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Vintage report from Domaine Bourdic

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Come summer it was already quite obvious that the 2012 grape harvest would be later than last year. The first trials which we did at the beginning of August confirmed the delay. At the end of August we had the most tremendously strong north winds (more than 80kms an hour) and very high temperatures both […]

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Domaine du Tunnel wines by Stephane Robert

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We are pleased to announce the new arrival of a brace of wines from the Rhone, France. The Domain du Tunnel Cornas is their 2007 vintage crafted using 100% Syrah grapes from vines of at least 50 years old from 15 hand selected plots in the Cornas AOC. Priced at £36.65 inc VAT this is […]

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2009 Vintage report from France

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“The first word that jumps from all comments is ‘early’. Most of the Estates acknowledge the fact that they never finished the harvest that soon. Clos Labade quote : “Harvest is usually associated with Fall. Shall we have to change that to Summer? We finished on September 23rd. Other common impression : ripeness and high […]

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Chateau Camplazens updates

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Château Camplazens was awarded two gold medals in international competitions this year Premium 2007 – Gold Medal in the Decanter World Wine AwardsLa Garrigue 2007 – Gold Medal in the International Wine challenge, the IWC. These awards continue the recognition of the quality of the wines from Château Camplazens in international competitions and follow the […]

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Remy Pannier Sauvignon – Top 100 Vin de Pay

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The 2009 Vin de Pays of France tasting has put Ackerman Remy Pannier Sauvignon in the top 100. The panel of judges included Tim Atkin MW, Oz Clarke, Rosemary George MW and Charles Metcalfe amongst other respected experts. The areas classified as VDP include: Vin de Pays d’OcVin de Pays du Val de LoireVin de […]

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