Friday, 7th October 2016 by Ben Browett
Wednesday, 26th June 2013 by Ben Browett
Last week, in the heart of Oxford on the Summer Solstice, I attended a dinner with some of the top wines of Pomerol and was seated alongside Neal Martin of the Wine Advocate and author of the new book on the famous right bank appellation…”truly a wine book like no other” (Andrew Jefford).
Friday, 22nd February 2013 by Ben Browett
Last week I was incredibly fortunate to attend a dinner with Mark Savage MW who had brought a brilliant line-up of Tertre Roteboeuf (as well as some Roc de Cambes for good measure)...
Tuesday, 29th May 2012 by Ben Browett
In late April, I was returning from my time "down under" where I'd worked at some fantastic wineries and checked the quality of Farr Vintners' great New Zealand imports along the way. However, I will admit, I was pining for some Claret and arguably saved the best for last as I happened to be in Shanghai and Hong Kong for two fantastic wine dinners hosted by the ever-engaging Director of Cos d'Estournel, Jean-Guillaume Prats.
Monday, 14th May 2012 by Ben Browett
Having worked at Kumeu River and seen New Zealand's best Chardonnay, I headed down to the South Island to see where the country's most famous Sauvignon Blancs are produced....
Wednesday, 21st March 2012 by Ben Browett
This week was the start of the Chardonnay harvest that will see grapes for all the Kumeu River labels picked, pressed and put into barrels ready for fermentation.
Tuesday, 13th March 2012 by Ben Browett
Following my stint at Château Latour working on the 2011 harvest (and then a few months working as a sommelier at Chez Bruce), I headed off “down under” for the 2012 harvest in New Zealand.