Blogs behind the label


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 […]

The latest – March 2019

A lot has happened since out last Latest report. We have finished the 11th edition of Wine behind the label and whilst the downloadable pdf has been available for some we have had some issues with the printers and it is only just now that we are able to ship. Apologies to those who took […]

A superior pancake dish recipe for Mardi Gras

Forget about tossing a few pancakes and filling them with jam or ham on Shrove Tuesday – impress your friends with Sonia’s superior recipe for a pancake filled with a smoked salmon mousse and prawns, accompanied by asparagus and served on a smoked salmon and tomato sauce. Crêpes farcies à la mousse de saumon fumé […]

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A Fascinating full profile from Israel

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 Israel. […]

Elystan Street

It’s always nice to find a local neighbourhood restaurant that offers top quality food at reasonable prices. Mind you, you may have to compromise by taking a lunch menu offer, but that’s no bad thing. Sonia and I are very lucky to have a few great restaurants near where we live and having been prompted by […]

The Wine List at Tyddyn Llan

It’s been a little while since we did an in depth analysis of a wine list as we have been heads down getting the 11th edition of Wine behind the label to bed. Now that this has been done we turn our attention to a Michelin-starred restaurant in the depths of North Wales which has […]

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A pre Brexit offer

 A PRE BREXIT OFFER  Mark Thomas lead free Crystal Glassware from Austria Now is a good time to acquire beautiful Mark Thomas lead free wine glasses, hand blown in Austria.  Wine behind the label represents and sells Mark Thomas Glassware in the UK and Ireland.  We can assure you of a 20% discount on our […]

Cobb Wines – a full profile

For all our readers we will now be bringing you two regular weekly full profiles from the 11 & 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 new profile from the 11th edition. […]

Robert Biale Vineyards

This is a family-owned artisan winery in the Oak Knoll District of Southern Napa Valley. The Biale family have farmed there since the late 1930s, but it was only in 1991 that the Robert Biale Vineyards as such was established. Robert Biale’s father, Aldo Biale, was only thirteen years old when an accident at the […]

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How Southern Italian wines can now vie with the best

Masterclass “A showcase of Southern Italy’s finest” – Richard Ballantyne MW   It wasn’t so many years ago when the wines of Southern Italy were being sent up to the North to bolster up some of the weaker efforts of Italy’s more prestigious wines. Indeed, varietals such as Fiano d’Avelllino and Falanghina were regular components […]

Burgundy en primeur 2017

Once the 2017 was safely in, growers in Burgundy were in holiday, relaxed mood. With good reason, for ‘17 brought much kinder weather, an even and steady ripening and – at last – good quantity for everyone along the Côte d’Or. Very good news after the traumas of frost and hail, three years in a […]

Extension of the pre publication discounts

Imbued as we are with the spirit of Christmas, we have extended the expiry date of our pre publication discounts to January 1st. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year   Neville and David

Wine behind the label 11th digital edition is ready for downloading

Here are the key facts and numbers   This edition now runs to 2613 pages 251 new winery profiles Existing profiles updated Nearly 4,000 wineries with full profiles Approaching 7,000 wineries covered with wines rated Over 26,000 wines rated Major update and overhaul of wine region maps Value for money winemaker awards New Stellar Cellar […]

Update on 11th edition and Wine dinner on October 8th

We really have our heads down doing the final edits for the 11th edition of Wine behind the label. The digital pdf version should be ready either at the end of this month or early next month and the printed version will follow shortly afterwards. Watch this space for more. New numbers :   Over […]

Les Jardins d’Anaïs

  If you ever find yourselves in Luxembourg (and we do often to meet some relatives and friends), you should dine at a beautiful restaurant called LES JARDINS D’ANAÏS set in a huge conservatory with tables in a beautiful garden near a canal. It is also a boutique hotel, situated in the Grund, the old […]

Monthly winery profile updates for July/August

We have now been providing our Club behind the label members with monthly updates ahead of the publication 11th edition of Wine behind the label and this month marks the first full year of these. Here then is the full list of updates including the recent bi-monthly upload for members for July/August ahead of the […]

The pro version of our value for money wines app is now here and available to download

This App is called Value for Money Wines Pro, which comes loaded with over 25,000 wines from top producers in the world as found in Wine behind the label. The wines chosen are those wines which have been rated in Wine behind the label over the last 15 years. There are over 25,000 of them […]

Monthly winery profile updates for June

We have now been providing our Club behind the label members with monthly updates ahead of the publication 11th edition of Wine behind the label. We have now completed 123 new profiles and have added updates to a further 152 profiles including adding new wines and ratings. No fewer than 146 separate regions or appellations […]

AZERBAIJAN – LAND OF FIRE

AZERBAIJAN: THE LAND OF FIRE We chose Azerbaijan as a destination for a week’s holiday for no reason: pure curiosity – that it had hosted the Formula One, Saha Hadid had designed one of the most modern and psychedelic cultural museum in Baku, that it was or had been the centre meeting point for the […]

Monthly winery profile updates for May

We have now been providing our Club behind the label members with monthly updates ahead of the publication 11th edition of Wine behind the label and this month marks the first full year of these. Here then is the full list of updates including the recent upload for members for April. We have now completed […]

New App: Value for Money Wines

  We have developed a new Wine App to save anxiety and money when choosing a wine in a shop or restaurant. The Value for Money Wines App will compare the price you are being asked to pay for the wine against the value criteria established in Wine behind the label. A completely free version is now available to download, for both IOS […]

Monthly winery profile updates for April

We have now been providing our Club behind the label members with monthly updates ahead of the publication 11th edition of Wine behind the label and this month marks the first full year of these. Here then is the full list of updates including the recent upload for members for April. We have now completed […]

Coteaux du Giennois celebrates 20 years as an appellation

Appellation Coteaux du Giennois is celebrating its first 20 years this year. In 1998 it was promoted from VDQS to full appellation contrôlée status. The VDQS category was created in 1949 and was intended as an in-between status between vin de pays and full appellation. Giennois became a VDQS in 1954. VDQS came to end […]

Monthly winery profile updates for March

We have now been providing our Club behind the label members with monthly updates ahead of the publication 11th edition of Wine behind the label. Here then is a full list of updates including the recent upload for members for March. We have now completed 98 new profiles and have added updates to a further […]

Monthly winery profile updates for February

We have now been providing our Club behind the label members with monthly updates ahead of the publication 11th edition of Wine behind the label. Here then is a full list of updates including the recent upload for members for February. We have now completed 95 new profiles and have added updates to a further […]

The Loire Central Vineyards – expansion and renaissance

The last 27 years has seen very considerably changes in the Central Loire Vineyards. With one sole exception it has been a tale of success and expansion. It is fascinating to compare the area planted in each of the Central Loire appellation in 1990 with the area planted in 2017.  An overall increase of 2451 […]

In-depth analyses of top restaurant wine lists

Club behind the label members are beginning to receive in-depth analyses of top restaurant wine lists, rated for value and quality, and we thought that we might give everybody a taster of what we are doing in this respect. So for one time, and one time only, here is a preview of what members receive […]

The Wine List at Andrew Edmunds

Andrew Edmunds is a trader and expert in old prints and an opportunity some years ago to acquire the premises next door his Soho establishment and turn it into a restaurant to primarily show off his love for good wine, had enabled him to achieve that, but most importantly at reasonable prices. It’s a bistro-type […]

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