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2016 Southern Rhone vintage ‘outstanding’

Ogier’s vineyard manager, Edouard Guerin, has hailed the Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016 harvest as “outstanding” and akin to the warmer vintages of 2010 and 1990.

Monday, December 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Bibendum-PLB signs up with CNDP’s only co-op

Bibendum PLB Group has become the UK distributor of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s only co-operative, Cellier des Princes.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Aldi launches 13-variety du Pape wine brand

Low-price retailer Aldi has released a Châteauneuf du Pape to the UK market made using all 13 of the traditional grape varieties that the region is allowed to grow.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Châteauneuf ‘legend’ Henri Bonneau dies

Winemaker Henri Bonneau, described as a “true legend” of Châteauneuf du Pape, has passed away at the age of 78.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 No Comments »

D&D launches its own wine range

Restaurant group D&D London, owner of Le Pont de La Tour, Quaglinos and Launceston Place, has launched its own wine range.

Thursday, October 15th, 2015 No Comments »

Taste the world’s finest Grenache in London

The world’s finest bottles of pure Grenache – from Château Rayas to Torbreck’s Les Amis – are to feature in a comparative tasting in London on 12 October, and there are still a few spaces left for the trade.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Fine wine in focus: 2007 Rhône

A much lauded vintage, high Parker points but hampered by low liquidity the best wines of the Rhône sometimes struggle to capitalise on their many strong points.

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 1 Comment »

db Eats: Tamarind

db’s Lucy Shaw heads to Michelin-starred Indian Tamarind in Mayfair to road test its new tasting menu, where she encounters transcendent tandoor chicken.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 No Comments »

Grenache: a brighter future?

As Grenache plantings see global decline, one Master of Wine argues that the variety’s versatility, love of heat, disease resistance and “friendly” style make it worthy of greater attention.

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 wines at Heathrow

Heathrow is one of the world’s busiest airports and, as a result, sells a serious amount of wine. Here are the top 10 wines sold by value.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

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