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We are pleased to announce the 10th edition of Wine behind the label has now been published.

We're very excited about this, but you can still get a 20% discount off the printed hard cover book (now £40.00) and a 50% discount off the digital version (now £14.50) of the 9th edition.

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Download and enjoy full extensive reviews of 30 of the most popular Wine Countries and Regions in our 447 Page Taster Guide

It is made up of exactly the same pages that make up the main Guide, containing the very same quality Images, Maps, and Winery Profiles, that helped Wine Behind The Label become, what the “Fine Wine Magazine” said...

Could well become the annual Guide, by which all others are judged”!

Now as you can imagine, we’re extremely proud of such a glowing testimonial.

But we feel sure that once you have read your free Mini-Guide, that you too will realise, just why we have attracted that kind of industry acclaim.

Check out the latest 9th Edition version of our Wine Behind The Label Guide...

Is now available in hardback copy or in a fully searchable digital ebook download format.  The hardback version is delivered totally Free of Charge to all customers in the USA or UK.

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It is made up of exactly the same content and pages that make up the main guide, containing the very same high quality Images, Maps, and Winery Profiles as the main guide itself.  This mini guide covers all 30 + countries & regions that are reviewed in the new 9th edition of the Guide. READ MORE>

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After two hard years of updating and editing, Wine behind the label 9th edition is born!
Editors David Moore and Neville Blech along with their team of contributors have provided the most comprehensive overhaul of the project in its extensive history. As well as the guide there will be much else to look forward to in the coming months: READ MORE>

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Featured Wineries

Beyerskloof Stellenbosch Winemaker and Winery

Beyers Truter, runs this property in a partnership which includes UK based wine merchant Simon Halliday. Here he makes stylish and vibrant Pinotage in a light and elegant style and a dense and burly premium red, the Field Blend which combines Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot. This is in a rich chocolatey style with abundant evidence of new oak. It will be better with five years [...]

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Bilton Stellenbosch

Big, full-blown reds are made here with no shortage of new oak being used. The original Helderberg property dates back to 1726 although Bilton as a modern wine producer was much more recently established with the maiden vintage of 1998 providing just 100 cases. The potential though is much greater than that, the estate vineyards cover some 80 ha and as well as the Bordeaux vari [...]

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AA Badenhorst Swartland

This is a tremendously exciting small winery based in Swartland halfway between Wellington and Malmesbury producing great red and white. As well as the two premium labels covered here the winery also produces a well-priced second label red and white both called Secateurs. The Badenhorst cousins have restored a run-down cellar on their farm which was used originally as a winery [...]

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Beaumont Walker Bay

Based in the Bot River Valley, the Beaumont family farm is halfway between the coastal village of Hermanus and the higher altitude vineyards of Elgin. Good reds are fashioned here as well as some of the better Chenin Blancs in the Cape. In addition to the wines covered here Goutte d’Or (Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc), the premium Vitruvian red blend and Mouvèdre along with a por [...]

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Neville's Blog

A glimpse of the 2016 Bordeaux wines

GRAND CERCLE 2016 PRIMEURS TASTING   It’s early, really early to get an idea of what the 2016 Bordeaux wines are going to be like.   Already there is talk from the vignerons that 2016 is going to an outstanding vintage. With 2015 already being hailed (justifiably) as the best vintage since 2010, is 2016 going to surpass it?   At a tasting in L [...]

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Friarwood’s 50th Anniversary Tasting

When I had my restaurant, I was of course, inundated by wine suppliers trying to sell me wine. As my list was considered pretty adventurous and avant garde in those days, I didn’t have much time for conventional, run of the mill wholesalers. One such of these was Friarwood, who seemed to major on Bordeaux wines and as a consequence, I never bought anything from them. Bu [...]

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Another Fine Evening Matching Wine and Food

It’s always an extreme pleasure to be invited to Nick and Lesley Richards for dinner. Lesley is a really accomplished amateur chef and Nick’s ability to choose quality wines and store them until they are mature enough to drink satisfactorily is legendary. The wine theme for this evening was New Zealand. Here is what we ate:   Nibbles:   Japanese seaweed th [...]

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2017 ADT Tasting – Part 2

Crowds at the 2017 ADT photo credit Steven Morris The end of January saw the latest annual Australia Day Tasting. It was the largest one yet seen in London and over 1,000 wines were shown from 31 different wine regions. There is also increasing diversity in the style of wines being made and the grape varieties now being cultivated, with those from Italian origins increasing si [...]

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David's Blog

2017 ADT Tasting – Part 2

Crowds at the 2017 ADT photo credit Steven Morris The end of January saw the latest annual Australia Day Tasting. It was the largest one yet seen in London and over 1,000 wines were shown from 31 different wine regions. There is also increasing diversity in the style of wines being made and the grape varieties now being cultivated, with those from Italian origins increasing si [...]

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New and diverse wines at the 2017 ADT Tasting

Crowds at the 2017 ADT photo credit Steven Morris New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania The end of January saw the latest annual Australia Day Tasting. It was the largest one yet seen in London and over 1,000 wines were shown from 31 different wine regions. There is also increasing diversity in the style of wines being made and the grape varieties now being cultivated, wit [...]

