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News & Events


At NOMA this month and next, you’ll find the following wines listed and poured. Some of them have already been sold out, so hurry if you are intending to purchase and try them.

Jordi Llorens 
Vi de Taula Natural Blan 5.7 2013       ¥3,600  Low
Vi de Taula Natural Blankaforti  2013    ¥3,900  Low

Vi de Taula Finca Abeurador 2013    ¥4,500  Sold Out
Vi de Taula Terme de Giu 2013          ¥4,200  Low
Vi de Taula Finca Espartal 2013          ¥4,200  Low

Cellar Escoda
Conca de Barbera Els Bassots 2011    ¥4,500  Low
Conca de Barbera La Llopotera 2011 ¥5,000  Low


Recruitment: Sales Position

The Vine Ltd is looking for a sales person.

Native Japanese speaker with basic English communication skills, wine and sales experience preferred.

Please contact us using the Contact Form if interested.


New Year Greeting and January Wines!

All of us at The Vine Ltd wish you a very Happy New Year!
We wish you the best of health, wealth and happiness in 2015!

Our latest Newsletter was sent January 6. If you didn’t receive it and would like to please use the Contact page to subscribe.

We start the new year with some fantastic new releases:

First of all the best set of wines from Domaine La Bouïssière for many years. Thierry Faravel makes sublime wine every year but the 2012s are simply some of the most exciting wines on the planet. There’s a textural space and sense of energy that shows why Gigondas is one of the most under-appreciated sources of wine in the world. And why Beaumes de Venise is such fun…

And from Châteauneuf-du-Pape superstar producer Pierre Usseglio the new Côtes du Rhône and super juicy, fruity Vin de France Panorama, a regular super-value. I’ve always loved the fruit purity in Usseglio’s wines and since 2011, Thierry Usseglio’s winemaking is evolving, or returning, to a much more interesting traditional style such as they made in their early years around 1998, with more whole bunch and less extraction. Regrettably, much modern Châteauneuf-du-Pape can be a numbing experience, with excessive alcohol and extraction but the Usseglio brothers make great drinking wines. Here is more for you to read about Usseglio, James’ blog:


New Press: RP

In the latest from eRobert Parker:
Domaine La Bouïssière and Domaine des Espiers are both listed as top in Gigondas.

Domaine La Bouïssière Beaumes de Venise 2012 90p is “a shockingly good red, an outstanding effort”
Domaine La Bouïssière Gigondas 2012 89-91p is “outstanding, classic and pure” and has “surprising elegance”. No surprise to us, though!
Domaine des Espiers Gigondas (92-94p) with “fantastic purity and elegance”
Domaine des Espiers Gigondas Cuvée des Blaches 2012 is 91+ and “rich, textured and beautifully pure” – and noted aged all in demi-muid and more modern in style


December New wines & Newsletter

New wines have arrived!

Domaine du Murinais
Crozes-Hermitage Les Amandiers 2012
The 11th vintage we’ve imported of this consistently classic Crozes made by Luc Tardy.

Domaine Charmasson
Vin de France Balazu des Vaussieres 2012
Vin de France Sept Syllabes Rosé 2013
Vin de France La Valériane Rouge 2011
The second vintage we’ve imported from Nadia and Christian Charmasson, whose fantastic Tavel we imported 10 years ago.

Please see our Newsletter for details of our December special offers on Sparkling wines. If you didn’t receive it and you wish to, please contact us for subscription via Contact page.