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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 …

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Les Garrigueistes

Three of our Garrigueistes at the 2015 London Portfolio tasting: Sylvie Lacube, Domaine J.Laurens Christine Deleuze, Clos Bagatelle Paule Teisserenc, Famille Fabre

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Love this! Prà Soave Classico Staforte

Being someone who has worked in the wine trade for all his professional life, and has either tasted or consumed wine pretty much every day for the past 16 years and never fallen out of love with it, not even …

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Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc DAY – 24 April

Why celebrate SB Day? … One good reason is that it could New Zealand Winegrowers is running a competition planned around #Sauvblanc day, which this year will be on Friday 24th April. According to Chris Stroud, NZW Marketing Manager – …

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Schist Happens

Clos Bagatelle Rouge ‘A l’Origine’, Saint Chinian, 2013 Clos Bagatelle is run by lovely brother and sister team Luc and Christine, passionate and proud of their Domaine passed from mother to daughter for generations. Christine and Luc are proud too …

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Golds all round: Boutinot Own-Production

This year, Boutinot took only gold medals at the Berliner Wein Trophy. Among a sea of wine competitions with varying popularity, integrity and ultimately, relevance to consumers, the Berliner Wein Trophy has been gaining importance worldwide. This year, Boutinot took only gold …