1. Wine of the Week: Castello della Rosa's Medal Winning Pair

    This week's featured wine is actually a pair: a perfectly mature, medal winning twosome from the extraordinary Castello della Rosa. Made in the Orion family vineyards in the Northern Italian Province of Trentino, and only in the finest vintages these wines offer superb value, bottle age, and quality. Continue reading

  2. 98-point Brunello 2010 En Primeur

    From our Wine Director, Tom Harrow: I have been vociferously enthusing about 2010 Brunello since tasting variously in 2011 and 2012 from barrel (also see my How to Spend It - Divino Tuscany report). James Suckling stole a march on other wine writers (much to their chagrin) and organised a pre-release December tasting of this recently-bottled vintage of the millennium, giving the expected stratospheric scores which have made it impossible to wait any longer to mention as buyers are now jostling for allocations. Continue reading

  3. Champagne Magnums: Extraordinary Two for the Price of Two Offer

    Yes, you read that correctly – we’re offering a huge zero per cent discount on the price of 1500ml Champagne magnums (as compared to two 750ml bottles of the same wine). In contrast to bleach and duty-free whiskey, Champagne doesn't get less expensive per millilitre when you purchase it in bigger bottles. Instead, you will often pay a 10-15% premium (related to the non-standard packaging, shipping and storage required) to pour Champagne from the bigger bottle. Continue reading

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