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June really is ‘bursting out all over’ !

by jaspar 6/17/2009 7:33:00 AM

We have just finished a very well supported En-Primeur campaign for the 2008 Red Bordeaux. The quality to price ratio seemed to chime with a discerning clientele. We still have a few cases left, so if you have not put your toe in the water and would like to please give me a call – 01473  82 78 70.

There are a number of offers which will hit your computer screens over the next few weeks and I mean literally hit, as we launch the Jaspar Video Wine Tasting Library. Our top offers will be featured via a video tasting recorded live in my offices. The first such tasting is an offer of various wines from Innocent Bystander Winery in Yarra Valley, Australia. These wines are a MUST, and the nature of the deal means that they are all at £100 a case, which is a steal!

The next tasting is a flight of vintages from Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.  This promises to be an excellent tasting and is backed up by a small amount of cases. I shall be tasting :  2001   -   1999   -   1997   -   1993.  It is interesting that when there is a particularly poor year in Bordeaux this is nearly always matched by an excellent vintage at Musar.

There will also be 3 chances to come and taste older vintages of Musar at The Jaspar Corbett School of Wine. Dates are yet to be firmed up. I am hoping to be able to show vintages as far back as 1969 – this will be a Masterclass of Musar and numbers will be limited to 8 per event. Dates will shortly be published on our Wine School tab.

On TV – next Tuesday on ITV 1 at 9pm is the fourth programme in the Aussie Ladette to Lady which includes the girls having a fine wine tasting presented by Jaspar !  Don’t blink, the 3 hours that we filmed hit the cutting floor rather aggressively – anyway much fun was had and three weeks ago I went back to film series 2 which will be out in the autumn.

Let me have some feedback on the wine tasting video and better still why not take a few cases !