Category Archives: Wine tastings

1985 clarets – how are these developing?

One of the privileges of being the Fine Wine Manager is the quality of some of the tastings I get to attend and last week I was invited to something special. Our friends at Epping Forest Wine Society kindly invited … Continue reading

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Burgundy tasting at The Forbury

Book your place for a Burgundy wine dinner on Friday 1st March in Reading. Enjoy a tutored tasting of the exceptional wines from Château de Cîteaux and The Forbury’s award winning food.

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Make a date for a Fine Wine Dinner at the Forbury

Friday 9th November – Come and join us for a gourmet evening of great wines and fine dining at the Forbury Hotel in Reading. The price is £75 per person. The evening starts at 7pm with Champagne and canapés followed by a seated dinner … Continue reading

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Seña and the Judgement of Berlin… Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul…

Reading a marketing handout for Seña yesterday in preparation for our offer, reminded me of the film “Bottle Shock” which I happened to watch at the weekend. In Randall Miller’s 2008 film, Alan Rickman (a rather curious choice to play Steven … Continue reading

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Chateau Margaux tasting with Paul Pontallier

Academic openess and a possible Bordelais blind spot Yesterday afternoon I attended a fascinating tasting at Trinity House, London with Paul Pontallier, Managing Director of the Medoc first growth Chateau Margaux. He showed 15 experimental wines, served in 5 flights, demonstrating the … Continue reading

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Château Bellevue & Château St Pierre Dinner at the Institute of Directors

Our great friends the de Lavaux family, owners of several fine Right Bank Bordeaux châteaux, presented a selection of their wines at a dinner at the Institute of Directors, London on Thursday 26th January 2012 Francois de Lavaux, resplendent in … Continue reading

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Coe Vintners Fine Wine at the CLA Game Fair 2011

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) Game Fair is the country sports and lifestyle event of the year. Held at Blenheim Palace this year, in warm if sometimes cloudy weather, with Coe Vintners as sponsors of the VIP Club. … Continue reading

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Dinner with Daniel and Florence Cathiard of Smith Haut Lafitte

  Last week we were honoured to host a tasting dinner with the owners of Château Smith Haut Lafitte. The couple were in a celebratory mood as late the night before Robert Parker released his verdict on the 2010 vintage, awarding … Continue reading

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Smith-Haut-Lafitte tasting in London

Château Smith Haut Lafitte Grand Cru Classé de Graves, Pessac Léognan Join us for a tasting and dinner with Daniel and Florence Cathiard, owners of Château Smith Haut Lafitte on Wednesday 4th May 2011 at Mews of Mayfair, London “One … Continue reading

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