Bordeaux 2016 En Primeur - First Update
Posted by Zoran Ristanović | Sat 10 Jun 2017 | En Primeur

Good afternoon good people and hope you are all well. These are trying times and somehow the importance of Bordeaux en primeur seems to pale in importance compared with the events that are shaping our World.   The terrible event from last Saturday stopped me in my writing "tracks" (hence this update is a bit late) but, we have to try and keep going on as usual. They can't win!!! By the time I started thinking about Bordeaux again, the Election was here and I thought, let's see how that show ends... All fun and games but, no winner... "Play ...

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Burgundy 2015 Report And Offer
Posted by Admin | Sat 01 Apr 2017 | En Primeur

Good afternoon good people, it's been more than 2 months since the initial 2015 Burgundy tastings and I have had enough time to mull it over and come up with few thoughts about the vintage. There was a lot of noise about it in January and phrases like "best ever", "vintage of the century" were thrown about by all and sundry and,  in the same breath as, "it is expensive but worth every penny", "you will never be able to buy it again", etc... Perhaps I have become a real grumpy old man but, that reminded me very much of ...

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Aalto And Aalto Ps 2014 Opening Offer
Posted by Admin | Mon 23 Jan 2017 | Offer

Good morning good people and hope you are all well. A chilly grey mist is rising off the River in Richmond today but, on Saturday we were enjoying a beautiful sunny day which reminded me of Summer, Spain, and inevitably, of Aalto. They released the 2014 vintage in November, but we were busy with Christmas trading and all that jazz, so it got shelved for a few weeks. And now, whilst I am waiting to get my Burgundy allocations confirmed, I thought, let's open the samples and unleash the 2014 vintage. Most of you know that I consider Aalto to be ...

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Bordeaux 2015
Posted by Zoran Ristanović | Sat 28 May 2016 | En Primeur

Good evening good people. It’s another Bank Holiday and another Bordeaux update. Last two weeks were quite hectic with new releases on the Bordeaux market and, as usual, I did not want to bombard you with the updates. Now that Bordeaux merchants and Chateau owners have gone to Hong Kong for this week’s Vinexpo, I have tried to make a sense of it all. At the risk of repeating myself, 2015 is a very, very decent vintage with some very beautiful wines made, some of which really should be in every decent wine cellar. The main characteristics of the vintage ...

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Preludio De Sei Solo 2013
Posted by Admin | Mon 16 May 2016 | Offer

Good afternoon good people  There was not much of great note happening in Bordeaux last week so, I decided to open few samples that have accumulated in our shop whilst I was travelling over the last few weeks. Most of them were new vintages of our restaurant distribution wines, so not really something worth making a special offer on. However, there was 1 little gem worth making a special mention of: a new release of Preludio de Sei Solo from Javier Zaccagnini. Those of you who read these missives of mine would be familiar with Javier’s  name – he is ...

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