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Wines of Virtue – Environmentally Friendly Vino

Wines of Virtue – Environmentally Friendly Vino

Does it really matter that a wine is bottled at the vineyard? Would it not be a huge environmental statement by the wine industry if allRead More

Life’s Too Short to Drink Bad Wine by Simon Hoggart

Life’s Too Short to Drink Bad Wine by Simon Hoggart

Douglas dismissed this new book with little more than a sniff and a nod and a muttering of ‘tasting notes’ after barely a flick through aRead More

Andrew Barrow
27 Jul
Bibendum Sale – Six Wines Tasted

Bibendum Sale – Six Wines Tasted

One of the UK’s most interesting wine retailers – Bibendum – are hosting a sale. An opportunity to taste a small selection of the wines includedRead 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

Brief Notes from a Visit – Beyerskloof

Brief Notes from a Visit – Beyerskloof

If you need to know anything about Pinotage the man to talk to is Beyers Truter (if you can’t find Peter May, of course). Beyers hasRead More

New Australian Wines At Naked Wines

New Australian Wines At Naked Wines

While I was gallivanting around the wine-lands of South Africa those fine folk at Naked Wines organised an innovative little event – a tasting/auction to determineRead More

Prosecco – Two New Versions (Brown Brothers and Bisol)

Prosecco – Two New Versions (Brown Brothers and Bisol)

We all know Brown Brothers as Australian pioneers of the unusual grape variety – amongst the usual shelves of Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet you’ll find moreRead More

Brief Notes from a Tasting: Vergelegen, South Africa

Brief Notes from a Tasting: Vergelegen, South Africa

A 300 year history permeates Vergelegen; one of South Africa’s most prestigious, reknown and visited wineries in the Cape. The original homestead was built in 1700;Read More

Brief Notes from a Tasting: Boschendal, Stellenbosch

Brief Notes from a Tasting: Boschendal, Stellenbosch

Under the branches of an old, old oak tree a marvellous romp through a range of Boschendal wines. Hosted by Lizelle Gerber, Head White Wine Maker,Read More

Arabella Sauvignon Blanc, 2008, Robertson, South Africa

Arabella Sauvignon Blanc, 2008, Robertson, South Africa

On a whim I played with the Naked Wine Auctions over the weekend. Admittedly I did have a coupon for a discount off the final auctionRead More

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