25 April 2014

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From 100% Pinot Noir, the parcel in question covers 0.73 hectares, identified by Cedric as capable of producing the ultimate expression of a black graped Pinot Noir that has been treated with bio-dynamic care.

The result is profound, rich ,earthy and vinous. The freshness on the palate provides a perfect foil to all this gravitas, and the wine has both the power and the baletic elegance to be extremely versatile and to keep for a number of years.

( Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

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In the first of a series about popular grape varieties, Anne McHale MW, one of our brilliant education team, helps you identify and understand the finer points of Cab Sav.

Cabernet Sauvignon has become a famous international grape variety. Interestingly, genetic profiling has shown that it is the offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, and indeed shows qualities of both. It is the grape variety responsible for some of the world's most famous wines: the top red wines of …

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By Simon Field MW of Berry Bros. & Rudd Rudd Wine Blog 8 days ago.
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Simon Field MW advocates Portugal's flagship fortified wine as a sensational accompaniment to any chocolate-based indulgence this weekend may hold.

Dark and bitter needs dark and sweet to temper its indulgent flavours: Port, of course, is wonderfully versatile, and Quinta do Noval's superlative Late Bottle Vintage exemplar is a fantastic match for dark chocolate. Traditional LBV is bottled four years after the harvest, unfined and unfiltered, and is both powerful and pure, …

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By Julia Harding of JancisRobinson.com 10 days ago.
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Calling all Riesling lovers who will be in or near London on the evening of Monday 12 May. Purple Pagers can benefit from a 25% discount and pay just £15 for a ticket to this fantastic Riesling tasting, featuring great wines from all of the following estates around the world. Many of the.

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By steve of STEVE HEIMOFF| WINE BLOG 22 days ago.
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Ned Goodwin , said to be the only MW living and working in Japan, has written a thought-provoking piece that's worth reading in full. For me, his essential take-home point is that Japan is experiencing what he calls "the Galapagos effect," an "isolation dynamic" that takes its name from the island chain, off the west coast of South America, where species that went extinct elsewhere somehow stayed on, or developed exotic new features, because the islands are so remote.

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By allan of CellarBlog 23 days ago.
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But, most of the wines are good, some of them are even excellent. As Tim Atkin, MW wrote before heading to Bordeaux:

Of course there will be some good wines produced in 2013. Bordeaux is a marginal climate that is used to dealing with adverse conditions: 2011 and 2012 weren't easy vintages either. Using techniques such as green harvesting, sorting tables and reverse osmosis, not to mention the rigorous selection of their best barrels, the top châteaux should produce …

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By Alex Hunt of JancisRobinson.com 22 days ago.
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In my day job, I work for a wine company, and that company is 50 years old this year. One of my annual tasks is to coordinate the production of our wine list, an illustrated 150-page document containing too much of my prose. The company's anniversary has been a marvellous excuse to rootle around.

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Australia, and was formerly SI contributing editor based in Delhi. Harshal entered the Master of Wine programme, while still in India, and calls it "an arduous, masochistic pilgrimage, leading to what some would regard as the pinnacle of wine qualifications." Left: MW graduates pictured at Vintners' Hall in London in early November 2013

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(Simon Field, MW, BBR Buyer)

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Wines for our Berrys' own selection are hand-picked by our expert buyers and are standard-bearers of style and quality from classical wine regions, offering exceptional value for money.

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Berrys' own selection Madeira wines

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