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Bordeaux Blanc Tops Blind Tasting

35 tasters including Jancis Robinson MW, Patrick Smith and Robert Joseph did a blind tasting in June this year. The tasting comprised top-end Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand, California, Chile, Australia, Italy, South Africa and Bordeaux. When the scores were tallied up: numbers 1, 3 and 5 were from Bordeaux; number 4 was Huia Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough NZ and number 2 was from South Africa. This confirms a little secret we have known for quite a while…and we went out to find the best Sauv Blancs in Bordeaux at fantastic prices. bordeaux-blanc-tops-blind-tasting

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2009 was a very good year...

The year 2009 is recognized as a very good vintage in France and with these wines now hitting the 5 year mark there is some excellent drinking value to be had. Plus there is the added advantage that you can also cellar these wines for a few more years yet! Check out some of our great reds from the 2009 vintage that have been aged and cellared well for your enjoyment.

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Bordeaux and Beyond

We go to great lengths searching Bordeaux and Beyond to bring you very drinkable, interesting and edgy wines made by the viticulturist and vigneron. Most are smaller family owned estates producing outstanding wines with unique personality but still characteristic of their region and terroir. In our opinion our prices represent excellent value and more affordable for everyday drinking which could re-ignite the passion for wine that Len Evans expressed in his Theory Of Consumption – “Whatever heavenly wines are available when we cross the great divide, I’m not going to risk it. I’ve got no more than 10,000 bottles to go, and I cannot afford to waste a single one.” This is a member’s website which entitles you to a...

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Theory of Consumption by Len Evans

Whatever heavenly wines are available when we cross the great divide, I’m not going to risk it. I’ve got no more than 10,000 bottles to go, and I cannot afford to waste a single one.Let me explain. I drink nearly a bottle of wine every day. About 300 bottles a year. Since I intend to be here for at least another thirty years, and I can’t expect much longer – the price of gout being what it is – that adds up to a consumption of 9000 bottles. Throw in another 1000 bottles for those special occasions (and one would indeed be lucky to have another 1000 special occasions), and that’s 10,000 bottles.Now, talking about 10,000 bottles to a lot...

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