Thursday, 29 November 2012

Wine Spectator Top 100 for Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz

Schild Estate Wines is very proud to announce that their 2010 Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz has been included in Wine Spectator’s 2012 Top 100 wines. The highly respected US wine publication bills the listing as its “Annual Roundup of the Year’s Most Exciting Wines”.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Pitchfork Cabernet Merlot 2010 gets 94 points from Halliday

Pitchfork Cabernet Merlot has been rated in James Halliday's Top 100 wines of 2012. Rating a massive 94 points this wine represents fantastic value for money.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Ten Minutes by Tractor gets great reviews in the Good Wine Guide

Ten Minutes by Tractor has just received some fantastic reviews in the current issue of the Good Wine Guide with most wines receiving 90 or more points.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Oxford College Tasting, by Sean Burbridge

So, the time arrived for yet another visit to Trinity College in Oxford for the autumn college tasting. The wines had been delivered, the invites sent out, and the tasting sheets, spittoons and corkscrew were onboard ready for my journey from Cambridgeshire.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Red Squirrel Wines reviews Matosevic's Malvasia Alba

Great review again from Red Squirrel Wines on Youtube - this time for our Croatian Malvasia from Matosevic.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Alex Harper wins the Young Wine Writer of the Year Award 2012

Last night, Alex Harper was awarded the Young Wine Writer of the Year Award 2012 for her entry on the personalities of wine.

Cederberg Wines to be served on South African Airways business class

We are really pleased to hear that Cederberg Chenin Blanc 2012 and Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 will both be served on South African Airways business class flights in 2013!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Red Squirrel Wine reviews Aromes Sauvages, Alicante-Bouschet 2011

Chateau Viranel's Aromes Sauvages Alicante-Bouschet 2011 has been reviewed on youtube by our friends at Red Squirrel Wine.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Meursault and roasted chestnuts, by Jason Busby

I have discovered a new wine and food matching whilst visiting my Father in the mountains in Southern Spain.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The Young Wine Writer of the Year 2012

We are really pleased to hear that Alex has been shortlited for the Young Wine Writer of the Year 2012 for her entry on The personalities of wine.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Schild Estate's Moorooroo Vineyard is 165 years' old

Schild Estate Wines is celebrating a milestone birthday for its world--‐renowned Moorooroo Vineyard, which Is now 165 years old.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Review of Ten Minutes By Tractor's "Wallis" Chardonnay 2010

Ten Minutes by Tractor from Mornington Peninsula is well known in the wine trade for producing superbly elegant Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. A recent review in the Australian Wine Review written by Andrew Graham on the Wallis Chardonnay 2010 highlights the minerality and saltiness that is achieveable with this fantastic terroir.


Wallis Vineyard, Mornington Peninsula

Monday, 12 November 2012

The Jugged Hare reviewed in this month's Decanter

In this month's Decanter Magazine (December 2012), the Jugged Hare has received a great review.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Burgundy Trip (2011 Vintage) - Day Four, written by Jason Busby

An early start as we managed to slip in a last minute meeting at 9am with Mugneret-Gibourg in Vosne Romanee, with another 3 meetings and a 2 hour drive to Lyon airport ahead of us there was a distinct quieter feel to the team, although all excited about the wines ahead. With nine of the finest reds I have ever had the pleasure to taste in one sitting including three Grand Cru in a charismatic cellar more than 100 years old was the way I’d like to start most days!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Excellent scores for Château du Cèdre, Cahors

Pascal and Jean-Marc Verhaeghe produce excellent Malbec from their increasingly biodynamic vineyards. Château du Cèdre consists of three parcels of land of the top two types of the Cahors Appellation. The brothers produce superb, well crafted wines that provide a very pleasurable drinking experience. 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Burgundy Trip (2011 vintage) - Day Three, Written by Jason Busby

A short sleep and up and going in the frosty morning to Sylvie Esmonin for a full day of meetings. Met by the old brown Labrador before Sylvie came smiling out of her laboratory to take us to her cellar for one of my favourite tastings.

Sylvie Esmonin

Cederberg Awards Success

Cederberg  has managed to rack up an impressive collection of medals in recent competitions, most notably achieving a Gold, three Silvers and a Bronze in the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Tacchino success at the Tre Bicchieri 2013 Awards

Bancroft Wines would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our producers, Alessio and Romina Tacchino, on their recent successes at Italy’s most coveted wine event, the Tre Bicchieri.

Burgundy Trip (2011 Vintage)- Day Two, written by Jason Busby

Early rise for a stodgy croissant and some yoghurt and a few strong coffees to wake the taste buds and the body. A lovely start to a winter’s day with a Puligny tasting at Jacques Carillon’s pristine winery.

Jacques Carillon

Friday, 2 November 2012

Cederberg obtains 5 Star Rating from Platter's Guide

Cederberg has recieved yet another accolade for their exceptional wines, this time from Platter’s Guide. Platter's Guide tells the stories behind South Africa’s cellars, people and brands. It places the romancticism back into wine, which is often missing from the picture.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Autumn Cambridge College Tasting, by Sean Burbridge

All started well on Tuesday morning as Mike turned up at my house on time, ready to head to Cambridge for our biannual Cambridge College wine tasting event.

Burgundy Trip (2011 Vintage) - Day One, by Jason Busby

An early start to get to Gatwick for our flight to Lyon. No mention of terminal confusion! Arrived mid morning in a sunny Lyon to collect car ready for 2 hour car journey to Beaune, one of my favourite places on earth, with its uncommercial, friendly atmosphere - oh and some of the greatest wines available.