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Opera Wine celebrates Italy’s ‘Finest Italian Wines – 100 great producers’

This event, organised by Wine Spectator, was held in the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona on 9th April – the start of the wine fair Vinitaly. Now in its fifth year, Opera Wine celebrates 100 great Italian producers, each of …

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Double-Barrelled Burgundy in Scotland

Last June, the winemaker of Vallet Frères, Bernard Vallet, visited the merchant Kirkness & Gorie in Orkney and did something that hadn’t been attempted for nearly a hundred years: bottled a barrel (300 bottles) of Bourgogne Rouge in the shop. …

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Boutinot Les Coteaux Schisteux – Wine of The Week

Writing for The Guardian, wine expert David Williams commended Domaine Boutinot for its wines, describing them as “consistently good, polished without losing their appealing wildness… both La Côte Sauvage Cairanne 2-12 and Les Coteaux Schisteux, from the neighbouring village of Séguret, …

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Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Brand

“Wine co-operatives are not always the best sources of good wine” says Andy Cronshaw in Manchester Evening News, “however there are more than several exceptions to this and one of them is the ever-reliable Cave de Turckheim”. Cave de Turckheim Grand …

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Cadus – Argentina – NEW AGENCY

Introducing our new Agency: CADUS Malbec has become Argentina’s flagship grape variety and in the Uco Valley it has found a perfect habitat. In the shadow of the Andes where the vineyards vary in altitude and soil type, the Uco …

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Talinay Terroir

Tabalí’s Talinay vineyard is producing some truly outstanding wines that are turning quite a few heads here. In the recent feature ‘Decanter Star Buys of 2015 South America & US’, the Tabalí Talinay Sauvignon Blanc 2014 was amongst the best …

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Mas Barrau Cabernet Franc 2014

Writing in the Independent last weekend, Anthony Rose picked “terrific, blackcurranty” Mas Barrau Cabernet Franc 2014. This 100% Cabernet Franc is made from fruit from Gard, grown at a single domaine on the high plateau of the Costières de Nîmes …

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The New Pinotage – Decanter (Feb 2016)

A lot has changed over the years when it comes to Pinotage and it’s great to see a couple of our producers being recognised as part of this mind (and taste) shift within South Africa. For the full Decanter article, click …

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Hats off to Borsao!

For the third consecutive year Robert Parker’s team at the Wine Advocate has selected Borsao Tres Picos as one of the 10 best wines of the year in their December issue. The wine from Campo de Borja made it to …

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Tabalí Top Scores

Tabalí are having a fantastic run on their wines with the likes of Robert Parker featuring them prominently after Luis Gutiérrez’s visit to Limarí in November 2015. And why wouldn’t he think they’re fantastic?!… with vineyards spanning from the Pacific Ocean …