The first images have arrived from yesterday’s terrific Winter Trade & Press Tasting held at the Vintners Hall. More will follow… Save the date – Jascots’ next Trade & Press Tasting Tuesday 12 February 2013 at a location near you.
The latest addition to our growing Burgundy list is this small domain, whose cellars lie below the mediaeval ramparts of Beaune itself. Domaine des Terregelesses is an historic 7 hectare estate that, starting with the 2009 vintage, has opened an exciting new chapter as the André family has resumed day-to-day running of the whole winemaking [...]
By Alastair Pyatt. My my my today was a day to knock the socks off even the most jaded wine professional – the third day in Bordeaux started rather inauspiciously with a trip out to the back and beyond of the Medoc and the rather obscure Chateau d’Arsac. For the un-initiated (which until about 8 [...]
By Alastair Pyatt. Up at 7 this morning for a hearty breakfast of croissants, pain au chocolat, fruit and enough coffee to see us through the day and soon we were heading through the city centre, past the urban sprawl and out towards the gravel outcrops and perfect symmetry of Bordeaux’s much fabled vineyard. First [...]
By Alastair Pyatt. Well, here we are in elegant and ever so-chic Bordeaux (finally) after spending not a small amount of time sitting on the tarmac at Gatwick, thanks to those pesky scamps at French Air Traffic control mostly being on strike. After our chairman, head of purchasing and sales director got some inevitable shut [...]
Tom Cannavan makes The War Horse Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2011 his wine of the week on wine pages. Follow this link and watch the video…. http://www.wine-pages.com/temp/war-horse.htm Tom posted the following great comments: The War Horse, Chenin Blanc 2011, South Africa Chenin Blanc is the most widely planted wine grape in South Africa, though [...]
What a day yesterday’s Trade & Press Tasting was at Somerset House. There were so many great people there. We loved it and we think they loved it. On our exit pole the top five most favourite wines for the day were: Best Sparkling/Champagne – Champagne André Roger, Grand Cru, Vieilles Vignes [13%] Best Northern [...]
By Jack Scott Having heard all about the fall in production of the Languedoc and the gobbling up of 15% of the Languedoc’s production by the Chinese, David Round MW, James Fleetwood Mac and I prepared our palates with Côte de Boeuf the night before setting about the mission of blending this year’s House Wines [...]