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Wine Tasting Note: Beblenheim Pinot Gris Reserve, 2006, Alsace, France

Wine Tasting Note: Beblenheim Pinot Gris Reserve, 2006, Alsace, France

Always amazing how few people consider Alsace when selecting their wines. OK, so they come in those suspiciously Germanic-looking bottles (with all those negative associations) butRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Domaine de L’Olivette Blanc, 2006, VdP des Coteaux de Cabrerisse, France

Wine Tasting Note: Domaine de L’Olivette Blanc, 2006, VdP des Coteaux de Cabrerisse, France

I’m still thinking a a Sauvignon Blanc or a Viognier would be the better match but here we are with a Southern French white; a blendRead More

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Wine Tasting Note: Dona Dominga Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Wine Tasting Note: Dona Dominga Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Colchagua Valley, Chile

Wine Tasting Note:Dona Dominga Old Vines Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Colchagua Valley, Chile Bugger knows where this bottle came from; a shame as it is really ratherRead More

A Wine For Ouefs Hollique

A Wine For Ouefs Hollique

The recipe, a breakfast type dish of smoked salmon served on a toasted muffin with a poached egg, fresh spinach and hollandaise sauce, was sent toRead More

Devaux Ultra D Champagne

Devaux Ultra D Champagne

Wine Tasting Note: Devaux Ultra D Champagne, NV, Champagne, France.Available from independents and Surf4Wine £43.50.Is this the ‘ultimate food champagne’ as the producers claim? Not farRead More

Penny’s Hill McLaren Vale Footprint Shiraz, 2004, Australia

Penny’s Hill McLaren Vale Footprint Shiraz, 2004, Australia

Two burgers. A little posh perhaps being Tesco’s finest (beef with sun-dried tomatoes), but nothing you could call gourmet. Each is sandwiched between two slices ofRead More

Rickety Bridge Wines, Franschoek, South Africa

Rickety Bridge Wines, Franschoek, South Africa

Rickety Bridge Winery has a long history – from the first planting of grapes in 1830 through to the more relevant planting program of 1989 andRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Palo Alto Reserva, 2006, Maule Valley, Chile

Wine Tasting Note: Palo Alto Reserva, 2006, Maule Valley, Chile

Trees for Cities is an independent charity set up in 1993 (initially as Trees for London) to work with local communities on tree planting projects. WithRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand

Wine Tasting Note: Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand

The name Dog Point dates from the earliest European settlement of Marlborough and the introduction of sheep to the district. These were days of few fences,Read More

Wine Tasting Note: Kendall Jackson Chardonnay, 2005, California

Wine Tasting Note: Kendall Jackson Chardonnay, 2005, California

Interesting how winemakers identify specific characters in wines and how they blend different parcels together to unite the differing aspects. This Chardonnay for example combines estateRead More

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Riedel Horn Decanter Performance

Would certainly add an interesting finale after the contents have been drained – I’m thinking of those late night hotel ‘tasting’ sessions at the DWCC forRead More

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Wallingford Bridge and the Boat House Pub

A rather tenuous link to wine photo for this weeks Sunday Wine Shot I’m afraid. Taken this morning, at dawn, a photo of Wallingford bridge asRead More

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Gin Lab Experience at COLD

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Tons Duorum Branco

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The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and Chocolate

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