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Visiting Raimat

Visiting Raimat

You couldn’t get more of a contrast. The previous day there were scrubby little patches of vines, precariously eking out an existence on the hills aboveRead More

Scaling Scala Dei

Scaling Scala Dei

As my head smashed into the car roof, a certain MW’s foot slammed into my ankle and a national newspaper journalists’ elbow connected with my ribsRead More

Second Annual #Chardonnay Day & Wine Century Club

Second Annual #Chardonnay Day & Wine Century Club

Heard of Chardonnay Day? Well yer have now! Its today, well the second outing is at any rate. Welcome to the second annual #Chardonnay day. WithRead More

In Pictures: More From ARSE4

In Pictures: More From ARSE4

The full list of the ‘official wines’ those speed tasted on the three tables is up on Adegga… Each producer was showcasing one wine and hadRead More

ARSE 3: The Wines

ARSE 3: The Wines

What I should have said was something along the lines of… “Many thanks everyone for coming along today. As you can see from the list inRead More

Sampling Vinho Verde in Mesa Restaurante, Porto

Sampling Vinho Verde in Mesa Restaurante, Porto

A touch tricky to match a dessert dish to a Vinho Verde wine. Next best, seeing as they don’t ‘do’ sweet wines would be a sparkler,Read More

Naked Wines Verses Find Wine

Naked Wines Verses Find Wine

Sometimes things just don’t work out; events appear to be simply working against you. So it was with the plan to attend a grand taste-off betweenRead More

The EWBC Back Of The Bus Crew

The EWBC Back Of The Bus Crew

You can meet the most wonderful people at the back of a bus. Being on the ‘right’ bus of course helps, the final night bus toRead More

ARSE 2: The Wines

ARSE 2: The Wines

What I have to ask is what exactly DID I do during the ARSE 2 tasting/picnic? I served the wine, unveiled the hidden wines to theRead More

ARSE 2: The People

ARSE 2: The People

An odd lot are bloggers. You would assume intelligent but some are disgracefully bad at even making the right railway station let alone getting on theRead More

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One of the highlights of a recent meal with Francisco Baetting of Errazuriz. He was rather proud of this (and all the wines on show toRead More

7
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Could have been taken anywhere – a row of glasses ready and, no doubt, terribly willing to be used. These glasses just happen to have beenRead More

6
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31
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27
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