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An update on recent Bordeaux Vintages – Part 1

This week is the UGC (Union des Grands Crus) Tasting in Bordeaux. A multitude of industry professionals will descend upon Bordeaux to taste barrel samples of the highly acclaimed 2009 vintage. While we're preparing to make our first offer of Bordeaux futures from the 2009 vintage available to you … More

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Revisiting 2003 Bordeaux

When high reviews came out for the 2003 vintage in Bordeaux, I was pretty skeptical. Really? Weeks of 100 degree weather producing Bordeaux of that caliber? I don’t think so. Grapes need slow ripening periods of mild sunshine and heat, with cooler temperatures at night. I was in France … More

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Club Claret – what is it all about?

Club Claret is about Bordeaux. Affordable and approachable Bordeaux. Wine you can drink now, wine that goes with food and wine that offers balance. If you are looking for a “cocktail” wine, Club Claret is not for you. If you want big fruit-bombs with high alcohol, Club Claret is … More

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Categories: Wine Recommendations
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What you don’t know about Bordeaux

It’s not all grand chateaux and dusty bottles that need 30 years cellar age. This historical region, which has been making wine for centuries, knows what it’s doing and does it well. Some wines are age-worthy collectibles, but the majority are meant to be drunk now and enjoyed with food. … More

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Introducing Club Claret

My name is Anthony Foster, Master of Wine, and I work with Club Claret. Club Claret is your fast track to the heart of Bordeaux.

We are always in touch with what is going on on a daily basis. I don’t live in Bordeaux but I am an … More

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Categories: New Arrivals, Wine Education
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