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About Fine Wines Direct

Fine Wines Direct UK is a specialist importer of wines at all price points from leading producers throughout the world.

From our own bonded warehouse in Wales we deliver to discerning wine drinkers, restaurants, hotels, gastro pubs and business customers throughout the UK.

 

Wine News

Harpers Awards and the London Wine Fair
20/05/2014

For the first time Fine Wines Direct, based in Cardiff, will be exhibiting at the London Wine Trade Fair, in Olympia, from June 2nd to 4th. 

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A brief history of chaptalisation
11/04/2014  

2013 was a difficult year in France for the production of wine. A cool summer and excessive rain meant that it was difficult for grapes to achieve maximum ripeness. Even in Bordeaux, many of the top châteaux...

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How important is alcohol in wine?
21/02/2014  

How important is strength in a wine? I ask this because yesterday, at lunch-time, I had a bottle of a petit château from Bordeaux which weighed in at 14º. Forty years or so ago I would have been surprised...

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A beginners guide to Sherry
16/12/2013  

I’m a sherry fan! There I’ve said it, I have ’outed’ myself in front of the British public! Too late to take it back and the thing is you should be a fan as well. ‘Why?’ I hear you cry! Read on and find out…

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Felton Road
05/11/2013  

John Saker book, Pinot Noir – the New Zealand Story, says, “it seems barely credible that Felton Road’s first Pinot Noir was a product of the 1997 vintage. It is not the only book to say this, but is just not true. I am the proud possessor of invoice no.1 for 25 cases of the 1995 vintage. How did this come about? 

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A brief view of the vintage
17/10/2013  

A brief holiday in the Loire Valley at the beginning of October, just happened to be at a time when the vintage was in full swing. Well, that is not quite the expression as off/on rain meant that it was a stop/go sort of harvest. 

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A Guide to Rioja
15/10/2013  

Located in Northern Spain, Rioja is the country’s most renowned wine region. With the mountains protecting it from heavy Atlantic rains and scorching continental heat, Rioja enjoys an ideal climate to produce exceptional red, white and rose wines.

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Diversity of French Wine
25/09/2013

There can be no other country in the world which has such strength in the market at all levels.

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Allan Scott
08/08/2013  

We are very proud to represent Allan Scott wines for the UK.  The family continue to grab international recognition (and trophies) for their work with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

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Tips on Buying Fine Wine
08/08/2013  

The key word is provenance. Here, at Fine Wines Direct UK, the great classified growths of Bordeaux that we offer, were bought, at the opening price, direct from the château. 

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