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This year, I was tasked with tasting the samples offered en primeur from the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux. It was widely regarded as the worst growing season in a long, long time - but I am assured it was pure coincidence that Jancis and Julia were unable to attend themselves. [Read Bordeaux en... More...
17 April 2014 - I was reminded of this candidate for our Throwback Thursday feature by fine-wine trader and blogger Joss Fowler of Vinolent.net who included a reference to it in his recent brief interview with the man behind the Judgment of Paris, and was so traduced in the movie... More...
The Chinese have been known for years as red-wine consumers, as underlined by the title of the recent, award-winning film Red Obsession . Recent research conducted on behalf of Vinexpo claims that 'China is now the largest red wine consuming nation on earth, consuming even more red wine... More...
To keep abreast of the latest releases from Bordeaux, you could do much worse than keep an eye on  Bordoverview.com  which charts prices and how they compare to the 2012 price. Most reductions so far have been, ahem, modest. It is also worth looking at Liv-ex.com and their useful... More...

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The first wines that made an impression on me were St Emilion and Montlouis, drunk at Chez Barrier in Tours so long ago. The entire experience opened my eyes to a new world of pleasure. More...
Thank you all for replying! Specially Michael, your answer is very clear and informative. The bottom-line (for me) is: Wine is more complicated than numbers, facts and figures about years, alcohol. More...
Regardless of whether Richard has over scored or not his comments and the fact that he rated these best of the ones that he tasted makes these wines very good value in my opinion. Of course i would. More...
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