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Sommelier Spotlight: Michael Raebel at Rosewood London

How would you describe the Rosewood London wine selection? The current list at Rosewood London features around 500 wines. It is an eclectic mix of classic and unusual wines. Naturally, France is taking the lion share but we have a wonderful selection from Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, and the new world.  I personally prefer a lighter style of wine. Guests will also find unusual wines from Macedonia, Lebanon, Austria, Portugal and Italy at Rosewood London. I love indigenous grape varieties and of high quality, as I believe strongly that only then can you convince the guest to try the unusual. My wine list features aged Rosé wines from Lebanon mingled with a good selection of German Pinot Noirs, Silvaner Grand...

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The WineBarn wins Best German Wine Specialist 3 years in a row!

Last week The WineBarn won yet again at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) Merchant Awards, bringing home the 'Best German Wine Specialist' again. Our entry focused on the development of the new website and expanding our service to private consumers, as well as personalisation of service at Christmas.    The evening was held at the Grosvenor Hotel, London. Our entry was kindly sponsored by Wines of Germany.

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Rare Wines List 2018

For the serious collector of rare and antique wines, we have put together our offer of rare wines for this year. As you can see in some cases there is only one bottle available, to move quickly would be wise... contact Iris@thewinebarn.co.uk to reserve your favourites.   J.J. Pruem 2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling lange Goldkapsel - auction wine 0.375l - 12 bottles  2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling lange Goldkapsel - auction wine 0.75l - 3 bottles  2006 Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling BA  0.75l - 1 bottle 2005 Graacher Himmelreich Trockenbeerenauslese Auction Wine 27   0.375l - 10 bottles  2005 Graacher Himmelreich Trockenbeerenauslese Auction Wine 27   1.5l - 1 bottle   2002 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein 0.375l - 1 bottle  2002 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Eiswein...

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Sommelier Spotlight: Lukas Hyner at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

We recently had a chat with one of our favourite sommeliers, Lukas from Le Manoir up in Kidlington, Oxfordshire. Raymond Blanc’s vision for Le Manoir has always been one of world-class flavours and a focus on organic produce.   How would you describe Le Manoir's wine selection? Le Manoir has a good balance between wine and nature, a strong focus on quality and purity. We favour Biodynamic and Organic wines. What attracted you to The WineBarn's selection? It was the quality and exclusivity of selection, as The WineBarn is the sole importer of many great German wines. What is your opinion on the reception of German wine in your restaurant? We’re still in the process of educating and reintroducing dry...

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