Monday, 26th February 2018 by Thomas Parker
In January we took a flight down to the Rhone to spend some time with the Perrin family. Over the course of 24 hours we saw the traditions that have made Chateau de Beaucastel and the family’s other wines some of the most revered and well-known in the region, and critically how improvements are being made to maintain and increase their importance over the coming years.
Saturday, 11th February 2017 by Thomas Parker
Wednesday, 21st October 2015 by Thomas Parker
After a little break on Sunday with only a short day at the Domaine, we ran a full day of analysis on the wines on Monday
Thursday, 15th October 2015 by Thomas Parker
Following four days of intense harvesting and selecting at the Domaine, the time I had left in Burgundy allowed me more freedom to see the other side of the process, taste some more wines, and relax a little bit.
Friday, 11th September 2015 by Thomas Parker
Today, we sounded the horns at Eugenie as we finished the harvest
Thursday, 10th September 2015 by Thomas Parker
Day three at Eugenie was the day when the majority of the picking was finished.
Wednesday, 9th September 2015 by Thomas Parker
Walking the short distance to the Domaine each morning really gives a sense of the Grand Crus in Vosne Romanee
Tuesday, 8th September 2015 by Thomas Parker
Over the next two weeks I will be working and reporting from Domaine d’Eugenie, the Burgundy Domaine found right in the heart of Vosne-Romanee
Tuesday, 9th June 2015 by Thomas Parker
When we first tasted the 2012 Bordeaux En Primeur in spring 2013, the sense of a system struggling to attract customers and a feeling that Chateaux needed to drastically improve their pricing was the main topic of every conversation.
Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 by Thomas Parker
Last week a few of the Farr team went for dinner with a long-term friend and customer of ours for what would prove to be one of the best wine nights of our lives.
Thursday, 22nd May 2014 by Thomas Parker
These past few weeks my book of choice has drawn a few raised eyebrows and inquisitive looks on the daily commute.
Wednesday, 11th December 2013 by Thomas Parker
In what has now become a yearly return to the Oxford Blind Tasting Society, I've become used to the ability of the tasters to divine wines' origins from around the world.
Thursday, 21st March 2013 by Thomas Parker
My latest return to Oxford had me turn from taster to tutor as I led the Blind Tasting Society through four pairs of wines under the guise ‘new vs old’.
Tuesday, 18th December 2012 by Thomas Parker
On Monday 10th December Farr Vintners hosted a tasting at our London office with proprietors from 12 St Emilion 1ers Grands Crus Classés and leading journalists in the UK to taste through the 2009 and 2005 vintage....
Tuesday, 13th November 2012 by Thomas Parker
Yesterday the Farr Vintners team were at the UGC tasting in London to re-taste the much hailed 2010 vintage, to see if the wines held up to their rave reviews across the board during the En Primeur trip in spring 2011.
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.
Thursday, 29th March 2012 by Thomas Parker
Last week Farr Vintners hosted a blind tasting match against 6 members of the Oxford Blind Tasting Society, led by captain and President James Flewellen. It was a chance for the Farr team to show their skills learnt in the trade, and compete against a team who blind taste several wines multiple times a week.
Thursday, 7th July 2011 by Thomas Parker
Last Friday I travelled from Battersea up to Oxford to host the tasting for the Oxford University Blind Tasting Society’s black tie dinner. Farr Vintners had sponsored a case of the wine for the tasting to the society that I was a Committee member of this past year. We were in the picturesque surroundings of New College for the tasting and dinner, organised by James Flewellen and David Stewart. All wines were tasted blind.