Circle Tasting: 20th anniversary of Minervois-La Lavinière

Neil Fairlamb and Richard Lane (a guest at the tasting) collaborate to celebrate the progress made in 20 years of Minervois-La Lavinière in bringing elegance to the Languedoc. The tasting took place on June 16 at the Naval Club in Mayfair. The Naval Club in London`s Mayfair seemed a world away from the craggy windswept foothills of the Montagne Noire in Languedoc`s Aude Valley that Richard Lane ...
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Time and terroir: A study of South African Chardonnay

John Downes MW reflects on the changing face of South African Chardonnay and how winemakers are searching for cooling climates for this demanding variety. He reports on the Circle's special wine tasting presented by Bouchard Finlayson, Paul Cluver and De Morgenzon Estate at this year's London Wine Fair. There was a first day buzz as Lia Poveda, the global ambassador for Bouchard Finlayson; Andrie...
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A brief history of grape wine in China

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Following a rising star from the east

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Franciacorta: It’s all in the ‘lies’…

Linda Johnson-Bell provides her takeaways from CWW’s recent Franciacorta seminar, in which Franciacorta’s UK brand ambassador, Tom Harrow, described how and why Franciacorta is forging its own identity. The event was held at The Naval Club, Hill St, Mayfair, London, on 3rd July, 2018. This won’t be a primer on the ABC’s of Franciacorta – the region of land between Lake Iseo and Brescia, and one o...
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Benevolent’s #NotAlone campaign makes debut at LIWF

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The wonderful world of wine and music

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Decoding Spanish wine labels

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