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24 hours with Famille Perrin

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.

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Harvest at Eisele

Tuesday, 3rd October 2017 by Thomas Parker

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Mature White Burgundy from the Belgian Master

Saturday, 11th February 2017 by Thomas Parker

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Pontet Canet Vertical Tasting

Tuesday, 8th November 2016 by Thomas Parker

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1989 - A Vintage Dinner

Thursday, 5th May 2016 by Thomas Parker

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Vintage Dinner

Tuesday, 29th December 2015 by Thomas Parker

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Domaine d’Eugenie: after the harvest, part two

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

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Domaine d’Eugenie: after the harvest, part one

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.

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Day Four at Domaine d'Eugenie

Friday, 11th September 2015 by Thomas Parker

Today, we sounded the horns at Eugenie as we finished the harvest

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Day Three at Domaine d'Eugenie

Thursday, 10th September 2015 by Thomas Parker

Day three at Eugenie was the day when the majority of the picking was finished.

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Day Two at Domaine d'Eugenie

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

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Day One at Domaine d’Eugenie

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

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2012 Bordeaux shines in bottle

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.

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A Night to Remember

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.

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Review: The Concise Guide to Wine and Blind Tasting by Neel Burton and James Flewellen

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.

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Cellar Favourites with the Oxford Blind Tasters

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.

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An Oxford Tasting and Dinner

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’.

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St Emilion Tasting

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....

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Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux 2010 Tasting

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.

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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.

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Farr vs Oxford Blind Tasting

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.

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Oxford Blind Tasting Black Tie Dinner

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.

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