Goodbye Georges Duboeuf

Between 1979 and 1991, Christopher Piper Wines distributed the wines of Les Vins Georges Duboeuf in the West Country. This was probably the period when Duboeuf’s domaine-bottles crus were at their apogee and it was partly due to our involvement with Georges Duboeuf that Christopher Piper Wines managed to gain recognition amongst the West Country’s…

Château de Vaux Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau 2018

I first met Yannick de Vermont in 2009, when he joined the team at Château de     Grandmont as estate manager. We soon became close friends, working together on wine-making projects at the property, with the intention of pushing the boundaries as far as we could when it came to quality. We both learnt a great…

Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau 2017

2017 –an exceptional vintage for the Beaujolais region  This very high quality vintage must go down as being amongst one of the very best in the last fifty years. Having said that, it is likely to result in some atypical wines, similar to the fabulous 2009’s. In the Beaujolais region overall, the harvest began during the last…

The Beaujolais Vintage 2017

This very high quality vintage must go down as being amongst one of the very best in the last fifty years. Having said that, it is likely to result in some atypical wines, similar to the fabulous 2009’s. In the Beaujolais region overall, the harvest began during the last week in August and at Château…