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Boutinot: ‘Great Value Merchant of the Year’

The 2015 SWA Merchant Awards have been released and Boutinot have been awarded the ‘Great Value Merchant of the Year 2015′. After 6 successive years proudly holding the ‘Merchant of the Year’ award, this new one recognises our effort in offering …

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IWC Tranche 2: (New) World Success!

The results of the second tranche of the International Wine Challenge have just been released and they confirm what we already knew: 2015 is being a great year for South African wines. Mon Vieux Hell’s Heights Sauvignon Blanc 2014 got …

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Alsace Goes Dry

For many consumers, Alsace can be quite bewildering… funny long bottles, weird grape varieties and words en français and auf Deutsch as well! The most problematic and divisive though, is the taste; there is usually no indication of the sweetness …

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Château Tayac: “The Best of Bordeaux”

The Wine Merchant tasting panel recently put 80 Bordeaux wines priced under £30 through their paces. Only 12 made the grade, including Château Tayac 2010. Here’s what they had to say:

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2015

The results from the Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 are out and we are very happy and proud to announce that a great number of our wines made it to the podium this year, with 33 golds (including 6 extra awards: Perfect …

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World Sauv. Blanc Day

If you need an excuse this Friday to pop a cork (or more likely, screw the top off) a refreshing bottle of white wine, then look no further… the 6th annual World Sauvignon Blanc Day has been declared as 24th …

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Salud, Malbec!

For the fifth consecutive year, Wines of Argentina will be paying tribute to Argentina’s finest export with Malbec World Day on the 17th of April. Although the Malbec grape has its origins in France, it was introduced in Argentina in 1853, …

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Chardonnay du Monde Winners

In this year’s 22nd Chardonnay du Monde competition, Boutinot came up trumps with a couple of value-packed wines. The competition was fierce with over 800 wines from 41 countries. In their own words “Strict quality standards and optimal tasting conditions …

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Les Garrigueistes: Domaine J.Laurens

Les GarrigueistesMouse to Mauzac: Domaine J.Laurens Jacques Calvel worked in the computer industry in another life but came back to his roots and to the land buying Domaine Laurens in Limoux in 2002. The estate belonged to a Champenois, and …

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A Star is Born

Champagne Lallier Grand Cru Vintage Brut 2008 FCM510 Frankly the 2008 is a puzzle right now; at first I find it backward, introverted, even austerely dry and biscuity; then, as though a delayed detonator is suddenly exploded, a wealth of …