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Friday, August 17, 2018

A Summer’s Day in Burgundy

  We explore Burgundy and find it's much smaller than we imagined, with pretty villages and famous vineyards around every corner. Bruce asked the men...

PRIMING FOR PRIMEURS – New local options

  Buying wine ‘en primeur’. What is it? And is it worth it? With the news that a local wine merchant is to offer wines ‘en...

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...

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...