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The Show Must Go On | Hannah Tovey | London Wine Fair

Director of the London Wine Fair Hannah Tovey joined us in December 2020 to speak about the challenges they have faced over the last year and gives a sneak peek at what's in store for the fair's 40th anniversary show.
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A Year Like No Other

The wine market entered 2020 full of gusto and positivity but as the bizarre events of the year began to unfurl, the market’s direction for the coming year initially looked uncertain. One thing we knew for sure is that wine had a history of...
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Véronique Sanders | Chateau Haut-Bailly

Véronique Sanders, President of the world-renowned Chateau Haut-Bailly joined us on the show to share their approach to winemaking, her family's history at the chateau and surviving the challenging 2019 En Primeur campaign. Véronique has…
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Dream, Declare, Deliver - Cristie Norman - Sommelier & Wine Educator

Wine educator and sommelier Cristie Norman joins us from LA to speak about her online wine courses, setting up the United Sommeliers Foundation and her passion for wine. We also discuss some of the personal challenges she has faced, diversity…
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Dream, Declare, Deliver – Cristie Norman – Sommelier & Wine Educator - Full Transcript (Auto)

Full Auto Transcript [00:00:00] Hi, welcome to the Cult & Boutique show. My name is Daniel Patterson. I'm very excited to be joined by one of the brightest, most passionate, innovative people on the wine scene. She's the president of…
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Finding The Next Wine Superstar - Zoran Ristanovic of City Wine Collection

Zoran Ristanovic joins us on The Cult and Boutique Show. We caught up with Zoran Ristanovic, Managing Director and Wine Buyer for Richmond-based City Wine Collection, who dropped by to tell us about growing up in Bosnia, viticulture &…
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Finding The Next Wine Superstar - Zoran Ristanovic - Full Transcript (Auto)

Full Auto-Transcript Cult and Boutique (00:00): Hi there. Welcome to the Cult and Boutique Show, uh, with us today is a guest who happens to be a neighbour of ours. Um, his name is Zoran. He works for sissy wine collections, and he's here…
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Under The Hammer - Mark Robertson - Head of Wine at Dreweatts Auctioneers

After spending two decades working with Justerini & Brooks, Emirates Airlines and Goedhuis & Co., Mark Robertson joined the Dreweatts Wine department as a consultant in 2017. Working at the sharp end of the wine market, Mark has been…
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Under The Hammer - Mark Robertson of Dreweatts - Full Transcript (Auto)

Full Auto-Transcript [00:00:00] Hi. Welcome to the Cult and boutique show. Joining me today via Putney Bridge to collect a '66 Chateau Latour jeroboam [00:00:12] It's none other than Mark Robertson head of Dreweatt's wine department. Mark,…
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The Wine List

There's no denying that we are living in interesting times but it's at times like this that local businesses can recognise the benefits of working closely with one another. Cult & Boutique's Managing Director Enzo Giannotta paid a visit…
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A Helping Hand

We were recently lucky enough to try an interesting wine from Adelaide Hills producer Bird In Hand. The 2010 'Nest Egg' Cabernet Sauvignon was part of a small parcel of rare library vintages made available through the UK’s Majestic to…
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John Worontschak of Litmus Wines & Ginking

Winemaker John Worontschak visits The Cult & Boutique Show to talk about Litmus Wines, Ginking and his global adventures in winemaking.  Having worked in just about every winemaking region you could think of over the years, John had some…
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John Worontschak of Litmus Wines - Full Transcript (Auto)

Welcome to another episode of the Cult & Boutique Show, it has been a while, but, um, you know, good things come to those who wait. And fortunately, today we...
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Rhone Valley Rarities

Based in south-east France, the Rhône Valley runs from north to south following the meander of the Rhône river. Spanning around 150 miles in total, the region is home to many different micro climates and soil types and is split into two distinct…
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Back to the Futures

The 'en primeur' system for selling classified Bordeaux pre-release is well established and has been at the forefront of the fine wine market for many years, but in recent years enthusiasm for this market mechanism has waned.  Could this…

The Long Term View

The wine market has been challenged like any other following the widespread disruption caused by Covid-19 but depending on your outlook there remains plenty to be optimistic about. When trade started to slow down the obvious knee-jerk reaction…

Q1 Review: Changing Shape of the Market

Will Covid-19 simply accelerate the inevitable? Our previous article looked at the wine investment market's initial reaction to the Covid-19 outbreak, and there was plenty to be optimistic about. With many wine merchants reporting a sharp uptick in sales since the Coronavirus lockdown, has this demand been echoed in the fine wine investment market?

A Sparkling Gem – 2002 Salon 'Le Mesnil'​ Takes Our Q1 Top Spot

With the first quarter of 2020 behind us, we take a closer look at our Q1 best seller and its price performance within the market.   Sparkling wines from the Champagne region of France have been steadily gathering momentum for a number…

How has Covid-19 Affected the Wine Investment Market

Wine has a proven track record of stability during some of harshest financial storms This is a concerning time for everyone but investors have had a very bumpy ride via the global equities markets and its knock-on effects. Following Boris…

Global uncertainty due to Covid-19 pandemic - fine wine proving to be a ray of hope

One of the main draws for many over the years has been the low correlation to equity markets.   The spread of Covid-19 is gripping the World, Europe has now become the epicentre, markets have been reeling, casualties are building…
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Our Roving Reporter - Jonathan Whittley

On this episode, we catch up with our in-house correspondent Jonathan Whittley to learn more about his background and hear about his wine travels to France, Spain and beyond.