Monthly Archives: June 2015

Bodega Abadia Retuerta | Outstanding New Vintages Now Available.

Abadia RetuertaHic! are pleased to be able to offer the latest vintages from one of Spain’s finest wineries, Bodega Abadia Retuerta.

Abadía Retuerta is a premium artisanal winery comprised of small individual vineyards in the historic area of Sardon de Duero in the Ribera del Duero wine region of Spain. The philosophy of Abadía Retuerta is based on winemaking by plot. They have 54 plots which have been identified, each with very different characteristics and planted with a single grape variety. One of the specialities of the estate is their use of international grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Sauvignon Blanc; this approach sets the wines apart from the requirements of DO Ribera del Duero.

Take a look at our latest selection from this famous wine estate at our online wine shop: Buy Abadia Retuerta wines online

Decanter World Wine Awards 2015: The Results are In!

Decanter World Wine AwardsThe results of the 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) have now been revealed, after an exhaustive tasting process.

Almost 16,000 wines were tasted by a panel of 240 expert judges including 85 Masters of Wine (MW) and 23 Master Sommeliers.

In the results (announced 14th June 2015) 305 wines were awarded Gold Medals, 1,944 wines achieved Silver Medals, 4,810 wines won Bronze Medals and 3,945 wines were commended. There were a total of 114 regional trophy wines and 35 International Trophies.

International trophies are the highest accolade a wine can achieve at the DWWA. Wines that have already been awarded regional trophies – themselves all gold medal winners – are pitted against each other according to their style in lengthy blind tasting sessions, conducted by a select team of experts at Decanter’s purpose-built tasting room in London.

You can search the full 2015 DWWA results online here: Decanter World Wine Awards 2015 Results

Interactive Loire Valley Wine Map

A fantastic interactive wine map of the Loire Valley wine region has been developed for the Belle France website. Please take the time to browse through the numerous wine styles, grapes and regions below.

Hic! has a great range of Loire Valley wines available to buy online by the bottle, case or even as part of your own mixed case selection.

Take a look at our Loire Valley wine selection in our online wine shop > Buy wine from the Loire Valley, France online

Thanks to BelleFrance.com.

Eradus Trio impress Bob!

News ItemA trio of Eradus wines have recently proven to be a hit with esteemed New Zealand Master of Wine Bob Campbell.

The Eradus Pinot Gris white wine was awarded 91 points by Mr Campbell, whilst the sweet dessert style Eradus Sticky Mickey attained an amazing 92 points. Finally the red Eradus Pinot Noir impressed Bob and attained an excellent 90 points.

To find out more about the Eradus family and their range of wines take a look at our entire Eradus wine range available to buy online here: Eradus Wines for sale at Hic!