Tuesday, 23 November 2010 by Farr VintnersIt was with heavy hearts (and heavy bags of wines) that the Hong Kong team plodded round to a nearby Japanese restaurant last night for the farewell dinner of the inimitable Miss Jessica Law who will be leaving Farr on Friday after 4 years with the company.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 by Stephen Browett
Tuesday saw the annual Farr Vintners Christmas Tasting at the historic Vintners Hall in London. In attendance were some of the finest names in the wine world, including Frédéric Engerer of Château Latour, Jean-Guillaume Prats of Château Cos d'Estournel, Mélanie Tesseron of Château Pontet-Canet and Emeline Borie of Châteaux Grand-Puy-Lacoste and Haut-Batailley. We were also delighted to show wines from Zind-Humbrecht, Verget/Guffens-Heynen, William Fèvre, Peter Michael, Krug, Dom Pérignon, Nyetimber, Gosset, Beaucastel, and many, many more.
Tuesday, 16 November 2010 by Stephen Browett
Last week we headed off to the Rhône Valley to see if the 2009 wines were shaping up to be as good as the talk that surrounds them. We were not let down.
First stop was Côte Rôtie where we called in on Patrick Jasmin who told us that 2009 was simply the most perfect vintage to make as both quality was high and yields good. He described the wines as having elegance, finesse, structure and of course plenty of fruit. Perfect acidity, perfect balance, perfect everything he said. His 2500 case production Côte Rôtie is a wine for those who are turned off by the more oaky rich style of Monsieur Guigal - who now, we were told, controls over 50% of the appellation.