Domaine Guiberteau | Saumur
Domaine Guiberteau is far from unknown, with the wines being listed in many fine restaurants all over the world. For its relatively 'new' found fame the wines are certainly making some impact.
Eric Bordelet | The Premier Normandy Cider Producer
Eric Bordelet was previously a sommelier at Arpege, a top Paris restaurant. In 1992 he returned to his family home in Normandy to take over the domaine, which at that point was a small patch of orchards in Charchigné in the heart of Normandy’s premium Cider producing area.
Château Bel Air-Marquis D’Aligre – Traditional Bordeaux
We have been lucky to get some stock of two different vintages, the 2010 and the 2000, from this traditional Château in the heart of Margaux.
A Short Trip to Bordeaux
I was lucky to go on a trip to Bordeaux this Autumn. I was hosted for the trip by CIVB, the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux, who market the full range of Bordeaux wines throughout the world. The trip aimed to give me an overview of each of the major areas within the region, visiting and trying wines from a variety of producers to give me an insight into the variety of wines that this huge area produces.
Peter Lauer – One of Germany’s finest Winemakers
As part of this July's '31 days of German Riesling' celebration we are releasing a limited edition mixed case of fine Riesling by Peter Lauer. These wines were bought at the 'Grosser Ring' Auction, an annual auction held since the late 19th century, where many of Germany’s most renowned producers from the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer offer their finest wines at auction. These wines are not available via traditional sales channels.
Bodegas Cesar Florido, Chipiona
We have just returned from our annual pilgrimage to Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia. It has now become our tradition to pop on our running shoes and run in the Sherry race, which involves running 14km around the hills of Jerez with optional stops for sherry and tapas along the way!