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September 2012

Farr Vintners Wins En Primeur Wine Merchant of the Year 2012

Tuesday, 18th September 2012 by Thomas Parker

Last week Edward and I donned our dinner jackets and bow ties, and headed to the Park Lane Hilton for the International Wine Challenge Awards dinner 2012. The main event is situated in the grand ballroom that holds nearly 1000 people, a massive gathering of all walks of the wine trade. Before the dinner, the Merchant Awards were presented in the Crystal Palace Suite of the hotel. Farr Vintners had been shortlisted for both En Primeur and Bordeaux wine merchant of the year. We were thrilled to win the En Primeur award, for what is now the sixth time in seven years! We have prided ourselves this year on giving sound advice on the 2011 vintage, relaying our true opinions on the wines by comparison to the superb 2009 and 2010, and seeking out the value where possible. Our expertise and honesty seems to have shone through with the volume of sales varying from wine to wine depending on how we rated both the particular wine and release price.


2012 St Emilion Classification

Friday, 7th September 2012 by Jeff Leve

The Wine World was interested to read of the St Emilion re-classification reults yesterday in which two chateaux were promoted to the status of Premier Grand Cru Classé A. We are pleased to reproduce here a report by our friend Jeff Leve. To Read the full article, please go to his website The Wine Cellar Insider


An Old Wine List

Wednesday, 5th September 2012 by Edward Burnett

The other day I came across an old wine list from The Bull Hotel in Gerrards Cross that had been given to my parents-in-law for their wedding day options in 1971. Anthony Cross, my father-in-law, has been collecting and enjoying fine wines most of his life so I couldn’t wait to cast my eyes over this newly discovered list!


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