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False Bay Flies High

If you’re flying anywhere with Emirates any time soon, be sure to order a glass of Sauvignon Blanc to help calm your nerves!… and enjoy the fact that you’ll be drinking in quality wine from False Bay. Better still, you don’t …

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Australia and New Zealand updates (Jan ’15)

AUSTRALIA Wine Australia’s ‘Australia Day Tasting’ is on again this year. It will be held on Tuesday 27th January at Lindley Hall in London between 10am – 6pm. Come along and join us… to register, click here. Boutinot will be there …

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All that glitters is Rhône

The first tranche of IWC 2015 has awarded Silver to both ‘Les Deux Barriques‘ Côtes du Rhône Villages 2010 and ‘La Fleur Solitaire‘ Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2013. Les Deux Barriques was the highest scoring wine entered from the Cairanne appellation, taking a …

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A Golden Christmas!

The results from the first tranche of the International Wine Challenge 2015 have been released just in time for the Christmas campaign… and we are delighted to announce that many of our wines have achieved fantastic results! Among our award …

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La Báscula Charge ahead at the Rioja Masters

  Now in its third year, the results of the 2014 Drinks Business ‘Rioja Masters’ have just been released. The experienced panel judged wines from across the region and in six different categories: Joven, Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva, Vinos de autor and Rioja 15 years and older. With medals awarded …

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Tre Bicchieri for Ferghettina

We’re really not surprised – as we’ve long been in love with their fabulous sparkling wines – but in the Gambero Rosso 2015 guide Ferghettina have been awarded the illustrious ‘Tre Bicchieri’ for their Franciacorta Pas Dosé 33 Riserva 2007. …

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Tain fan, Jancis Robinson

As we all know, Cave de Tain is a fabulous Rhône cooperative that produces top notch but very ‘affordable luxury Hermitage’ and other wine offerings. They consistently receive 90+ points in wine magazines such as The Wine Spectator and have …

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Movember

It’s that time of year again when you blokes get to live out your facial hair fantasies during the month of November.  And to help you along (and raise some money for a worthwhile charity), we’re going to put our …

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Adelsheim – NEW to Boutinot

We’ve been looking around for a really good Oregon offering and finally, we found it! Oregan state was first planted in 1961. In 1973, a Senate bill created plans to preserve much of Oregon’s hillsides in agricultural rather than residential …

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2014 Wines of the Year – Decanter Magazine

Decanter contacted us during the week – they’re pulling together a list of their 2014 Wines of the Year for the January edition of the Decanter Magazine and wanted to check a few details. To clarify, Decanter Magazine have chosen …