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Thursday, June 29, 2017

WINING IN AUSTRALIA – No more plonks!

Australia revolutionised the world of inexpensive mass market wine back in the 1990s with their simple, fruity wines. Since then, due to high production...

WINE COLUMN – The Wig, Australia and the world’s most famous...

After I graduated in engineering and considered a passable risk by our building society, we bought a small flat in the centre of Edinburgh....

GERMAN WINES – and why we should all be drinking them

Germany may have failed to control Europe for a third time but its wines conquered wine aficionados decades ago, presenting those in the know...

PREMIER GRAND CRUS – A brief look at the irrational world...

I can’t recall the last time I was asked if I had plans for a Monday evening.  That vague, post weekend interlude where we feel...

FIVE GLASSES OF PAIRED WINES – and some Christmas Port

words | Andrew Licudi AIWS It’s almost Christmas and rain and sleet hit our faces. For a city awash with free energy, Reykjavik is badly...

OLDER VINTAGES – Going down the memory lane

  words | Andrew Licudi AIWS I have always considered that one of the pleasures of drinking older vintages is to use the wine as a...

WINE ONLINE – Best wines are within a mouse click

words | Andrew Licudi AIWS No doubt, like me, you wonder how we ever managed without the internet. It’s changed our life in many ways...

WHITER SHADE OF PALE – It’s a grape thing

It would seem that most wine geeks have, in their past, experienced that special bolt from the blue moment which forever changed them from...