1. Rhône 2015 Research – Day 3
    Posted On: November 2nd, 2016

    Rhône 2015 Research – Day 3

    The final leg of our Rhône 2015 trip featured the South. The degrees always seem to climb and the sunglasses come out once one passes Valence and a flatter, warmer landscape takes shape.     First stop Vacqueyras, where Yves Cheron and right-hand man Jerome Cartier took us through their reliable range of domaine and […]
  2. Rhône 2015 Research - Day 2
    Posted On: October 24th, 2016

    Rhône 2015 Research - Day 2

    Our tasting tour continued in style on our second day with a coveted appointment at Domaine Jean-Louis Chave where the eponymous patron gave us a warm welcome in the autumn sunshine before we descended to his subterranean cellars.     Jean-Louis was pretty stoic about losing a significant percentage of the potential 2016 harvest to […]
  3. Rhône 2015 Research - Day 1
    Posted On: October 19th, 2016

    Rhône 2015 Research - Day 1

    I understand the concept of modern air travel, but still find it slightly unsettling that one can turn off a spur of the M4 at 5.00am and be tasting Côte Rôtie in a cellar in Ampuis before coffee.     Arriving at Domaine Champet, Joël, Max & Romain were hard at it pressing the last […]
  4. Rhône Value
    Posted On: September 19th, 2016

    Rhône Value

    Rhône wines continue to offer outstanding value across the board. OK, we declare our partiality at the outset of this piece. We are Rhône lovers, Rhône merchants and, for the umpteenth time, IWC Rhône Merchant of the Year. But allow us, at least, to make our case. Northern Rhône wines (which count for just 10% […]

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