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Richard W H Bray – Author Salt & Old Vines: True Tales of Winemaking in the Roussillon

Posted on: June 27, 2014
I stumbled, entirely by accident, into the wine trade well over a decade ago. Since then, I’ve done pretty much everything – sold, bought, imported and actually made the stuff. I even had a brief stint as a sommelier. Throughout all that, however, writing had always been a hobby for me, and in recent years became more of a passion. I wrote Salt & Old Vines in hopes of marrying these two passions, writing and wine. I’m hugely grateful to Tarquin for the opportunity to reach out to his clients to share my stories of winemaking in the Roussillon. We go way back, both in the trade and sharing mutual friends for 30-odd years or more, and I wish him the best of luck in his new (ad)venture.- Richard W H Bray - Author Salt & Old Vines: True Tales of Winemaking in the Roussillon

Available for purchase on-line (Amazon) or at all good book stores – it’s a super book, we hugely recommend that you buy a copy.

The International Wine Challenge 2014

Posted on: April 15, 2014

The International Wine Challenge 2014 have announced the 41 Champagnes and sparkling wines to win a coveted Gold medal at this year’s competition.

All fans of top fizz should take note, our very own Henriot won 4 gold medals!

Henriot Champagne10% of the over all winners came from this super house. Those looking to splurge on a big name should try and get their hands on the non-vintage Champagnes Blanc de Blancs (RRP £44), Brut Souverain (RRP £36) If you are feeling a little wicked or flush the 2005 Rosé Millésimé (RRP £59) and its 2005 Brut Souverain (RRP £55) are simply devine wines which so deserve the gold status.

When a house like Henriot achieve such excellence, we tend to get a little excited in the office. It confirms, there and then, why we wanted to work with such a superb Champagne House!

The calibre of champagnes and sparkling wines has been outstanding at this year’s competition. These Gold medal winners are absolutely stunning, and whether you are looking for a bargain in the supermarket aisles or a big name to wow your friends for a special occasion, there is a wine for you. It is wonderful to see such quality across all styles of sparkling wine. Who doesn’t love to break open the bubbly now and then?- Charles Metcalfe, Co-Chairman of the IWC

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