Category Archives: Winemakers and Experts
by Marjorie Galaud. Published October 16th, 2012.
As you may have noticed from our tasting programme, last month was pretty full. One of the highlights came on the 19th of September when we had the great pleasure of receiving Mr Alfred Tesseron from Pontet-Canet for a vertical tasting of his wines from 2000 to 2009. At 7pm the evening began with M. [...]
by Matteo Lupi. Published October 3rd, 2012.
The weather in the Champagne region is not always perfect. In fact, one of my French friends (from Champagne) is the only non-British person I know never to complain about the weather here in the U.K. – which tells you just how bad it can be. At Roberson we love Champagne and have been importing the [...]
by Ben Greene. Published April 4th, 2012.
Better late than never, I thought I’d post links to some excellent articles covering our recent tasting of Cult Californian wines on the 1st of March. Both Jamie Goode on Wine Anorak and over on his blog and Richard Hemming on Jancis Robinson’s site agree it was an interesting tasting, but, as you might expect, [...]
by Joe Gilmour. Published November 7th, 2011.
Driving through Southern French wine country, you learn to recognise the local cave co-op pretty easily. Located on the outskirts of the town, with functional concrete design and a run-down demeanour, you see countless variations all over the region. For the small wine-grower in the early 20th century, it seemed like an ideal way of [...]
by Marc Ditcham. Published September 22nd, 2011.
Wandering Champagne connoisseur Marc Ditcham continues his epic two day journey with a visit to Veuve Clicquot. Missed part one? Catch up now… The next morning I woke early to a stifling room and a groggy head, not helped by the defunct air conditioning unit and certainly not helped by the whisky sours and the [...]
by Marc Ditcham. Published September 15th, 2011.
Having been fortunate enough to be invited to join Moet Hennessy on a trip to Reims, Champagne in March I thought it was time to reflect and to share my experience of visiting two of the truly great Grand Marques; Ruinart and Veuve Cliquot. For many, waking up early on a Monday morning to face [...]
by Joe Gilmour. Published November 26th, 2010.
Last night, we were thrilled to have long-time friend of Roberson, Neal Martin, guest-hosting a tasting looking at the wines of Pomerol. From the early days of wine-journal.com through his superb work on the Wine Advocate to his forthcoming book on the wines of the region, we have long been fans of his work and [...]
by Ben Greene. Published March 18th, 2010.
by Joe Gilmour. Published December 8th, 2009.
You have got your passport haven’t you Mark? With those seven words horror passed through the car as we realized the long drive to Burgundy was going to get even longer. Still, the way I figured it, everyone is allowed to forget their passport once in their life, if you do it for a second [...]
by Ben Greene. Published October 16th, 2009.
Last night’s Echezeaux tasting contained some fascinating wines, everybody seemed to enjoy themselves, and we were very lucky to be joined by various luminaries from the wine world. Here shop manager and tall cameraman Joe talks through the wines, good and bad with Jancis Robinson MW.