Lost in London – France’s Small Independent Wine Producers

The UK market is saturated with wine, surprising really with the second-highest duty in the EU (behind Ireland) at £1.90 per bottle (an increase of 46% in the last 4 years). Add VAT and it totals £2.40 per bottle. It is a very difficult market to enter, particularly if you are a small producer on your own. The smaller independent … Continue reading Lost in London – France’s Small Independent Wine Producers

Napa Women Winemakers exchange with Bordeaux

Last week Bordeaux played host to a group of fifteen women winemakers and vineyard owners from the Napa Valley including Heidi Barrett the winemaker for the cult wine Screaming Eagle. It was infact the return trip of a group of 'women in wine'from Bordeaux who visited the most coveted new world vineyard in January of … Continue reading Napa Women Winemakers exchange with Bordeaux

2007 a year for the whites

Graves 2007 a year for the dry whites and a lot of work in the vineyards Dominique Hervlan, President of the Syndicate of Graves explained that white wines were uniformly successful if not lacking a little volume. For the reds as long as a lot of work was done in the vineyard this year (spraying, … Continue reading 2007 a year for the whites