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Wine behind the label 10th edition coming very soon

Wine behind the label 10th edition coming very soon We thought we should bring all our readers some important news. The 10th edition of Wine behind the label, the authoritative guide to the best wine producers and their wines is now in preparation. The digital download will be ready at the end of November and the printed hard cover 1000 page book will be available in early [...]

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Wine behind the label 10th edition coming very soon

Wine behind the label 10th edition coming very soon We thought we should bring all our readers some important news. The 10th edition of Wine behind the label, the authoritative guide to the best wine producers and their wines is now in preparation. The digital download will be ready at the end of October and the printed hard cover 1000 page book will be available in early No [...]

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News From Around the Web

South West becomes France’s biggest exporting region to the UK

The lure of good value, versatile, consistent but different wines from the  South West of France has helped make it the biggest exporting region in France to the UK,  according to latest figures released by French customs. The figures are quite outstanding with the South West as a whole seeing UK exports leap by 32% in value, and 36% in volume in 2016 compared to 2015. [...]

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London to host its first landmark event to recognise importance of bulk wine

A further sign of how important bulk wine and bottled in market wine is becoming to the way wine is bought and sold is the growing significance of the The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show on the global wine industry. Leading players in the bulk wine industry, including producers, wineries, importers, distributors, brokers and retailers are already set to head to San Fr [...]

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Bordeaux 2016 on course to be best vintage since 2010 say leading producers

More positive signs are emerging about the quality of the 2016 vintage in Bordeaux as many of the region's producers look to give the trade a sneak preview of the wines ahead of en primeur at this week's The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux tasting in London. Despite a difficult growing period the stars aligned for a particularly hot August and September, which was then hit [...]

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Chancellor hits UK wine trade with 3.9% inflationary rise on duty

Duty on wine in the UK is to increase in line with inflation, despite the trade urging the government to slash the rate by 2%. In his first budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced that there would be no such cut in duty, dashing the hopes of those in the sector who had been campaigning for it to be reduced. In reality he pushed through an inflation [...]

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The Latest

THE LATEST

THE LATEST   It’s been a while since I have reported to you what’s going on at Wine behind the label, but that’s because we have been busy working on a new website which will completely overhaul the old one. It should be up and running in two or three weeks, but in the meantime we have been able to put together a few pertinent articles on our current website, f [...]

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The Latest – It’s Summer Sale Time!

It’s Summer sale time! We are pleased to announce that the 10th edition of Wine behind the label is due for publication in the late autumn. We’re very excited about this, but whilst you are waiting for it, we are offering a 20% discount off the printed hard cover book (now £40) and a 50% discount off the digital version (now £14.50) To find out how to obtain thes [...]

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THE LATEST

TWO NEW CONTRIBUTORS TO OUR TEAM Deborah Parker Wong, our USA West Coast contributor, is standing down because of other commitments and has introduced us to Ilona Thompson, who authors the award-winning wine blog www.palatexposure.com.  Ilona will be instrumental in updating our California, Oregon and Washington State entries for the next edition of the guide and will be pr [...]

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THE LATEST – JIM BUDD JOINS THE TEAM

A lot has happened since I last posted “The Latest” Firstly – a BIG welcome to Jim Budd who is going to be updating the Loire Valley and South-West France sections for us. Jim is the acknowledged expert on the wines of the Loire Valley and also a fierce exposer of rip-off wine investment companies. You’ll be hearing a lot from Jim soon. Secondly – I have jus [...]

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Restaurant Reviews

Eli’s Table – a birthday treat

As I have mentioned before in these pages, I like to spend my birthday week in New York and to particularly find a restaurant that has good food, a good wine list with prices that won't break the bank. Eli's is a big cavernous place with well-spaced tables - so different from the cramped surroundings of Graffiti where we ate the previous night. But it's what's on the plate w [...]

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Graffiti

One of the more intriguing things about the New York restaurant scene is the ability to find little gems that are going to please and won't break the bank. It's easy to to pay huge sums for eating at the cult and the Michelin starred restaurants, but finding good food at a reasonable price is a difficult exercise. A tip off steered us in the direction of Graffiti -a tiny Asi [...]

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A few days in l’il ol’ Noo York

I like New York. I like to go there around my birthday time. I like to take in the vibrant atmosphere of Manahattan. So yesterday we kicked off with a day-long visit to the Metropolitan Museum to take in a bit of art and to catch up with some of the latest exhibits. Most fascinating was the exhibition of the art produced during the reign of the Iranian rulers of the twelf [...]

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Midsummer House

Midsummer House is a very lovely seemingly unassuming country cottage hiding one of the very best restaurants in the country behind its façade. Daniel Clifford is an amazing chef, well deserving of the 2 Michelin stars awarded to him. It was good to have food that was not too clever by half and dishes that tasted of the component ingredients. There are two set menus (no choice [...]

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