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Bargain of the week, the month, the year, the century?

A customer who ordered a bottle of Ch. Pichon Lalande 2001 at £260 in the Manchester branch of Hawksmoor Restaurants, received a whopping bonus by getting a bottle of Ch. Le Pin 2001, on the wine list at £4,500, by mistake. Le Pin is a cult wine, highly priced for its quality and scarcity value […]

Are The Lancet’s Alcohol Consumption Forecasts Inflated?

We thought this report from the IWSR, the leading source of data and intelligence on the alcoholic beverage market, was interesting referring to a new study published in the medical journal The Lancet which reports a considerable upsurge in the global consumption of alcoholic drinks. However, the IWSR figures indicate “Many drinks operators are now […]

Windsor Great Park Vineyard Sparkling wine

At a recent wine tasting I came across the 2014 vintage sparkling wine from the Windsor Great Park Vineyard. It was placed amongst other sparkling wines, including Champagnes, and turned out to be the best of the bunch. A hint of butterscotch on the nose, the gentle bubbles combine with a elegant freshness on the […]

Breaking News!

On our Value for Money Wines Pro App we update the app with new producers, new wines, updated ratings and updated price bands for existing wines AT LEAST EVERY 3 MONTHS.   For those who are already subscribers, we have just added over 700 new wines from over 100 producers (new and old) as well […]

YOHAN CASTAING’S TOP 100 BORDEAUX 2018 WINES – THE TOP 10!

Yohan Castaing is the founder and director of Anthocyanes, a young man of 40 (at least he wants to believe) whose passion for wine has never stopped since his early years in the family vineyards. Yohan is from Bordeaux, but turned very quickly to the wines of Burgundy and the Rhône and began commercial studies without ever departing from […]

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YOHAN CASTAING’S TOP 100 BORDEAUX 2018 WINES – 11-20

Yohan Castaing is the founder and director of Anthocyanes, a young man of 40 (at least he wants to believe) whose passion for wine has never stopped since his early years in the family vineyards. Yohan is from Bordeaux, but turned very quickly to the wines of Burgundy and the Rhône and began commercial studies without ever departing from […]

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UPDATE – MAY 7th

When we sent you out “The Latest” last week we mentioned that Club behind the label members could get access to Yohan Castaing’s detailed tasting notes on his top 100 Bordeaux 2018 wines. We gave a little taster to everybody by making numbers 91-100 free to read by all. We hoped you liked it. We […]

YOHAN CASTAING’S TOP 100 BORDEAUX 2018 WINES – 21-30

Yohan Castaing is the founder and director of Anthocyanes, a young man of 40 (at least he wants to believe) whose passion for wine has never stopped since his early years in the family vineyards. Yohan is from Bordeaux, but turned very quickly to the wines of Burgundy and the Rhône and began commercial studies without ever departing from […]

YOHAN CASTAING’S TOP 100 BORDEAUX 2018 WINES – 31-40

Yohan Castaing is the founder and director of Anthocyanes, a young man of 40 (at least he wants to believe) whose passion for wine has never stopped since his early years in the family vineyards. Yohan is from Bordeaux, but turned very quickly to the wines of Burgundy and the Rhône and began commercial studies without ever departing from […]

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YOHAN CASTAING’S TOP 100 BORDEAUX 2018 WINES – 41-50

Yohan Castaing is the founder and director of Anthocyanes, a young man of 40 (at least he wants to believe) whose passion for wine has never stopped since his early years in the family vineyards. Yohan is from Bordeaux, but turned very quickly to the wines of Burgundy and the Rhône and began commercial studies without ever departing from […]

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YOHAN CASTAING’S TOP 100 BORDEAUX 2018 WINES – 51-60

Yohan Castaing is the founder and director of Anthocyanes, a young man of 40 (at least he wants to believe) whose passion for wine has never stopped since his early years in the family vineyards. Yohan is from Bordeaux, but turned very quickly to the wines of Burgundy and the Rhône and began commercial studies without ever departing from […]

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YOHAN CASTAING’S TOP 100 BORDEAUX 2018 WINES – 61-70

Yohan Castaing is the founder and director of Anthocyanes, a young man of 40 (at least he wants to believe) whose passion for wine has never stopped since his early years in the family vineyards. Yohan is from Bordeaux, but turned very quickly to the wines of Burgundy and the Rhône and began commercial studies without ever departing from […]

