Blogs behind the label


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 profiles an outstanding domaine from […]

Dog Point Vineyard

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 profiles one of the best […]

The Latest – August 2019

The Summer Sale continues until 15th August and we are offering all a 20% discount on our guides and our lead free crystal glasses.  Find details of your discount code here. Leading Champagne House of Deutz have sent us their  assessment of the 2019 season vine flowering. They ask “Should we now consider hard winters […]

Visit one of the UK’s oldest vineyards (Worcs) or sleep amongst the vines (Glos)

Astley Vineyards (Worcestershire) https://www.astleyvineyard.co.uk/ Telephone:  01299 822907 Email:  office@astleyvineyard.co.uk Producer profile from 11th Edition – Updated  Once the most northerly vineyard in the world, Astley Vineyard was established in the Severn Valley 10 miles north of Worcester in 1971. The original founders, the Bache Family were visionaries, planting varieties such as Madeleine Angeline and Siegerrebe […]

Heading South West ? Visit a vineyard in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

Langham Wine Estate (Dorset) https://langhamwine.co.uk/ Telephone:   +44(0)1258 839095 Email:  info@langhamwine.co.uk Producer profile from the 11th edition – updated In the heart of Dorset, a jewel of Hardy Country,the Langham Estate sits next to the magnificent Bingham’s Melcombe manor house, Grade 1 listed, and little changed since the reign of Edward VI. The Langham vineyard was […]

Antica

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 provides a new profile of […]

La Pèira

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 profiles one of the very […]

Tenuta Sant’ Antonio

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 profiles recently added Tenuta Sant’Antonio […]

Biondi-Santi

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 profiles recent changes at Biondi […]

SUMMER PUDDING WITH CHANTILLY CREAM

SUMMER PUDDING WITH CHANTILLY CREAM 600GR OF FROZEN SUMMER FRUIT OR 500GR OF FRESH SUMMER FRUIT 100/120 GR SUGAR  A DASH OF APPLE JUICE, A SQUEEZE OF LEMON JUICE A DASH OF LIQUEUR OF YOUR CHOICE PAPER THIN SLICES OF BROWN BREAD, 200GR OF DOUBLE CREAM Put the sugar with a dash of apple juice […]

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An Interview with Matteo Furlan – UK Sommelier of the Year

Matteo Furlan, the head sommelier at The Ritz, London, has recently been voted the Villa Sandi  UK Sommelier of the Year by showing remarkable in-depth knowledge of wine and wine service skills. I know – I was one of the judges! Having earned this top accolade, I wanted to know what makes him tick. Here’s an […]

Wine Calling (Le Vin se Lève)

Wine Calling (Le Vin se Lève)   I recently saw this film at The French Institute in South Kensington, made with great passion by director Bruno Sauvard and here is the Press Release   “Recently the world of wine has been in full effervescence, shaken by a counter culture as strong as the rock scene […]

The Latest – July 2019

The Latest – July 2019 Summer Sale! Summer is upon us at last and imbued with the spirit of adventure we are offering all a 20% discount on our guides and our lead free crystal glasses until August 15th. Find details of your discount code here. Holiday news! We are very pleased to announce that we […]

Château Talbot

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. Talbot and […]

Ferghettina – full profile

For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from the 11th & 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 profiles Ferghettina  in Lombardy. Ferghettina (Franciacorta) Roberto […]

Member winery updates for July 2019

We have now been providing our Club behind the label members with regular updates for the now published 11th edition of Wine behind the label and here we bring you our updates for the 12 edition. Here then is the full list of updates to July 2019. We have included 31 new profiles and have […]

Summer Sale

Summer is upon us at last and imbued with the spirit of adventure we are offering all a 20% discount on our guides and our lead free crystal glasses (not Masnaghetti products) until August 15th. To claim your discount go to “Shop” on our website, choose your product and enter the coupon code “Summerdeal20” when […]

Visit and taste at some of the English wineries featured in our 11th Edition – HAMPSHIRE

As summer beckons do your thoughts turn to a long, languorous summer visiting beautiful vineyards; perhaps in France in or Italy; Champagne or Tuscany? In these uncertain times we hope to tempt you with wonderful opportunities closer to home. In our latest 11th edition of Wine behind the label we cover 25 English wine producers […]

Breaking News

We are very pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Good Wine Tours who have been in the business of providing excellent wine tours for many years. You will see from their website that they have tours ongoing to various parts of the world and whilst the summer ones are pretty much full up, they […]

Vinteloper

For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from the 11th & 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 Vinteloper  from the Adelaide Hills […]

Bodegas Lan

For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from the 11th & 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 Bodegas Lan  from Rioja. ❁ […]

An interview with Brian Lynn of Majella Winery in Coonawarra & Australia’s iconic wine blend

The Shiraz Cabernet blend is Australia’s signature wine. Over 40 years ago, Max Schubert, the creator of Grange Hermitage (as it was then called), set the stage for hundreds of Australian wine producers to create their own version of this iconic blend – in some way unique to Australia in enabling it to rank with […]

The Latest – June 2019

We have much to update you with from winery reviews, Fenavin 2019, the London Wine Fair 2019 and more. Winery Reviews to catch up on are from Switzerland, Greece, Washington State, USA, France, Italy and Australia: Weingut zum Sternen (Aargau), Mitravelas Estate (Peloponnese), Betz Family Winery (Washington State), Ch. Clos Haut-Peyraguey (Sauternes 1er CC), Ch. […]

Weingut zum Sternen

For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from the 11th & 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 Weingut zum Sternen  from Switzerland. […]

Mitravelas Estate

For all our readers we will now be bringing you regular full profiles from the 11th & 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 Mitravelas Estate  from Greece. >> […]

Fenavin 2019 – Spain’s Leading Wine Fair

This article is of particular interest to the wine trade and in particular wine buyers. The organisers specifically focus on sponsoring trade missions putting buyers in touch with Spanish wineries of all sizes. Whether a small specialist importer or a larger retailer the fair will be of interest. Over the next few weeks I will […]

DOMAINE PEYRES ROSES

This story is one of generational change. In 2000 Olivier and Astrid Bonnefont bought 20 hectares of land near Cahuzac-sur-Vère in Gaillac, South-West France, to establish a winery. In 2007 the operation became organic; they encouraged a wide variety of insects and plants in the vineyard, eschewed the use of chemicals, and worked the land […]

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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 an 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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