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Biodynamic Pontet Canet out on a limb – Comme ‘the wine has only one jury and that is the consumers’

There is a quote I like about being like a tree. It reminds me of the biodynamic wine producer Pontet Canet in Pauillac and their philosophy on making wine which seems to be ‘ruffling feathers’ in the world of wine. Go out on a Limb – They are going it alone, ‘out on a limb’ to … Continue reading

Fronsac: the Renaissance of a Forgotten Wine Region

By Nicolle Croft First published in Gilbert & Gaillard International magazine Once upon a time there was a beautiful land of castles and forests where two deep rivers wound their way through hillsides of grape-clad vines that made wine fit for kings. Today few have even heard of Fronsac, which through history was so revered, and … Continue reading

Bordeaux Vintage 2014 – what they are saying about the wines so far

The hot autumn sunshine saved the day but now the wine is leaving the vats and going into barrel, what is it like? Most people will answer that it is too early to say….and it is but here goes Fruity, juicy, fresh, pretty wines with supple tannins for medium-term drinking rather like 2012. Better than 2008 and … Continue reading