The latest – March 2019


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 advantage of the pre publication discount which expired on January 1st and apologies to those who have ordered since and who haven’t received their book(s) yet. To the latter, we will be arranging to refund 10% as a goodwill gesture and to others who can order before March 29th we can offer a 10% discount by entering the coupon code “printdelay10”

Over the past month, Michael Edwards has given us his take on the 2017 Burgundies en Primeur and has suggested some gently priced offerings from this superlative vintage. I have attended a Master Class on Southern Italy’s finest wines which shows just how these wines have improved over the past few years.

David and I have posted up full profiles of two new producers (to us at least) Cobb Wines from Sonoma Coast and 1848 Winery, reputed to be Israel’s oldest winery, established in 1848 (of course!).  This is part of a series of full profiles that we will be posting up over the months.

In Wine News from around the web, we focus on a report about a link between cannabis and alcohol and the death of Brunello’s most iconic winemaker, Gianfranco Soldera.

Just in case the Pound takes a nosedive against the Euro come Brexit day – we have put in a special offer for our Mark Thomas hand-made (and mouth-blown) lead free crystal wine glasses – 20% off until March 29th by using the coupon code “mt20off” to get a 20% discount from the prices on the Mark Thomas shop page. Also on the print version of the new 11th edition we are offering a 10% discount until March 29th due to the problems we had with the printers but which are now solved and the books are available for shipping. 

Club behind the label members are, of course, able to obtain a 25% discount on the above products by simply logging in and going to the appropriate page where the prices are already worked out for them. They can’t use these coupon codes on top of their members discounts of course!

And on the subject of Club members, they shouldn’t forget that we have posted up some exclusive pages which can only be viewed when they are logged in. Kathy Burke’s in depth review of the Robert Biale winery in the Napa Valley, my in depth analysis of Tyddyn Llan’s great wine list for value and quality and Sonia’s superior pancake recipe for Shrove Tuesday.

Finally, Sonia and I took advantage of a super lunch deal at our local Michelin-starred restaurant – Phil Howard’s Elystan Street. You can read our review of the delicious food and not-so-cheap wines here

Happy eating, happy drinking and happy travelling

Neville

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