Looking ahead to a vinous '16

Try new wines alongside the vintages.

AS we pause on the threshold of yet another New Year, what can or should we look forward to? The brightest spot (to offset the somewhat sober economic outlook) is that the 2015 vintage promises to be by all accounts, the best since 2010. Reports by wine writers from England and the US have been very upbeat about the vintage.

The traditional Bordeaux en primeur campaign held in May every year showcases Chateaux tastings of barrel samples of the preceding year's vintage, providing a unique opportunity not only to taste the wines but to meet and discuss with Chateau owners and attending wine writers and critics.

Attendance at these tastings requires invitations from Chateau owners as they are not...

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