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STATE BY STATE: A CELEBRATION OF PREMIUM AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ 

 (for bona fide members of the UK wine trade only) Date & Time: Wednesday 15th May 10.30am-4.30pm Location: St James Room, 67 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ES  It’s time to change the narrative & rethink Premium Australian Shiraz This ground-breaking event will be an in-depth tasting to illustrate and educate how premium Australian Shiraz…
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2023 Bordeaux En Primeur – Haut-Batailley, Angélus, Carillon d’Angélus & No3

UNTIL MY COMPREHENSIVE 2023 BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR REPORT IS PUBLISHED IN FULL, I WILL NOTE DOWN MY FAVOURITE EARLY-RELEASE WINES FOR YOUR PERUSAL Château Haut-Batailley (5ème Cru Pauillac) 71 Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot: 65% new oak for 16 months: 13.2% alc: 3.69 pH: 87 IPT Haut-Batailley continues its new lease of life…
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2023 Bordeaux En Primeur – Mouton Rothschild, Le Petit Mouton, Clerc Milon, d’Armailhac & Aile d’Argent

UNTIL MY COMPREHENSIVE 2023 BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR REPORT IS PUBLISHED IN FULL, I WILL NOTE DOWN MY FAVOURITE EARLY-RELEASE WINES FOR YOUR PERUSAL Château Mouton Rothschild (1er Cru Pauillac) 93 Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 Merlot: 100% new oak for 18 months: 13.3% alc: 3.79pH: 75 IPT: Harvested 7 – 30 September While tasting with Technical Director…
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2023 Bordeaux En Primeur – La Lagune, Clos Cantenac & Séraphine

UNTIL MY COMPREHENSIVE 2023 BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR REPORT IS PUBLISHED IN FULL, I WILL NOTE DOWN MY FAVOURITE EARLY-RELEASE WINES FOR YOUR PERUSAL Château La Lagune (3ème Cru Ludon, Haut-Médoc) 65 Cabernet Sauvignon, 35 Merlot 50% new oak, 5% Clayver 13.5% alc 30 hl/ha Harvest took place between 8 – 29 September Caroline Frey was…
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2023 Bordeaux En Primeur – Lafite Rothschild, L’Evangile, Duhart-Milon

UNTIL MY COMPREHENSIVE 2023 BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR REPORT IS PUBLISHED IN FULL, I WILL NOTE DOWN MY FAVOURITE 'EARLY-RELEASE' WINES FOR YOUR PERUSAL Château Lafite Rothschild (1er Cru Pauillac) 90-95% new oak 93 Cabernet Sauvignon, 6 Merlot, 1 Petit Verdot 41 hl/ha 3.5 pH 12.8% alc 20% press wine addition Harvest took place between…
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2023 Bordeaux En Primeur – Léoville Las Cases, Le Petit Lion, Clos du Marquis, Potensac, Nénin, Valandraud & Pontet-Canet

UNTIL MY COMPREHENSIVE BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR 2023 REPORT IS PUBLISHED IN FULL, I WILL NOTE DOWN MY FAVOURITE 'EARLY-RELEASE' WINES FOR YOUR PERUSAL. Château Léoville Las Cases (Grand Vin de Léoville du Marquis de Las Cases, 2ème Cru Saint-Julien, from the Domaines Delon portfolio) 86 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Cabernet Franc, 4 Merlot 80% new…
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2023 Bordeaux En Primeur – Château Angludet

2023 Château Angludet (Margaux) 43 Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 Merlot, 17 Petit Verdot 60% new oak, 40% amphoras, 35% of the oak barrels used are new 13.5% alc 20 hl/ha Harvest took place for Merlot between 12 - 15 September, for Cabernet Sauvignon between 20 - 27 September and for Petit Verdot on 28 September First official Demeter certified…
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An incredible review of Jukes by Rochelle Bilow in ‘Food & Wine’ USA

I Tried Jukes - the Nonalcoholic Wine Served in Some of the World’s Best Restaurants This chef-loved NA 'wine' makes happy hour feel so much fancier. By Rochelle Bilow First published on December 27, 2023 in Food & Wine USA PHOTO: FOOD & WINE / JUKES CORDIALITIES AND JOHNNY STEVENS PHOTOGRAPHY Nonalcoholic…
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1924 Seppeltsfield 100-year-old Para Vintage Tawny

There is something otherworldly about tasting a 100-year-old wine.  It is somewhat of an out-of-body experience.  Of course, you can taste the wine in your mouth. The perfume floods the senses, but you then seem to step out of your human frame, taking a spectral glance at your flesh and bones body, savouring the moment, taking in the magnitude…
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Decanter Magazine – January 2024 – Around Australia in 20 Wines

Advance Australia Fair – 20 years and 20 wines When you notch up twenty years doing something, there is always an urge to look back and reflect on the past, picking out the highlights and the lowlights while trying to plot a course for the future. I used to host a wine slot on the BBC’s London FM station GLR back in the nineties. As it turned…
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2022 En Primeur Burgundy Week PART 4 of 4

The finest wines of the vintage from the Magnificent Seven Lea & Sandeman, Goedhuis Waddesdon, Corney & Barrow, Jeroboams, Justernini & Brooks, Haynes, Hanson & Clark and Berry Bros. & Rudd This introduction was also published yesterday. I have already posted two free-to-view Wednesday Wines posts on the 2022 Burgundy En Primeur…
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NOTES – 2022 En Primeur Burgundy Week Part 3 of 4

The finest wines of the vintage from the Magnificent Seven Lea & Sandeman, Goedhuis Waddesdon, Corney & Barrow, Jeroboams, Justernini & Brooks, Haynes, Hanson & Clark and Berry Bros. & Rudd I have already posted two free-to-view Wednesday Wines posts on the 2022 Burgundy En Primeur campaign from two merchants who released their…