Friday, 18 January 2013

2009 Schild Estate Shiraz flies Business Class with Emirates

Schild Estate Wines is delighted to reveal that Emirates Airlines will be pouring the 2009 Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz in its Business Class cabins, starting later this month.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

When Ruchottes changed my life, by Alex Robertson

2012 has been a fantastic year for me on the tasting front and whilst flicking through my tasting book I was reminded of an absolute dream of a tasting I enjoyed with my colleagues as guests of a Bancroft client. At a favourite BYO restaurant near our offices we were spoiled with the opportunity to compare a line-up of Burgundies from Georges Mugneret Gibourg and Joseph Roty. 
Philippe Roty

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Martin found a friend in 2012 in the Morgon from Jean Foillard

To pick just one wine as my star from 2012 is hard work. It goes without saying that bottles are regularly opened, discussed and written up. At home corks are pulled and wines enjoyed in a slightly different way. Wines socially are very different animals to those taken through their paces in the laboratory like conditions at work and in the cellar, complete with discussions of PH level and viticultural techniques. At home, thankfully, these situations, though essential, become simply distant memories. For this reason alone I have selected my star wine of last year.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Can Jason choose a single wine as his favourite from 2012?

I’ve been asked to write a short piece on my favourite Bancroft Wine for 2012. Sorry, impossible, as there isn’t just one – Cliché I know but it depends on my mood and the occasion, and also who’s buying!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Montelena's Bo Barrett interviewed by PBS

Chateau Montelena's Master Winemaker Bo Barrett is interviewed by PBS.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Mike's favourite wine of 2012 - Cotes du Rhone Bouquet des Garrigues, Clos du Caillou 2011

This wine is a real crowd pleaser and everyone at Bancroft likes this wine. I truly feel this is a wine all should try and I always recommend it to my customers who in turn swiftly discover a regular following from their diners.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Alex Harper chooses her favourite wine of 2012...well tries to

Pick my Favourite wine of 2012? This is a little too ‘Sophie’s choice’ for me. To pick just one out of such an all star cast is a tough call. 

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Cordier’s Bourgogne Blanc 2010 sold out - buy the 2011 quick! By Sean Burbridge

Christophe Cordier’s Bourgogne Blanc is quite new to the Bancroft range. I was on the Bancroft Burgundy trip when we tasted the 2009 vintage. To buy it seemed an absolute no brainer...