Dear Bordeaux lover, The final 2017s were released last week including Pomerol royalty – Vieux Château Certan and L’Eglise-Clinet. We have sold 100 cases of Grand Cru Classé in a successful campaign,…

Below are the best of the 2017 releases over the last week. The campaign has slowed once again and looks set to drag on through June. Please expect all invoices…

After last week’s French holidays, the en-primeur campaign has accelerated this week. Our pricing estimates were pretty accurate for the first releases, at around 15% down, but later releases are…

The ullage level of a wine bottle refers to the space between the wine and the bottom of the cork. During bottling, wineries aim for a preliminary ullage level of…

The Wine Cellar team are major proponents of Chenin Blanc. In the right hands, this is one of South Africa’s most successful varieties, producing world-class wines with real personality and…

Platter, South Africa’s best-selling wine guide, has awarded 80 wines five stars this year – up from 62 in the 2013 edition. Cederberg Private Cellar, Mullineux and Nederburg were awarded…