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In the press…

Just a few wines that have appeared in the press in the last week or so:   2012 Passion has Red Lips, Cabernet / Shiraz, Some Young Punks, McLaren Vale.   With the provocative enchantress on the label and downright sexy …

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Bressia Points

Tim Atkin MW has just published his in-depth Argentina 2014 Special Report, which features some glowing praise of our two Argentine agencies Bodega Bressia and El Porvenir de Cafayate. The name ‘Bressia’ (Walter Bressia pictured below) appeared particularly often in …

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More great Fromm reviews!

Following on from the really rather excellent reviews of the Fromm range in The Wine Advocate (blogged here), celebrated UK wine writer Jamie Goode has also been enthusing about the Marlborough-based winery’s range of Pinot Noirs in his latest New …

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Yet more plaudits for Tabalí!

Tabalí’s talented Chief Winemaker Felipe Müller has recently been selected as the Young Chilean Winemaker of the Year in leading Chilean newspaper El Mercurio. In the article, Felipe Müller is honoured for his ability to understand Tabalí’s distinctive terroir and use …

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Q&A with Col McBryde of Some Young Punks

Q&A: Col McBryde of Some Young Punks in conversation with Katherine Canfield of Hanging Ditch Wine Merchants. (Originally published in Harpers, 15th November 2013) Following a successful showing of Australia’s Some Young Punks wines at Boutinot’s Powerhouse tastings in Manchester, …

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A new star is born

New vintage Circumstance Sauvignon Blanc heralds new cellar talent Waterkloof, the biodynamic wine estate perched high on the slopes of the Schapenberg just a scant 4 kilometres from False Bay, has released the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc vintage under its acclaimed …

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Lallier Vintage – Highly Recommended!

Following on from the splendid reviews in Wine Spectator (blogged here) Lallier’s Grand Cru Vintage 2005 has also been Highly Recommended in Decanter Magazine’s Vintage Champagne Panel Tasting, scoring more impressively than many prestigious (and far more expensive) cuvées in the …

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IWC Tranche 1 Results Released

The International Wine Challenge has been split into two tranches this year – results for the first tranch have just been announced with Boutinot once again showing well! Notable mentions must go to the Burc family at Chateau Pineraie who …

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Another day, another commendation for Talinay…

Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before…  sometimes if feels like I spend my whole life talking Talinay! The wines seem to pick up plaudits and awards with such alarming regularity that I fear that the …

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Fromm Parker with love!

New Zealand agency Fromm Winery have attained some great reviews for their latest releases from Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, writing on eRobertParker.com, the online version of The Wine Advocate. These splendid reviews are just the latest in a long line of …