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Monday, October 22, 2018

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...

A Summer’s Day in Burgundy (Cont’d.)

  Without a doubt Burgundy is the world’s most complex wine region. In fact, no other wine producing part of France, or the rest of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...