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Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week

To give you a real sense of what we’re about as an importer, we’re bringing you one of our most loved and original wines for this week’s Wine of the Week. The 2018 Grove Estate, ‘The Partners’ Cabernet Sauvignon from the Hilltops in NSW was the first wine that we imported…

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Importers and Intruders

Importers and Intruders

This week I was in the middle of writing an incredible and detailed newsletter on the back of an article in the Guardian that looked at the importance of wine importers when looking out for great wines. To summarise, if you come across a great wine, it always helps to…

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Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week

Angus Vinden is one such winemaker who has utilised techniques originating from Georgia such as the use of amphora and while not used for this wine, I’ll work with any segue I can get to introduce this week’s Wine of the Week.We’ve spoken about Angus Vinden in our newsletters before…

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Georgia on my Mind

Georgia on my Mind

There were a number of casualties from that two year period not long since past, due to the Virus-that-must-not-be-named. Amongst the airline issues caused, one of the casualties was direct flights from the UK to Georgia aka ‘The Cradle of Wine’. Now I definitely don’t want to go into the debates…

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Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week

Coming from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, the 2015 Inman Family Wines Luxe Cuvee Extra Brut is a testament to earth, sea and skill. It’s particularly exciting considering this is winemaker Kathleen Inman’s first sparkling wine that is not 100% Pinot Noir.This wine is a classic blend of…

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What farmers in the Riverland can tell us about the state of the World

What farmers in the Riverland can tell us about the state of the World

I may be overstretching things here, but what is happening in the Australian wine industry right now represents an interesting microcosm of global affairs. Involving US private equity groups, Chinese trade barriers, farmer protests and Houthi rebels it can all get a bit much: so let’s work through this together…

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Money for Nothin'

Money for Nothin'

This is definitely not an ad. Dare I say it’s the furthest thing from it, and sticking a finger to the idea that all publicity is good publicity, I will crack on. Aldi has recently announced that as part of its Christmas specials it will be selling its 2021 Specially Selected…

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Tis the season for Brunello di Montalcino - An en primeur tasting

Tis the season for Brunello di Montalcino - An en primeur tasting

Over the past few months I had begun hearing whispers from fringe sources like James Suckling that the 2019 vintage from Brunello di Montalcino was something special. But it was on a soggy Tuesday morning in London that I went to find out for myself. With 90 wines on offer…

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Wine of the Week - Clos I Terrasses, Laurel, 2013

Wine of the Week - Clos I Terrasses, Laurel, 2013

Clos I Terrasses, ‘Laurel’, Priorat, 2013Clos I Terrasses has become the stuff of legend and now perhaps reaches its most legendary status as being our Wine of the Week.On an afternoon stroll in the hills of Spain’s then largely unknown Priorat region, Daphne Glorian was taking a walk with two…

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Wine of the Week - L'Erta di Radda Chianti Classico 2021

Wine of the Week - L'Erta di Radda Chianti Classico 2021

The small town of Radda in Chianti, in the Tuscan hills of Italy is the site of this week’s Wine of the Week. Once the capital of the Chianti region due to its positioning between Gaiole and Castellina, Radda is famed for its rolling hills, stunning scenery and of course pristine…

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