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A Visit to Piedmont

Within the space of a month I was lucky enough to visit the two disparate but equally lovely wine producing areas of the Langhe Valley and the Sherry towns of Jerez and Sanlucar. For quite some time I have maintained … Continue reading

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Natural Wine Week

Yesterday (Monday 9th May 2011) was the start of Natural Wine Fortnight an event in which roughly 150 bars and restaurants are taking part, serving natural wines by the glass. The main event, however, will be a wine fair from … Continue reading

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A Sherry Renaissance?

The following was originally intended to be a magazine piece, which alas found no home. On 1st December last year BBC Radio was in the unique position of having to cancel a feature on Sherry as it coincided with a … Continue reading

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I Say Potato, You say Interesting Earthy Aroma

The following is an article which appeared in Harpers (UK wine trade magazine) last year.  It is the piece which my previous post “Wine Option” partly concerned itself with.  It deals with the language gap between those working within the … Continue reading

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The ¡GoCornas! Winery of 2010

The ¡GoCornas! winery of the year is… (¡shock/horror!) a Cornas! Dom. Vincent Paris, Cornas, France I had the great pleasure of visiting Mr. Paris in the blazing Cornas heat of a couple of summers ago.  His is an unassuming winery … Continue reading

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Wine Option: Too Much Choice, Not Enough Options

I was on the internet yesterday just having a look to see if there was a PDF there of an article I wrote for a magazine to e-mail my mother, in order to prove to her that I don’t write … Continue reading

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Dom Perignon 2002

Both Andy Warhol and the venerable Pérignon are no doubt gently riddling in their graves. I of course refer to the recent release of the tri-brightly coloured Andy Warhol “tribute” DP bottles. Yet, despite the eagerness to indulge in such … Continue reading

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