Updated: Tasting notes decoded

Updated: Tasting notes decoded   How to understand tasting notes: Are you puzzled by terms like dosage and flavours like leafy? Dosage After a traditional-method sparkling wine is disgorged, the liqueur d’expédition is added to create the final dosage. This addition of sugary liquid is used to balance the high acidity levels. With the correct…

November Fine Wine Price Update

November Fine Wine Price Update Data on the fine wine market according to the London Vintners exchange AND our monthly valuations showed another increase in the fine wine market in November versus Octobers prices. This month showed exceptional gains, with performance in many first growth Bordeaux Vintages. Bordeaux maintains the lions share of the market…

The last ten years: China

The last ten years: China If we look back to 2006 and consider how mainland China’s wine market has changed, it’s first worth considering just how young that market was. By 2006, the imported wine market was barely 15 years old and Chinese wine production, though expanded in the 1980s, had not yet made the…

How to choose the best Thanksgiving wine

How to choose the best Thanksgiving wine Choosing Thanksgiving wine is a minefield of trying to pair with many flavours of the dinner table and attempting to please all the family. Ray Isle gives us his top tips for finding the perfect bottles…   ▪ See the 2016 wine recommendations from William Kelley below Writing about Thanksgiving…

Dom Pérignon P2 Rosé 1996: Review

Dom Pérignon P2 Rosé 1996: Review Michael Edwards reviews the newly released Dom Pérignon P2 Rosé 1996 along with its older sisters, the 1995 & 1993… Dom Pérignon’s chef de cave Richard Geoffroy was eloquently realistic about Champagne’s place in the world, talking before the launch of the Dom Pérignon P2 Rosé 1996. ‘There’s one…