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Speed Tasting Sonoma

Speed Tasting Sonoma

It was all a bit mad really. Four wine makers, a duo of wines opened in front of them and us given just ten minutes toRead More

The Best of the Loire: Le Concours des Ligers

The Best of the Loire: Le Concours des Ligers

The 24th Loire Valley Wine Trade Fair/Salon des Vins de Loire ran over three days (1st – 3rd February 2010) last week. In addition to theRead More

Pizza Express Leggara Wines

Pizza Express Leggara Wines

Four Reds from the South of France

Four Reds from the South of France

What is it with Grenache/Carignan/Syrah blends? Those deep savoury edged, black fruit wonders that make my heart quiver. And why is those from the South ofRead More

Wine and Food Matching – Notes from a Fells Tasting

Wine and Food Matching – Notes from a Fells Tasting

Given the synergy between wine and food it is somewhat surprising that of the dozens of trade tastings only one or two lay on food specificallyRead More

For Those Who Don’t Tweet – Notes from the South African Mega Tasting

For Those Who Don’t Tweet – Notes from the South African Mega Tasting

For those who don’t follow Spittoon on Twitter (via wine_scribbler) a recap on the twitter tasting notes sent during the South African Wine Mega Tasting. HeldRead More

Eight Portuguese Wines – A Snapshot of Portugal

Eight Portuguese Wines – A Snapshot of Portugal

The end of the month sees the wine-blogospheres attention focusing on the Lisbon Wine Bloggers Conference; it’s one of those countries I’ve long hankered to visit.Read More

The Wine Society – Brief Notes from a Tasting

The Wine Society – Brief Notes from a Tasting

As Heather said as she strolled off to John Lewis to return a broken-handled colander; its all very middle class. With the rows of red BurgundyRead More

Artisan & Vine : London’s Best Wine Bar

Artisan & Vine : London’s Best Wine Bar

You can’t fault her passion, her drive or her enthusiasm. Kathryn, manager of Artisan & Vine, has also a rather good palate – the wine listRead More

South African Wine : Brief Notes From a Naked Wines Tasting

South African Wine : Brief Notes From a Naked Wines Tasting

A buzzie little tasting at One Alfred Place, London saw Naked Wines open a range of South African wines, some new, some expanding the showing ofRead More

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