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April 1 2024

Vintage report – Barolo 2020

Italy

  The northern Italian region of Piemonte is currently enjoying a golden age and has been blessed with a trio…

Written by Manon Millot

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February 2 2024

Bordeaux 2020: Southwold Tasting Report

Bordeaux

2020 is a remarkably consistent, extremely high quality, year for red Bordeaux.  The wines are much more classical – think…

Written by Matthew Hemming MW

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December 21 2023

2022 Burgundy – How wrong we were!

Burgundy

In 2022 the Burgfest tasting of 2018 reds fell during the early days of the harvest.  I have clear recollections…

Written by Manon Millot

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February 14 2023

The Best Wines Ever Made – A List of Some of the Finest Wines Ever Put Under cork

Wine

What are the best wines ever made? A recent team dinner brought up the question of what are the greatest…

Written by Chris Kelly

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January 11 2023

Vintage Report: Burgundy 2021 by Matthew Hemming MW

Burgundy

Chiselled whites with the sort of ‘proper’ structure that’s becoming uncommon in our era of solar vintages. Elegant and fine-boned…

Written by Matthew Hemming MW

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