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Tramin Winery, Alto Adige, Italy

Tramin Winery, Alto Adige, Italy

It’s a rather dramatic building; vibrantly painted struts form abstract shapes with the windows reflecting the forested mountains behind. The Tramin winery nestled under these cragsRead More

Apples and Vines – Hush Heath Vineyard

Apples and Vines – Hush Heath Vineyard

They chose to make a pink sparkling wine simply “because it makes me smile”. With a marketing head on they – that’s Richard Balfour-Lynn and hisRead More

Morrisons Australian Verdehlo Chardonnay, 2010

Morrisons Australian Verdehlo Chardonnay, 2010

Five Days/Five Wines: Monday 18th July ‘Left-overs’; always has a depressing ring about it. But since childhood Mondays has always been left-over day. Time has notRead More

Domaine Roux Pere et Fils Meursault Vieilles Vignes, 2009, Burgundy, France

Domaine Roux Pere et Fils Meursault Vieilles Vignes, 2009, Burgundy, France

Five Days/Five Wines: Sunday 9th July In the great scheme of things Waitrose being out of stock of fresh Tarragon is just a minor, trivial, insignificant,Read More

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

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

Oz Clarke’s Hottest Wine Trends Of 2011

Oz Clarke’s Hottest Wine Trends Of 2011

“Chardonnay or Sauvignon? Rioja or Beaujolais? Whether you’re shopping for a dinner party, or just picking up a bottle for you and your partner, knowing whichRead More

Elyssia Gran Cuvee Brut

Elyssia Gran Cuvee Brut

Did you know that Enoki mushrooms were first cultivated in the Far East as far back as 900AD? In the wild Flammulina Velutipes is a winterRead More

A Wine For Fish Pie

A Wine For Fish Pie

Chardonnay should be the wine of choice when matching with fish pie; unoaked preferably. You need something ripe and silky to accompany the creamy element; aRead 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

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27
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24
Jul

Visiting a Port House: Ramos Pinto

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20
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The Vista Lounge Citrus Garden at the Trafalgar

A London pop-up bar, right in the very centre of town, with one of the most superb views across the skyline. Welcome to the Vista LoungeRead More

20
Jul

Stainless Steel Tanks at Chateau La Dominique Bordeaux

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18
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Quinta do Portal Douro Portugal

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