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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

AN INCONVENIENT DEATH

  Ask any wine enthusiast how their love affair with wine begun, and inevitably you will hear how unexpected events or an improbable coincidence sealed...

Rioja – Old Spanish Treasure

  A friend discovers a treasure trove of old Riojas. It was seven o’clock when my wife and I arrived at my friend’s house for dinner....

ENGLISH WINE – Could it one day challenge Champagne?

If you think English wine is an oxymoron, think again. It would appear that with the onslaught of global warming, Brexit, and the undoubted...

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...

Katsuobushi and Corked Wine

  A month in the life of a wine enthusiast. Wednesday 1st It seems that Katsuobushi is illegal in the EU. Unknowingly, I ordered two pieces from...

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...

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...

THE TWELWE WINES OF CHRISTMAS

  Venison stew and a cheeky little number… Soon it will be Christmas. We are surrounded by ancient trees. Massive trunks covered in lichen and moss....

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...