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2016 Union des Grands Crus Bordeaux Tasting and Summary of the Vintage

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2016 Union des Grands Crus Bordeaux Tasting and Summary of the Vintage

On Tuesday 16th October, the Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux held its annual tasting in Lindley Hall, London. A chance for members of the trade to try the 2016 vintage from chateaux throughout the Bordeaux region. It’s always a great opportunity for those in the wine trade. Not only to taste the recently released wines but to meet the makers, owners and representatives of the chateau. It’s an opportunity I greatly appreciate and am fortunate enough to be able attend. With this said, I don’t often drink such young Bordeaux, and forming opinions on how they might age and...

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日本酒は何ですか。What is Sake?

日本酒は何ですか。What is Sake?

Well to begin with, and in the spirit of being thorough (and not just pedantic!), the use of the word Sake in the western world is, while not entirely incorrect...

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Fine Wine Fraud: How To Foil The Fraudsters

Fine Wine Fraud: How To Foil The Fraudsters

Over the last few years fine wine fraud has gone from something that was sometimes quietly discussed in the back rooms of the leading auction houses to front page...

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2016: (Another) Vintage of the Century?

2016: (Another) Vintage of the Century?

There's been a lot of talk in fine wine circles of late regarding the Bordeaux 2016s. The general consensus of opinion seems to be that the wines are, in some...

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