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This is the blog of Caspar Bowes of Bowes Wine Ltd. Caspar's blog features reports on new vintages and wines available to buy from Bowes Wine, buying trips abroad, trade tastings in London and his general musings on the world of wine. 

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26 November 2007
The end of the first day of another buying trip to the Côte d'Or and what a day; like many spent trooping around the cellars of Burgundy, one comes to the end of one's daily itinerary and one feels a) cream crackered, b) enlightened and c) well fed.No less than six producers seen today, all i…
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21 November 2007
You know how you sometimes eat in a restaurant and wonder whether the staff are putting on an accent thoroughly alien to that with which they grew up? Jean-Christophe sounds a bit like that. He speaks English with such a heavy French burr that it is easy to suspect that he might in fact be from Purl…
The results just in. 3rd prize goes to 2005 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vieux-Donjon; wine of the year accolade is given to 2005 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Clos des Papes. I am happy to say that both wines appeared on our Rhone offer issued earlier in the year. The Clos des Papes is long gone, but we still have …
In London yesterday for a wine tasting in the rather quaintly named The Only Running Footman, a brasserie and restaurant on Charles Street in Mayfair. It has a rather approachable air to it - less formal downstairs than in the restaurant on the first floor - but I didn't allow myself to be distracte…
A number of concerned clients contacted me following my slightly provocatively titled email announcing the publication of Bowes Wine's last newsletter. The provocation was hoped to inspire immediate perusal of the document in question but, given that many of Bowes Wine's clients are too busy to take…
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