Sassicaia 2015 And Guidalberto 2016
Posted by Zoran Ristanović | Tue 06 Feb 2018 | Offer

Hello good people and I hope everyone is coping well with this spell of miserable weather. Perhaps if we all wish really hard the sun might come out to play...   Fortunately, this week was made a touch sunnier and easier to bear as I was invited to a preview tasting - launch of 2015 vintage of the legendary Sassicaia.   The "Sass", as it is known in the trade, does not really need much introduction. It is the original Super Tuscan - the wine that started the whole revolution in Tuscan wine making back in late 60s (good old ...

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Aalto 2015 And Aalto Ps 2015
Posted by Zoran Ristanović | Sun 21 Jan 2018 | Offer

Good afternoon good people and hope you all had a good New Year's holiday.   It's cold and unfriendly out there so in the tradition of the last few Januarys, it is time to bring some sunshine in to your lives in the shape of 2015 Vintage of Aalto.   The winery releases the wine in the late Autumn but, as that is my busy time of the year, I never get around to it at the time. Also, it somehow feels right to start the year with one of my favourite wineries.   The 2015 was (very much like ...

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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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