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YOHAN CASTAING’S TOP 100 BORDEAUX 2018 WINES – 71-80

Yohan Castaing is the founder and director of Anthocyanes, a young man of 40 (at least he wants to believe) whose passion for wine has never stopped since his early years in the family vineyards. Yohan is from Bordeaux, but turned very quickly to the wines of Burgundy and the Rhône and began commercial studies without ever departing from […]

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Yohan Castaing’s Top 100 Bordeaux 2018 wines – 81-90

Yohan Castaing is the founder and director of Anthocyanes, a young man of 40 (at least he wants to believe) whose passion for wine has never stopped since his early years in the family vineyards. Yohan is from Bordeaux, but turned very quickly to the wines of Burgundy and the Rhône and began commercial studies without ever departing from […]

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The Latest – May 2019

This month there are several new Full Entries of Winery Reviews from our 11th Edition, posted up by David and Neville. Do please browse through them all and click on the links for further information.   Neville has posted up a blog on how he used our Value for Money Wines Pro App to pick […]

Umamu Estate

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 Moore profiles Umamu Estate  from […]

Castello di Ama

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 Neville Blech profiles Castello di Ama  […]

Clarendelle, Inspired by Haut-Brion unveils its new emblem

Domaine Clarence Dillon, the family company owner of Château Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion and Château Quintus, is pleased to announce a distinctive new brand identity for the wines of Clarendelle, Inspired by Haut-Brion. The new logo, adorned by a crown and two majestic lions, is borrowed from the Dillon family coat of arms and provides a […]

Yohan Castaing’s top 100 Bordeaux 2018 wines – 91-100

Yohan Castaing is the founder and director of Anthocyanes, a young man of 40 (at least he wants to believe) whose passion for wine has never stopped since his early years in the family vineyards. Yohan is from Bordeaux, but turned very quickly to the wines of Burgundy and the Rhône and began commercial studies without […]

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Pan fried fillet of marinated sea bass with English salsify and Ras Hanout rice

  The fish: Sea Bass or any other fish   125 gr of filleted skinned fish per person. Put an equal quantity of Hoisin sauce, sweet chilli sauce and soya sauce on a plate, enough to marinate the fish plus some extra for the sauce. Chop some fresh ginger very finely, about the size of […]

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Want your limited edition, own label, batch of Champagne?

If you would like to show your family and friends that you have a unique own label batch of Champagne from a well thought of small producer, then head down to Le Mesnil-sur-Oger on June 14th to bid for the right to have a lot of 216 bottles of Champagne tailor made for you by […]

Jean-François Jacouton

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 Moore profiles Jean-Francois Jacouton  from […]

Bordeaux 2018 : A vintage for wines having a soul

Yohan Castaing is the founder and director of Anthocyanes, a young man of 40 (at least he wants to believe) whose passion for wine has never stopped since his early years in the family vineyards. Yohan is from Bordeaux, but turned very quickly to the wines of Burgundy and the Rhône and began commercial studies without […]

Château Clinet

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 Neville Blech profiles Ch. Clinet a […]

Organic Wine Forecasted to Reach 87.5m Cases Globally by 2022

This is a report from the ISWR, who track total beverage alcohol trends through granular volume, value and forecast data and insights spanning over 150 countries. European Markets Drive Demand and Growth London, UK – Though organic wines represent a small subset of the total global still wine industry, new research from IWSR Drinks Market […]

How to turn Value for Money Wines into Exceptional Value for Money Wines

The other day I received an email from Waitrose Cellar offering 25% discount on all wines provided you ordered at least 6 bottles (not all of the same wine either)   They do list a number of wines which rate as value for money on our Value for Money Wines Pro App, but I wondered […]

Monthly member winery updates for April 2019

We have now been providing our Club behind the label members with monthly updates for the now published 11th edition of Wine behind the label and this month marks the first of our updates for the 12 edition. Here then is the full list of updates for April 2019. We kick off with 14 new […]

Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey

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 Neville Blech profiles Ch. Clos Haut-Peyraguey […]

Betz Family Winery

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 Moore profiles the Betz Family […]

The Latest – April 2019

Our March highlights and updates for you since the last Latest! David found many excellent wineries showing at the Thorman Hunt 40th Anniversary Portfolio tasting and highlights will be featured in our blogs in the next few weeks. Meanwhile you can catch up with Neville’s profile of Rocca Brettia, a top winery in Calabria, Michael […]

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