Magnum Opus – Ferraton Hermitage Cuvee des Miaux 1978

27 July 2020

  I joined Baron Wines just over 4 months ago after 12 years at another wine company – it was time for a change. I teamed up with Adam for a number of reasons; to help develop what is already a very successful business and to be part of some exciting projects but also because […]

My Top 10 Wines of 2018

31 December 2018

It’s been another incredible year for us, thank you for your support and loyalty. Here are my favourite wines of the year – these aren’t necessarily the best wines but the ones that meant the most. Happy new year, -Adam Best barrel tasting – This is undoubtably the Arlaud Clos St Denis 2017. This wine blew […]

My Top 10 Wines of 2016

30 December 2016

Not the best – but my favourite. Thank you for your support in making this another fantastic year for us. -Adam   CVNE Vina Real Reserva Especial 1964 – drank in the States before the SF Paulee, in a small, very cosy restaurant with a warm energy that made the already fantastic wines even better. […]

My Top 10 Wines of 2015

15 January 2016

Reflecting on what was a very good year for us, I’ve compiled a list of my top 10 wines of the year. As we continue to grow as a small, family business, the most important thing is to keep the core values that has taken us to where we are today. Trading rare Burgundy is […]

Jacky Truchot – Dinner Summary

08 June 2015

  Domaine Jacky Truchot Amongst very particular and astute Burgundy connoisseurs it was never a secret that Jacky Truchot made some of the most elegant, feminine and old fashioned red Burgundy. John Gilman perhaps said it best – “The wines of Jacky Truchot are quite unique stylistically in today’s world of Burgundy, and Monsieur Truchot has […]

Top 10 Wines of 2014

31 December 2014

Every end of the year I compile a short list of the best wines I had in that year. Every year seems to bring new surprises and experiences. Long may that continue. The more wines I drink the more the mystery of the Burgundy terroir widens. I’m sure scientists will call it the geological make […]

A very special evening at La Trompette

22 December 2014

I had been looking forward to this evening for quite some time. The four of us – Mr & Mrs M, Daniel and I – gathered at La Trompette in Chiswick armed with some fierce bottles of Burgundy in tow. We started the evening with a half bottle of Veuve Clicquot 1949. When I first […]

Lunch at Taillevent

10 February 2014

I have had a bottle of Vieux Chateau Certan 1900 in my cellar for a few years now, and thought what on earth should I do with it! Daniel and I mooted sending it back to the Chateau, but then thought what good would that do. It would be best to open and experience the […]

Top 10 Wines of 2013

30 December 2013

As the year draws to a close, I have made my list of my favourite wines I drank. 2013 has been an excellent year for us – as a young company we have grown remarkably. Our traditional values – pride of ownership, personal service, efficiency – have been the forefront of our growth. Even before […]

Some Burgundy tasting notes

24 September 2013

A review of the wines tasted in the last month – (almost) all Burgundy… White’s  Antoine Jobard Bourgogne 2009  The closest to Meursault a Bourgogne blanc can be. I like this very much – it is delicious, you feel the Jobard style, and you get a basic Meursault at Bourgogne price. Only two barrels of […]

Top Ten Wines of 2012

31 December 2012

  Reflecting on a great year, I have made a list of my top ten wines I drank. Interestingly there are four 1990 white’s, which is hardly a surprise given how good the vintage is.   Top Ten 1. Coche Dury Corton Charlemagne 1996 – this must be the elixir of the heavens. A life full of electric energy in […]

From Berlin to Beaune

26 November 2012

  In June I visited in Berlin, before heading off to Burgundy. Berlin was much like a bottle of Coche Dury – electric, full of energy, and always surprising. The vibe in the city was fantastic, and there were many fascinating neighbourhoods to discover – the soul of the city was certainly not just in the mitte, the centre. […]