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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  […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

Sauté of calf’s kidneys with a Port and crême fraîche sauce

For lovers of offal, this is a quick and easy way to prepare a delicious tasty meal   For 4 people   Ingredients:   500gr calf’s kidneys 2 small onions finely chopped 100 to 150gr of thinly sliced Paris mushrooms or if in season cêpes Half a teaspoon of dried coriander in powder.   You […]

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LUNCH AT LE COLOMBIER

It’s always great to have a good local restaurant and we are lucky to have several around us to cater for the well-heeled residents of Chelsea & Kensington. Le Colombier is an oasis of French popular cuisine – a typical restaurant that you would find in any corner of France – no frills, entirely predictable, […]

THE WINE LIST AT LE COLOMBIER

Le Colombier is a typical French restaurant in London’s affluent Chelsea area. A review of a meal at a recent visit can be found on our restaurant review page which is available to  all readers, but this in-depth analysis of its wine list is available to Club Members only. The wines on the list are, […]

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Champagne Ayala

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 Michael Edwards profiles Ayala in Champagne. […]

Barboursville Vineyards

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 Kathleen Burk assesses the Barboursville Vineyards […]

Vincent Delaporte – a full profile

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. On this occasion Jim Budd reviews the […]

Boulevard Napoléon – A full profile

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. On this occasion a fine winery from […]

Calabrian Winery – Rocca Brettia – A full profile

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. On this occasion a top winery from […]

A new 3D map from Alessandro Masnaghetti

Following on the success of Alessandro’s 3D map of the Chianti Classico area, he has now brought out a superb 3D map of his favourite Barolo area. This is the map which all true wine lovers have been waiting for! Unique and innovative, it allows and assists the comprehension in one sole glance of the […]

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