My 3D Vines: News & Blog
  • The Beautiful South

    The Beautiful South

    Visiting the Southern Rhône Valley By Quentin Sadler The south of France remains one of my favourite places. I love to experience the warmth, the sights and smells of the evocative Provençal landscape. The southern Rhône Valley is part of […]

  • 2015 Vintage Round-Up

    2015 Vintage Round-Up

    The 2015 vintage in France can be summed up in one word. Exceptional! It was hot and dry. Many areas did not receive a drop of rain for over 45 days. However, as you read the reports for each area, it […]

  • Ever Visited a Champagne Cellar in November?

    Ever Visited a Champagne Cellar in November?

    No? Well, you don’t know what you are missing! Does drinking in a cellar conjure up something dark and dank, not to mention fusty and musty? How wrong can you be? To dispel this myth you really need to attend […]

  • Allure of the Loire

    Allure of the Loire

    By Quentin Sadler The Loire Valley encapsulates everything I think of when daydreaming about La Belle France. As Ratty said, ‘there is nothing – absolutely nothing, half so worth doing as – simply messing about in boats!’ As a confirmed […]

  • Beguiling Bourgogne

    Beguiling Bourgogne

    By Quentin Sadler Just a glance at a map of Burgundy is enough to make me salivate. It reads so like a roll call of famous wines that travelling through the region always makes me feel I am in a […]

  • Ageing Gracefully

    Ageing Gracefully

    We recently tasted an array of older vintages pulled out of our cellars at random, kicking and screaming. It has to be said that most red burgundies from 2005-2007 could do with a visit from you, your corkscrew and a […]

  • The Judgement of Paris Blind Tasting …

    The Judgement of Paris Blind Tasting …

    … The tasting that changed the world! In 1976 a young man called Steven Spurrier, a wine merchant based in Paris, decided to hold a blind tasting competition pitching some of France’s greatest wines against those of California. The panel […]