Blogs Behind The Label


Blogs Behind The Label

The Latest – October 2019

New Blogs, Wine Dinner, Gift Card & member discounts We did not send out a Newsletter in September as our colleague, Neville Blech sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer on 6 September so as you might imagine there has been a lull in activities. We cover Neville’s last two blogs below. Blogs on the […]

Vineyards to visit in Surrey and Berkshire

Greyfriars Vineyard (Surrey) https://www.greyfriarsvineyard.co.uk/tours Telephone:   +44 (0) 1483 813712  Email:  info@greyfriarsvineyard.co.uk   Producer profile from 11th Edition Michael and Hilary Wagstaff, who met at Oxford, took over this fine vineyard in 2010 known for the quality of its grapes since its inception in 1989. Mike, with a further Masters from Imperial in marine engineering was […]

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 which includes a complimentary full […]

Gróf Degenfeld

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 which includes a complimentary full […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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