Chapoutier 2015 Sélections Parcellaires: the best vintage since 1990?

Every spring, Rhône ringleader Michel Chapoutier comes to London to unveil the new vintage of his top single vineyard wines, the Sélections Parcellaires. It’s a hotly anticipated tasting for a number of reasons. Firstly, because Chapoutier’s wines are consistently among the best in the region. Secondly, because he shows his new vintage six months in advance of most other winemakers, so it’s a…

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Beefed-up beef

For those of you reading who have children, just consider this fact for a moment. Some parents of young children don't drink wine. Hard to believe isn't it - who are they, and how do they survive? Perhaps they don't: I've never met a teetotaller with kids. One reality of having young children is that you don't get out to restaurants quite as often as before. So it becomes more important than…

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