Wine Behind The Label 11th Edition - The Award Winning Wine Guide

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Château Canon

For all our readers we will now be bringing you two regular weekly full profiles from the 11 edition of Wine behind the label with our ratings. This should give you an excellent idea of what you can enjoy when purchasing a full guide or signing up for Club membership

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Domaine de Trévallon

For all our readers we will now be bringing you two regular weekly full profiles from the 11 & and upcoming 12th editions of Wine behind the label with our ratings. This should give you an excellent idea of what you can enjoy when purchasing a full guide. Here David

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Snippets from the 2019 Vintage

A Couple of News Snippets from the 2019 Vintage  It’s harvest time in Montalcino. Bindocci: “It will be a great vintage” The harvest is in full swing in Montalcino and grape growers are hard at work picking, which as far as Sangiovese destined for Brunello is concerned, will continue throughout the first ten days of October. There is great cause for satisfaction among the rows in the vineyards because 2019 could turn out to be similar to some of recent great vintages. “In analytical terms I would venture a comparison

Neville Blech (7th July 1937 – 6th September 2019)

Wine behind the label co-editor, leading contributor and managing director Neville Blech passed away on Friday morning, 6th September at the age of 82. He had been battling cancer for a number of years. He was a qualified chartered accountant whose very considerable knowledge and expertise encompassed both food and wine. He subsequently becamea successful restaurateur and wine merchant before embarking on his final adventure as a wine writer and publisher. Having qualified as a chartered accountant in 1959 he became passionate about food and wine whilst working (for Price

Very sad news

I am very sad to inform you that our co-editor, colleague and friend Neville Blech passed away on Friday morning, 6th September. He had been battling cancer for a number of years. The Wine behind the label team will miss him immensely. We shall continue to develop Wine behind the label and as always, we had many plans for the future and we are sad that we cannot now progress these with Neville. I shall miss comparing notes with him as I approach the autumn tastings here in the UK. His

Fourcas Dupré bought by a Breton entrepreneur.

Ch. Fourcas-Dupré Listrac On July 31, 2019, Gérard Jicquel acquired Château Fourcas Dupré in Listrac-Medoc. This French entrepreneur is a co-founder and partner (with Christian Roulleau who acquired Château Dauzac in Margaux at the beginning of the year) from the group SAMSIC, leader of integrated services to companies and sponsor of the Arkéa-Samsic cycling team. This very discreet Breton seeks to develop his investments in France. “For me it is a return to the earth,” he says exclusively for Anthocyanes.fr. “I am passionate about wine, especially tasting, with a passion

Champagne Deutz - News of Flowering

The leading Champagne house of Deutz have just sent us their assessment of the 2019 season vine flowering. This is what they report.   “Should we now consider hard winters to be a thing of the past? That is the question we can legitimately be asking ourselves this year. We certainly didn’t have any really cold weather in winter 2018-2019. There were only a few morning frosts and a little bit of snow, forcing us to temporarily stop work in the vineyards, reminding us that we were in winter. We

News of Wine Paris 2020

For wine merchants, buyers and restaurants we are bringing you some advanced details of the substantial Paris based wine fair held early next year. Here then comes news of the event from the organisers. After a successful inaugural event and with 7 months to go before it officially opens, WINE PARIS is more than ever confirming its status as a major international wine trade event in Paris. With support from all the wine marketing boards, it is poised to welcome over 2,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors, including 35% from outside

Maison Boisset acquiring Alex Gambal

The Boisset wine group is in the course of completing the purchase of the small American owned Burgundy producer Alex Gambal. The Boisset family has significant winery investments in France and in California with a vineyard area of over 700 ha. They also have an involvement in leading wine writer Steven Spurriers English sparkling wine project in Dorset, Bride Valley Vineyards. Boisset barrel cellar Key Burgundy producers in the group are Bouchard Père et Fils, Antonin Rodet and Domaine de La Vougeraie. The firm also has holdings in Chablis, the

The London Wine Fair 2019

The London Wine Fair is a  great event for discovering new wineries and renewing our acquaintance with old ones. During the three days of this event we tasted many wines and we will, in due course, be writing up our assessments of the wines we tasted. Listed below are wineries which we have highlighted and the vast majority of these will receive the benefit of a full entry in the 12th edition of the guide. Club members will have the privilege of being able to read these entries in advance

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