1. Baux Séjour
    Posted On: September 19th, 2014

    Baux Séjour

    To Otto’s Restaurant at number 182 on the Gray’s Inn Road last night to sample a dazzling vertical of Domaine de Trévallon accompanied by a decadent menu of specially selected dishes. The eponymous Otto and I go way back to the days when he was buying wine for a grand fin de siècle restaurant called […]
  2. The 2012 Rhône Vintage Report Part 4: Domaine de Trévallon
    Posted On: February 26th, 2014

    The 2012 Rhône Vintage Report Part 4: Domaine de Trévallon

    At the end of last year after a whistle-stop trip down the Rhône sampling the promising 2012 vintage Jason Yapp took the opportunity to catch up with Antoine Dürrbach in the stunning new winery at his family's celebrated Domaine de Trévallon in Provence.     The 2012 vintage looks to be 'bien classique' with all […]
  3. Trévallon – The Provençal exception
    Posted On: October 16th, 2013

    Trévallon – The Provençal exception

    Back in July, at our pop-up shop in Exmouth Market, Jason hosted a tutored vertical tasting of the thrilling wines of Domaine de Trévallon, Eloi Durrbach’s world-famous domaine with wines dating back to the early Eighties. (Jason's review of that tasting can be found on our blog here). Jancis Robinson has recently written a review […]
  4. Tremendous Trévallon
    Posted On: July 8th, 2013

    Tremendous Trévallon

    One of the highlights of our 6 day ‘Pop-Up’ residency at number 38 Exmouth Market last week was a vertical tasting of 10 different vintages of Provence’s celebrated Domaine de Trévallon. The vineyard, which lies on the northern edge of the Alpilles massif, 25 kilometres south of Avignon, was first planted in 1973 by visionary […]
  5. Rhône Reconnaissance – Day 1
    Posted On: October 19th, 2011

    Rhône Reconnaissance – Day 1

    A 3.00am start in London to catch the ‘commuter’ flight to Marseille is never a joy but the blue skies and Provençal sunshine off-set any fatigue. We hit the ground running and were tasting at Domaine de Trévallon by 11.00. Antoine and Ostiane Durrbach gave us a warm welcome and we were treated to a […]
  6. Le Grand Aïoli  - ‘The Holiday of a Lunchtime’
    Posted On: July 13th, 2011

    Le Grand Aïoli - ‘The Holiday of a Lunchtime’

    A couple of years ago over a long and languorous lunch at Le Café Anglais, with chef-patron (and FT food guru) Rowley Leigh, I was lamenting the fact that while the cuisine of Provence is justifiably celebrated its best wines are regrettably overlooked. Rowley is a man of action who requires little encouragement and before […]
  7. Rhône Reconnaissance (Day 3)
    Posted On: November 8th, 2010

    Rhône Reconnaissance (Day 3)

    Fortified by a superb dinner at Guy Julien’s truffle-orientated restaurant ‘Le Beaugravière’ in Montdragon (which has a legendary Rhône wine list) we arrived in Châteauneuf-du-Pape on Wednesday morning greeted by a blue sky and southern sunshine. At Le Vieux Donjon Marie-José Michel and her daughter Claire gave us a warm welcome and the happy news […]

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