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The best Vinho Verde 2017!

Congratulations to our new agency Casa de Vila Nova! The Vinho Verde organisation of Portugal have awarded Vila Nova Vinho Verde 2016 the Best Vinho Verde of Portugal 2017 (and they should know!). This refreshing blend of Loureiro, Avesso, Arinto is …

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Jane MacQuitty’s Best Buys

  On Saturday April 8th 2017 in The Times, Jane MacQuitty picked out Fernando de Castilla’s Classic Manzanilla as one of her ‘best buys’:   “Sublime, Sanlucar de Barrameda, floral, tangy, yeasty, sea spray-scented. classic manzanilla, the driest, lightest sherry …

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Prà’s Soave stars

In the May 2017 issue of Decanter magazine, Michael Garner selects 18 Soaves that best highlight the wines of the region, including: Prà’s Staforte Soave Classico 2014: “Broad and surprisingly ripe with citrus and herbal aromas. Firm and focused palate …

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Champagne Gremillet Blanc de Noirs NV

After winning a gold medal at the 2016 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships, Champagne Gremillet’s Blanc de Noirs NV was was subsequently awarded Best in Class for Champagne Blanc de Noirs. Now in its third year, the CSWWC is run …

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The Crozes Crusader

In his search for France’s greatest co-operative, Andrew Jefford has declared Cave de Tain “a Northern Rhône landmark”. Drawing particular attention to the Cave’s new £10m cellars, he writes “I’ve visited many vinification cellars in my lifetime, including those of high-tech …

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Lafran-Veyrolles: Top 50 Rosés from Around the World

In a tasting of 322 rosés from around the world, Decanter Magazine’s expert tasters ranked Domaine Lafran-Veyrolles’ Bandol Rosé joint first place with 6 other wines, each awarded 93 points. Commenting on the popularity of Rosés, the authors explained “Rosé wine …

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Weekday Winners!

These two wines have caught the eye of Decanter’s tasting director, Christelle Guibert…   Decanter Magazine – September 2016 edition  

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Yangarra – in vogue with Grenache

GRENACHE BENEFITS FROM MOVE TO MEDIUM-BODIED REDS Grenache has been an “unfashionable battler” that’s now benefitting from a growing demand for “medium-bodied reds”, according to Yangarra’s Peter Fraser. Fraser, who was named 2016 Australian Winemaker of the Year by wine …

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Wine of the Week – Domaine des Tourelles

Tom Cannavan is currently running his 2016 Rosé roundup on wine-pages.com featuring over 30 Rosé wines. During his search, he’s picked something “a little bit different” as this week’s Wine of the Week… Domaine des Tourelles Rosé 2015 is it! An unusual …

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Fantastic Fromm

If you’re looking for some top notch NZ Pinot Noir or Sauv. Blanc, you can’t go wrong with Fromm La Strada Sauvignon Blanc 2015 and Fromm Clayvin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014. Click on the following for the full rundown:   …