Neo Punta Esencia 2009 has just been voted the best Ribera del Duero by Decanter Magazine - 19/20 (96) points by Decanter Magazine.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Friday, 26 October 2012
Yesterday we at Bancroft Wines were privileged to welcome Cesare Benventeno from the Italian wine estate Pio Cesare for a tasting at our office. His family have one of the finest winemaking traditions in Piedmont. The wines are still made in the same building as they were in 1881 and the estate consists of 65 ha of some of the most picturesque and sort after lands in Northern Italy.
Located in the heart of Hitchin’s town centre, Hermitage rd. bar and restaurant is one of the town’s best loved eateries. Almost a year ago Howard, Ellene and their team hit the ground running when they decided to open their doors to the discerning public. Offering good food at very reasonable prices has proven to be a major hit in the current economy.
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Tim Atkin has just spent the last nine months compiling a comprehensive and compelling report on the wines of Argentina. His journey led him to taste more than 500 wines, skipping back and forth from London to Argentina in a bid to focus on wines of exceptional quality, compiling a fascinating list which includes only wines which scored 90 points and upwards. We were interested to find four of our Yachouya, Cafayate wines which have been tasted and scored below.
Monday, 22 October 2012
Friday, 19 October 2012
Chateau Viranel has been awarded 5 references du Languedoc in the French magazine, La Revue de France. Thus ranking it among the top 5 in the region, an incredibly impressive status to hold.
Thursday, 18 October 2012
No exciting trip begins mid afternoon... and sure enough the alarm rang out at 4.30am. Fumbling in the dark, the inevitable odd socks are matched with strange clothing combinations sure to elicit a wry smile from travelling companions and airport security alike.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
The Shiraz Barossa 2010 from Schild Estate has been given a "Smart Buy" in Wine Spectator's Advance buying guide for Novemeber 15th issue. The wine has been reviewed and given an impressive score of 92 by Harvey Steiman.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Monday, 15 October 2012
In the Barossa Valley, the Schild Estate is seeing the beginning of its bud burst in their Moorooroo Shiraz Ancient vines. As you caan see from the pictures the sun is shining and it is an excting time at the estate with these vines also celebrating their 165th birthday this year!
Saturday, 13 October 2012
Introducing the latest awards and scores for our fantsastic selection of Italian wines from producer Elena Walch. Some of their recent awards include the "Three Glasses" award from Gambero Rosso for the 2011 Gewürztraminer,Kastelaz wine.
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Friday, 5 October 2012
At its first public appearance and on the back of the tremendous 2010 vintage rating of 96 points, we've just found out that the 2011 Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded a Gold Medal at the 2012 Perth Royal Show.