A webinar with Nigel Greening of Felton Road

A webinar with Nigel Greening of Felton Road

Wednesday 30th September 2020
by Justerini & Brooks

A conversation with Nigel Greening of Felton Road and his 'benchmark' vintage...

Since purchasing Felton Road in 2000 owner Nigel Greening has overseen an incredible revolution at the estate, including an early move to organic and, later, biodynamic viticulture. Years of rigorous but environmentally respectful viticultural practices and sensitive, hands-off winemaking has elevated them to near legendary status in New Zealand fine wine circles. In the process of this meteoric rise, they have also become a worldwide fine wine beacon of sustainability.

Going down a Storm

Going down a Storm

Friday 11th September 2020
by Mark Dearing

Justerini & Brooks forms new partnership with South African producer Storm Wines

We are delighted to be the newly appointed agents for Storm Wines, from South Africa’s Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. For a number of years we have been buying and drinking these wines but it was not until we visited their small, family estate on home turf that we appreciated the attention to detail and passion that goes in to producing their seemingly effortless Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Germany 2019 Webinar

Germany 2019 Webinar

Thursday 27th August 2020
by Justerini & Brooks

Justerini & Brooks invites you to a Germany 2019 Webinar 

Featuring Joh. Jos. Prüm, Fritz Haag, Schloss Lieser, Maximin Grünhaus, Willi Schaefer and Forstmeister Geltz Zilliken

Germany’s 2019 vintage is clearly rather special and has even been described as a potential “vintage of the century” by Michael Schmidt. From best-ever estate wines, to aristocratic Grosses Gewächs, and many a luscious-yet-lively sweetie, we’ve tasted some truly thrilling wines while putting our 2019 offer together. Stylistically it is a hard year to pigeonhole as overall the wines present a wonderfully complex and somewhat rare blend of intense minerality married to ripe acidity. As Frank Schönleber noted, the wines have “the flavours of a cool vintage allied to the structure of a warm vintage” - a decidedly delicious combination and one that is guaranteed to win many friends in the years to come.  Many growers likened the vintage to 2015, though with slightly less extract, less punch, and more classicism. It is in short, a vintage of wonderfully balanced, complex wines that showcases Riesling's finest attributes. You can read the full vintage report here.


Vintage Report: Germany 2019 - Riesling’s Reign

Vintage Report: Germany 2019 - Riesling’s Reign

Friday 21st August 2020
by Julian Campbell

Germany 2019: Riesling’s Reign 

Germany’s 2019 vintage is clearly rather special and has even been described as a potential “vintage of the century” by one commentator. However, had this label been bandied about at harvest time you’ve have been hard pressed to find a grower to confirm that view – over repeated zoom calls during the summer I was met with surprise and delight at how the vintage has turned out. From best-ever estate wines to aristocratic Grosses Gewächs, and many a luscious-yet-lively sweetie, there are some truly thrilling wines in this years’ 2019 offer. Stylistically it is a hard year to pigeonhole as overall the wines present a wonderfully complex and somewhat rare blend of intense minerality married to ripeness. As Frank Schönleber noted, the wines have “the flavours of a cool vintage allied to the structure of a warm one” - a decidedly delicious combination and one that is guaranteed to win many friends in the years to come. 

Cain Concept 2010 – Placing the Benchlands

Cain Concept 2010 – Placing the Benchlands

Tuesday 21st July 2020
by Julian Campbell

The inimitable Chris Howell from Cain Vineyards uses google maps to place both Cain Five and Cain Concept, two of Napa’s most interesting wines…


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