Our Wine Journal

Our musings about the notable and newsworthy.

Every day we meet great people and extraordinary product.

From time to time we reflect these experiences in our Wine Journal to share with you. In doing so, we hope to develop a library of useful information that can benefit anyone who wishes to explore the mystical world of wine with us.

  We are over the moon to bring you our November Rare and Fine Wine Auction. This auction will be in two parts as we are privileged to have the greater part of the cellar of an industry champion. After over 20 years in the wine...

5th May 2012 by Tim Atkin The wine world thrives on novelty: new vintages, new flavours, new producers. In some ways, this is both understandable and necessary. Creating a bit of sizzle around a category that, in the UK at least, is struggling against a combination of...

by Wine Folly, September 12th, 2019 Guide to Alsace Wine Alsace has always been in a bit of a pickle. Its perilous location on the border of Germany and France made the area a tug-of-war for centuries. Today if you visit Alsace, you can see how the...

Sotheby's sells ultra-rare Bordeaux for hundreds of thousands of dollars. But its President of Wine, Jamie Ritchie, says there are also fantastic values to be had—if you know where to look. By Ray Isle [caption id="attachment_1545" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Portrait of Jamie Ritchie,  PHOTO: ©ETHAN HILL[/caption] You’ve been with the...

My wife and I love to travel. My bother in law and his family are very much action travellers and adrenalin seekers. My sister in law and her husband are real intrepid travellers. We are very much gastronomic travellers. I can’t wait to dive into...

By Liv-ex August 21, 2019 Bordeaux, Fine Wine Market, Spotlight on, Wine Investment Owner: Sichel and Mahler-Besse families 1855 Classification: Third Growth The Liv-ex Classification 2019: Second Tier Vineyard area: 66 ha Colour: Red Grape varieties planted: 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot Other wines: Alter Ego Palmer History A portrait of...

 

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