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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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...

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...

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...

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...

PALO CORTADO – Fact or Fiction?

  Palo Cortado, Jerez’s most enigmatic wine continues to raise controversy and disagreement not only amongst producers there but aficionados as well. One gets 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...

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...

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...

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....

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...