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Beringer’s Laurie Hook comes to London

In April 2014, Beringer's Chief Winemaker Laurie Hook came to London to showcase her Private Reserve Cabernet collection - with vintages dating back to 1987, plus some component wines from the current 2010 vintage.


Laurie is only the 7th winemaker in Beringer's 138 year history and in every vintage she selects the best lots from the producer's vineyards throughout Napa Valley, each chosen for its terroir expression.  Her goal?  To make the very best Cabernet Sauvignon that Napa Valley can produce.

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Viña Ventisquero’s New Enclave Cabernet Sauvignon

Enclave, produced by Felipe Tosso in collaboration with John Duval, represents the result of a decade long search by the duo to find the best possible terroir for a premium Cabernet Sauvignon.  It is also John's first Cabernet Sauvignon since departing Penfold's.  Felipe hosted a series of tastings for Press and Trade of the 5 component wines plus the finished 2010 blend.

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Chimney Rock’s Elizabeth Vianna Comes To London

The velvet-voiced (yes, really!) Elizabeth Vianna came to London last November to present a vertical tasting of her Bordeaux inspired Elevage Blanc blend (Sauvignon Blanc & Sauvignon Gris) and single vineyard Tomahawk Cabernet Sauvignon.

Elizabeth is a former President of the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association, and widely recognised as a rising star amongst the new generation of Napa winemakers.

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Emma and Ali Go Potter-y

Ali has just celebrated 10 years with ewpr, so to celebrate she and Emma went to the Harry Potter Studio Tour.  Here are some pics of their day….

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Vergelegen’s Andre van Rensburg Comes to London

With the mantra that 'Cab is King' South African winemaker Andre van Rensburg, who has been at Vergelegen for 15 years, recently came to London to showcase his flagship V Cabernet blend.

Press and Trade were invited to 10 Cases in Covent Garden to taste through five vintages of this wine, going back to 2003, before embarking on a component tasting for the 2012 vintage.

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Alsace Wines Go To Three Wine Men Tasting

On 6th and 7th July 2013, the Three Wine Men - otherwise known as Olly Smith, Tim Atkin and Oz Clarke - came to Lord's Cricket Ground for the London leg of their tasting tour.

And Alsace wines were there too, encouraging visitors to #drinkalsace (well, taste) with a selection of 12 wines from this great French region: from fruity Alsace Pinot Blanc to dry, food-friendly Rieslings and Pinot Gris, exotic Alsace Gewurztraminers to sparking Crémant d'Alsace and even a Pinot Noir.

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The dry, refreshing wines of Alsace

A Press & Trade tasting of Crémant d'Alsace, Dry Riesling and Pinot Blanc at Chandos House in central London - including a selection of library vintages from CIVA's private cellar.

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Napa Valley Vintners Taste London 2013

Look out London - here comes Napa!  A group of 11 vintners travelled to London in June for a packed programme of Press, Trade & Consumer events designed to explain and illustrate what makes Napa such an individual, premium wine producing region.  Tim Atkin MW chaired an 'Evolution or Revolution?' Tasting of 2002, 2005 & 2008 vintages from each of the wineries, and the 'Ultimate Burger' for Napa Cab played a starring role at the lunch that followed.  Also on the menu - vintner hosted consumer lunches, dinners and tutored tastings.  The fantastic feedback from all parties (vintners and event guests) bears testament to a growing interest in Napa wines from this market.

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