Figeac 1980

Apologies for the lack of postings recently. In the meantime, Lucy, one of my very good friends and WSET Diploma Student has kindly stepped in. Enjoy her first post below. Producer What a treat to be starting with a deliciously … Continue reading

Roger Sabon Lirac Chapelle de Maillac 2009

Producer Is there a perfect wine for Valentine’s day? Surely that depends on whether it is to be shared over dinner or simply enjoyed on its own. A fore-runner for the top Valentine’s match, regardless of situation or accompaniment, are … Continue reading

Chasse Spleen 2000

Producer Bordeaux can produce some of the finest wines in the world. However, they also make some pretty boring entry-level wines, which may be inexpensive but offer no value for money. Thankfully there is a level of quality wines in … Continue reading

Louis Magnin Arbin La Brova 2007

Producer Louis Magnin runs his small estate of eight hectares from the village of Arbin, which is close to the town of Montmélian in the Combe de Savoie. He currently farms organically, but is converting to operating a biodynamic system. … Continue reading

Josmeyer GC Brand Riesling 2009

Producer Alsace is at the forefront of the Biodynamic movement and it seemed that every producer we visited was either fully Biodynamic or heading towards conversion. Josmeyer is one of those that is fully Biodynamic. They are certified Organic by … Continue reading

Jean-Claude Lapalu Brouilly 2009

Producer Whilst Jean-Claude Lapalu could be seen to be following in the family’s footsteps by becoming the 3rd generation of winemakers, he has taken a very different approach. He founded the Domaine in 1996 and ceased selling to the local … Continue reading

Le G de Château Guiraud 2008

Producer This estate was originally named La Maison Noble du Bayle until 1766 when a Bordeaux merchant, Pierre Guirad, purchased it. Château Guiraud was classified in 1855 as a Premier Grand Cru de Sauternes. The Château is now owned by … Continue reading

Chapoutier Chante-Alouette 2007

Producer The Chapoutier family have a very long vinous history, they have been making wine in the Rhône valley since 1808. However, it is current owner Michel that has made the most radical changes; he has converted the majority of … Continue reading