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Sassicaia 1995 – one of the greats

Lafite, Latour, Margaux, Romanée-Conti, Yquem, Le Pin, Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Françaises. We’ve all heard of some of the famous names in the world of wine. Names and vintages that resound with perceived greatness, of inimitable experiences. Words that are whispered … Continue reading

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The Best of Italy

As a follow-up to my post outlining how to get to grips with Italian wine labelling, I thought I’d illustrate the approach with a few examples of the finer and more common Italian wines seen on the export market. North … Continue reading

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Primum Familiae Vini – Part 1

“A good bottle of wine is an empty one” – Christophe Brunet Primum Familiae Vini (PFV) – Latin for “The First Families in Wine” – is an exclusive association of the greatest family-owned wineries in the world. Membership is restricted … Continue reading

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