Jaspar Corbett

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The clock has ticked away...

by jaspar 12/10/2014 9:32:00 AM

It has only been 5-years since I last posted here – which frankly is quite an achievement.  At the time of producing this web-site, the designer did utter the apocryphal words, that an out-of-date blog/glug was a sad blog/glug !

Much has happened in these 5-years, but to bring you up to speed, I am now working from my office and home in Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex.  I am still offering collections of drinking wines that I think are worthy of promotion and finding parcels of fine and rare wines from cellars of good provenance.

The TV world with The Alan Titchmarsh Show came to a close in November when Alan aired his very last show, but I was there to see him off in a similar style to that with which we opened in 1997 – namely English Sparkling Wine – I have attached the part of the show that I was in :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KKjUvISDQI

 

2015 holds more parcels of fine wines to show and more Corporate Entertainment Events – the world of fine wine continues to be tough as we wait for a large correction in the price of Bordeaux wines.  The vintages of 2009 and 2010 were sold en-primeur at such high prices it is hard to see who will want or be able to afford to drink them.  There were large numbers of cases sold into ‘Wine Investment Funds’ and I expect that to exit these funds the wines shall have to be sold at considerably lower prices.  Who knows, another freak year like 2009 might come along and another region might remove their alcohol taxes on wine and we could see another spike to act as a get-out-of-jail card for these funds.

I shall return to the English Vineyards in the early spring to see how the 2014 Vintage is evolving – it was a cracker of a harvest.  English Sparkling wine goes from strength to strength and if you were not able to purchase any wines from this year’s offer then hold on as we shall do a similar offer after Christmas.

You can now follow me on twitter  : -

 @Jasvino

 

Ciao for now ! 

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