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Thursday, June 21, 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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...