Garmón Continental 2016
Posted by Zoran Ristanović | Mon 11 May 2020 | Offer

GARMÓN CONTINENTAL 2016 Lukasz and myself are well and working very hard sending cases of lockdown wines all around the country, as well as getting organized with our various producers to get all the samples in for my tastings. Regular readers of these missives of mine would expect a flurry of Bordeaux en primeur reports and offers at this time of the year, alas that is not to be this time around. Still, as you can see in the picture below, I have lined up a good range of substitutes to look forward to in the coming weeks (Ornellaia, Serre ...

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Covid–19 Notice 24th March 2020
Posted by Zoran Ristanović | Tue 24 Mar 2020 | Offer

COVID – 19 NOTICE   Dear wine loving people of Richmond, WE ARE STILL OPEN but due to the most recent COVID-19 advice, only for HOME DELIVERIES and PRE-ORDERED COLLECTIONS from our shop at 2 BRIDGE STREET, RICHMOND TW9 1 TQ.  Enquiries and to place orders, please contact us at: sales@citywinecollection.com or tel. 0208 948 7823 . Please note that we will assemble orders received by 4pm and try to deliver locally between 5pm and 7pm on daily basis where possible. As you can imagine we will need to streamline the operations and, in order to reduce contact and protect both you and us, we will have ...

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Aalto 2017 And Aalto Ps
Posted by Zoran Ristanović | Sun 09 Feb 2020 | Offer

AALTO 2017 and AALTO PS 2017 2017 was a difficult vintage in most of Europe and Spain/Ribera were not spared the trouble. Following a dry and warm winter (about 60 % less rain than normal) the growing season kicked off early, only to be hit by late frost just as the plants were reaching pre budding stage. Subsequently, a fair amount of fruit was never set and what was there had to fight for survival till late August, when a bit of rain moved in and propped the plants to finish the season. As in previous difficult vintages, the quality ...

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Lafite Of Ribera - Regina Vides 2015 - 95 Points In Wine Advocate
Posted by Zoran Ristanović | Fri 14 Sep 2018 | Offer

I was in a process of writing an offer on some beautiful wines form Piemonte, when Parker's Wine Advocate turned up in my mail box. Knowing that inside would be reviews of my favourite Spanish estates, I could not resist to peak in. And... Don't worry, fine wines of Gianni Abrigo will be coming your way very soon but, thanks to high ratings, this has become quite urgent.   First of all, I am pleased to say that all the usual suspects have been given appropriate (read: very good) scores, but one specific wine caught my eye more than others ...

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Sei Solo And Preludio 2015
Posted by Zoran Ristanović | Wed 01 Aug 2018 | Offer

I hope you are enjoying this Mediterranean summer we are having in England this year. I am quite happy with the sun and the heat, but must admit that few days of rain and wind over the weekend were a welcomed break.   Talking about long hot summer, I have had quite a few people in the shop asking about the right serving temperatures for reds and how to keep the wine in the right condition. So, I thought I would write few words on the subject within this offer - those of you who are interested will find detailed ...

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Sassicaia 2015 And Guidalberto 2016
Posted by Zoran Ristanović | Tue 06 Feb 2018 | Offer

Hello good people and I hope everyone is coping well with this spell of miserable weather. Perhaps if we all wish really hard the sun might come out to play...   Fortunately, this week was made a touch sunnier and easier to bear as I was invited to a preview tasting - launch of 2015 vintage of the legendary Sassicaia.   The "Sass", as it is known in the trade, does not really need much introduction. It is the original Super Tuscan - the wine that started the whole revolution in Tuscan wine making back in late 60s (good old ...

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Aalto 2015 And Aalto Ps 2015
Posted by Zoran Ristanović | Sun 21 Jan 2018 | Offer

Good afternoon good people and hope you all had a good New Year's holiday.   It's cold and unfriendly out there so in the tradition of the last few Januarys, it is time to bring some sunshine in to your lives in the shape of 2015 Vintage of Aalto.   The winery releases the wine in the late Autumn but, as that is my busy time of the year, I never get around to it at the time. Also, it somehow feels right to start the year with one of my favourite wineries.   The 2015 was (very much like ...

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Aalto And Aalto Ps 2014 Opening Offer
Posted by Admin | Mon 23 Jan 2017 | Offer

Good morning good people and hope you are all well. A chilly grey mist is rising off the River in Richmond today but, on Saturday we were enjoying a beautiful sunny day which reminded me of Summer, Spain, and inevitably, of Aalto. They released the 2014 vintage in November, but we were busy with Christmas trading and all that jazz, so it got shelved for a few weeks. And now, whilst I am waiting to get my Burgundy allocations confirmed, I thought, let's open the samples and unleash the 2014 vintage. Most of you know that I consider Aalto to be ...

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Preludio De Sei Solo 2013
Posted by Admin | Mon 16 May 2016 | Offer

Good afternoon good people  There was not much of great note happening in Bordeaux last week so, I decided to open few samples that have accumulated in our shop whilst I was travelling over the last few weeks. Most of them were new vintages of our restaurant distribution wines, so not really something worth making a special offer on. However, there was 1 little gem worth making a special mention of: a new release of Preludio de Sei Solo from Javier Zaccagnini. Those of you who read these missives of mine would be familiar with Javier’s  name – he is ...

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Clos De Papes 2003, 2004 And 2005 – Mixed Vertical Offer
Posted by Admin | Thu 21 Apr 2016 | Offer

Good afternoon good people, and hope you are all well. While I am putting together the 2015 Bordeaux en primeur report, and waiting for the Chateaux to release the prices, I thought I would draw your attention to a “little” wine from the South of France and some ready drinking vintages of it.  Essentially, one of my clients has asked me to find a home for some over-stock that he has in his portfolio from mature vintages of Clos des Papes – Chateauneuf du Pape. For those of you who are not familiar with the wine, Clos des Papes is one ...

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Burgundy 2014 – City Wine Collection Offer
Posted by Admin | Wed 03 Feb 2016 | Offer

Good afternoon good people. Hope you all had a great January despite the market’s turmoils, terrorists and hurricanes. It was quite a hectic start of the year, so now is the time for a little bright spark: the Queen of all Whites – The White Burgundy. As usual in January, I have been busy tasting through new vintage releases, and some 400 different 2014 White and Red Burgundies have passed though my glass, many of which 2-3 times.  By a rough estimate, about 1200 wines in total over 3 weeks. Not bad for the start of the year.   The ...

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