Category Archives: New Arrivals

A drink with the Crowleys

They are here. And almost gone. I speak of the Downton Abbey wines, a white and a red from Bordeaux of which even Carson would approve.

We tasted these wines yesterday and were quite impressed. Though some wines that latch on to a celebrity name or brand are not stellar … More

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Wines that Rock

When it comes to wine, gimmicks abound. Funny labels and tag lines can help sell a wine, but sometimes what’s inside doesn’t deliver. But sometimes it does.  Wines that Rock represents that time when a great theme delivers both cleverness AND good wine. Described as “great tasting wines inspired by … More

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Impressions from Bordeaux

I recently returned from a glorious week in Bordeaux, touring the different appellations and tasting through the 2010s of each district’s wines. Some of these tastings were held privately at the Chateau, where only the wines from their specific property were tasted. Some were organized communal tastings at a Chateau, where … More

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Tasting the 2009 Vintage in Bordeaux



I have just spent three amazing days in Bordeaux tasting over 300 wines from the 2009 vintage. Mike and Rich joined up with Patrick Baugier and myself to see for ourselves what this much heralded vintage is all about. In a word it is AWESOME.

Patrick is a … 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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