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Nineteen Eighty-Four… | Mouton Rothschild 1984 and other 40-year olds

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Oh to be 40 again… But 40-year olds have as much luck as I do with (my slightly older) “4” vintage for red Bordeaux wines. Cold, dry weather in February, March, and May; a sunny April, June, July, and August … Continue reading

When I’m ’64 | Tokaji 1964 from Monimpex

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Monimpex was the only Hungarian company with an export licence during the period of “Goulash Communism” that followed the 1956 Revolution. János Kádár – First Secretary of the Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party – instigated policies to create good living standards … Continue reading

Anniversary Vintage Wines for 2024

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Anniversary Vintage Wines for 2024 from Arden Fine Wines in Mayfair, London. The 2024 edition of “Anniversary Vintage Wines” arrives at a time of economic and geopolitical uncertainty. Russia’s terrible war in Ukraine ground ahead, and a horrific new conflict … Continue reading

PROJECT FRONT FOOT: WINTER 2023/24 NEWSLETTER

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From my friend Vic Mills: “Hi Stuart, A relatively calm quarter by project standards with much of our energy directed – the odd collection and donation of kit apart – towards our fundraising efforts. Project life starts to get a … Continue reading

Calling Last Orders…

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’Twas the week before Christmas… If you would like wine delivered before Christmas (and I’m sure that you do) please order today or tomorrow before the Arden Fine Wines delivery elves go on holiday 🚴. If you place your kind … Continue reading

Baskets of Cheer(s)

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“Are you hanging up your stocking on your wall…?” “The Vine” by Valentino Monticello – made entirely from wine labels.  The Arden Fine Wines delivery elves are very busy at the moment 🚴. We’re sending wines far and wide on … Continue reading

Winter Winederland | Chocolates and wines for Christmas

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Give something clever this Christmas… 🍷 Arden Fine Wines is offering some of our delicious bottles paired with our friend Chantal Coady’s amazing chocolates. Her “Robin Eggs” are hazelnut pralines with Ecuadorian-origin chocolate, made for Chantal in France. With the 12 … Continue reading

Gift vouchers and customised gift boxes for Christmas

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Arden Fine Wines has the perfect Christmas gift for over-18s… An Arden Fine Wines Gift Voucher can be redeemed against anything in our list and can be used multiple times until the complete amount has been redeemed, with no expiry date. We … Continue reading

Wine & chocolate gifts for Christmas

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For Christmas (yes, it’s here again…) Arden Fine Wines is offering some of our delicious wines paired with our friend Chantal Coady’s amazing chocolates. Chantal is the “Chocolate Detective”. A sustainable chocolate expert, founder of Rococo Chocolates and lifelong chocolate activist, she … Continue reading

Mouton à deux | Château Mouton Rothschild 1978 and 1993

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Arden Fine Wines presents the BANNED 1993 Mouton label – UNEXPURGATED!  Decisions decisions… For its 1978 vintage – one of the better years of a bumpy decade for Bordeaux wine producers – Château Mouton Rothschild commissioned Montreal-born Jean-Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) … Continue reading