage Launch 3rd December 2018  2014 Pintia, Tempos Vega-Sicilia, Toro, Spain Cake spice leads the aromatic onslaught, with bold, almost ruby porty notes on the nose and nice initial control and weight on the palate. Fresh and balanced with superb glossiness throughout this seems a little forward for the first time in history…
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Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl – The Legend Lives Again

Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl The Legend Lives Again Wines Tasted September 2018 I had the great pleasure of visiting Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl in September and here are my notes on a series of wines, verticals and also some hitherto never tasted before releases.  Please forgive the nature of some of these notes – as always they are written…
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2013 Yalumba, The Caley, Coonawarra Cabernet & Barossa Shiraz, South Australia – UK Launch

2013 Yalumba, The Caley, Coonawarra Cabernet / Barossa Shiraz, South Australia - UK Launch Yalumba winemaker Kevin Glastonbury was in town today to launch the follow-up vintage to the inaugural and epic 2012 The Caley - Yalumba's flagship red wine.  2013 is a very different vintage to 2012 with more brawn and grip and so the UK launch for this wine…
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Penfolds Collection Preview Tasting 2018

Penfolds Collection Preview Tasting 2018 Embargoed until 4th October  All wines available from the following merchants and the prices noted are the RRPs from Penfolds -  www.bbr.com, https://eu.cruworldwine.com/, www.biwine.com, www.igwines.com,www.laywheeler.com, www.frw.co.uk, www.justerinis.com, www.corneyandbarrow.com, www.harrods.com, https://hedonism.co.uk/,…
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The Nedbank CWG Auction 2018 – my picks from the London Press Tasting

The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, Stellenbosch, South Africa Saturday 29th September 2018 www.capewinemakersguild.com, info@capewinemakersguild.com & tel. +27 (0)21 852 0408 You have a fortnight to gird your loins for the fabulous, annual Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, so log on and register your interest or give CWG General Manager…
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A wonderful article on my 100 Best Australian Wines 2018/19 Launch

 The Best Australian Tasting Ever? by Richard Hemming MW published in the Purple Pages of JancisRobinsom.com I am always delighted when fellow wine writers appreciate the work that goes into compiling my annual 100 Best Australian Wines Report.  This piece, written by Richard Hemming MW and published on JancisRobinson.com last week, is a high…
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News Item – 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction press release

Fine-tuned collection marks 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction A meticulously curated collection of 48 individually crafted wines of great diversity, rarity and innovative winemaking, goes under the hammer at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 29 September 2018. Innovation, craftsmanship and consistency…