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Friday, May 25, 2018

Le Vin Lalou

To be a successful rock climber you should not have an overwhelming and disproportionate fear of falling. Lalou Bize-Leroy, lithesome and athletic after years...

VILLAINS AND WINES – Far East Fakes

In 2012 when the FBI broke into Rudy Kurniawan’s house, in a quiet suburb of Los Angeles, they were confronted with bags of fake...

IS WINE POISON? – We have the facts

Humans have been consuming wine for thousands of years. We are part of a handful of mammals that can tolerate alcohol, and many believe...

GREAT WINES – great Christmas

Many years ago, when the Crusades against Islam were ongoing and the Moors still ruled Granada, a girl named Eleanor became one of the...

VINTAGE AND CRUSTED PORT – Captain St James and his two...

Captain St James was a very contented bigamist. The Golden Fleece, plying trade between Gibraltar and Morocco in the 1950s, allowed him to keep...

VITIS VINIFERA – The evolution of wine

  Benjamin Franklin was undoubtedly thinking about man alone when he famously wrote that wine is proof that God loves us. His assumption that we...

BEST BELLINI – Shoes, widow and Prosecco

After two days and nights, Lachlan and the widow forced through lack of food, if not wine, finally left their luxury suite in Venice’s...

WINES FOR WEDDINGS – How to choose the best while staying...

In biblical times it would seem that, at weddings at any rate, good wines would be served first and lesser ones later on, presumably...

TASTING BOTTEGA – An evening of indulgence

It had been a particularly stressful week when I received a call from the Editor to say that the Gibraltar Magazine had been invited...

CHIANTI DISCERNED – Memories from the 70s

It would appear that memory distortion in humans is common and according to scientists, no one is immune. This suggests we should be cautious...