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Wine Lovers Continue to Toast World-wide

The team at Remedy Liquor in Los Angeles have produced some interesting statistics about wine consumption around the world. Test your friends’ knowledge next time you play Trivial Pursuits in the pub!     4 Interesting Facts About Wine     Foodies love to try something new every now and then, but their connection with the […]

BORDEAUX 2016 FROM THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER – PART 7 – POMEROL

We are very privileged to be able to have Jeff Leve – Founder, Contributor and Editor of “The Wine Cellar Insider” as our Guest contributor with an edited version on his tasting of the recent 2016 Bordeaux wines en primeur. This is the seventh of a series and for the full version,  go to http://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/2017/04/2016-pomerol-report-tasting-notes-ratings-harvest-info-buying-guide/ Jeff Leve […]
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BORDEAUX 2016 FROM THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER – PART 6 – PÉSSAC-LÉOGNAN & GRAVES

We are very privileged to be able to have Jeff Leve – Founder, Contributor and Editor of “The Wine Cellar Insider” as our Guest contributor with an edited version on his tasting of the recent 2016 Bordeaux wines en primeur. This is the sixth of a series and for the full version, go to the winecellarinsider.com/…/2016-pessac-leognan-graves-tasting-notes-ratings-red-white-wine-ratings-best-wines/ […]
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Bordeaux 2016 from The Wine Cellar Insider – Part 5 – Pauillac

We are very privileged to be able to have Jeff Leve – Founder, Contributor and Editor of “The Wine Cellar Insider” as our Guest contributor with an edited version on his tasting of the recent 2016 Bordeaux wines en primeur. This is the fifth of a series and for the full version, go to  http://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/2017/04/2016-pauillac-tasting-notes-ratings-best-wines/ Jeff Leve […]
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Bordeaux 2016 from The Wine Cellar Insider – Part 4 – Saint-Julien

We are very privileged to be able to have Jeff Leve – Founder, Contributor and Editor of “The Wine Cellar Insider” as our Guest contributor with an edited version on his tasting of the recent 2016 Bordeaux wines en primeur. This is the fourth of a series and for the full version, go to  http://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/2017/04/2016-margaux-tasting-notes-ratings-best-wines/ Jeff Leve […]

Bordeaux 2016 from The Wine Cellar Insider – Part 3 – Margaux

We are very privileged to be able to have Jeff Leve – Founder, Contributor and Editor of “The Wine Cellar Insider” as our Guest contributor with an edited version on his tasting of the recent 2016 Bordeaux wines en primeur. This is the third of a series and for the full version, go to  http://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/2017/04/2016-margaux-tasting-notes-ratings-best-wines/ Jeff Leve […]

Bordeaux 2016 from The Wine Cellar Insider – Part 2 – Saint-Éstèphe

We are very privileged to be able to have Jeff Leve – Founder, Contributor and Editor of “The Wine Cellar Insider” as our Guest contributor with an edited version on his tasting of the recent 2016 Bordeaux wines en primeur. This is the second of a series and for the full version, go to  http://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/2017/04/2016-saint-estephe-tasting-notes-ratings-comments-top-wines/ Jeff Leve […]

Bordeaux 2016 from the Wine Cellar Insider – Part 1

This report covers wines from two appellations, the Haut Medoc and the Medoc , as well as Listrac and Moulis . Those two main areas are massive. Due to their size, as you would expect, the terroir and soils are variable. Terroir really mattered this year, because 2016 Bordeaux is a vintage marked by extremes. The first half of the year was so […]

Greenwood – A new restaurant in Victoria

Guest blogger Dr Catherine Baudino, discovers a beard bar (among other offerings) in a new local restaurant Greenwood   The Nova Building, Victoria Street, SW1   I visited this new eatery for the first time yesterday – some 3 months after its opening.   The welcome was friendly and worthy of the best restaurants.   […]

Joe Roberts: what causes red wine headaches?

In the wine business, it’s sometimes joked that the most headaches a wine will ever cause happen long before that wine ever gets sipped, since grape-growing and winemaking can be so stressful – particularly when the grapes are harvested. For some people, however, the headache comes after drinking the wine, and it’s no joke. For those folks, […]

Q&A with Elias Fernandez winemaker at Shafer Vineyards in Napa

As part of the 10th edition of  Wine Behind The Label we selected 16 highly talented winemakers who have consistently been able to produce five and sometimes, super five star wines for extra recognition. The first of which we profile here, Elias Fernandez, chief winemaker at Shafer Vineyards in Napa, California.   Where and when were you […]

Richard Siddle: why Georges Barbier sets the standards for rest of on-trade suppliers

The UK on-trade is particularly well blessed to have such a choice of small, dedicated, highly focused and passionate wine suppliers that can offer a wide range of eclectic, innovative and edgy wines.  Many of which, like Red Squirrel Wine and Indigo Wine, are relatively still new kids on the block. But the idea of […]

What makes a 5 star hotel, even more than 5 star quality?

Michelin and other travel guides and sites all identify the necessary components of a 5 star hotel classification – ratio of bathrooms to bedrooms, size of hotel, location, the entire experience etc. But what makes a 5 star hotel, even more than 5 star quality? First impressions count of course: the size and style of the entrance, […]

CRAFT BEERS CAN BE JUST AS INTERESTING AS GOOD WINE

Mary Riebold is a high powered actuary who lives and works in New York City. Her overriding passions are opera and beer (maybe with wine and chips coming not far behind!) and she travels all over the world in pursuit of them. I caught up with her at the Buxton Opera Festival in the Peak […]

What makes a good concierge?

Catherine Baudino is a business woman who frequently has to travel on her own. In her blog she points out the importance of finding a good concierge to help out with any problems. Wine, food AND travel is an important part of our website – if you would like to be a guest blogger with […]

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