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d’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard

d’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard

d’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2009 – the latest in the regular Sunday Wine Snapshots series highlighting photographs with a wine related theme

Domaine Seguela Les Candalieres 2007

Domaine Seguela Les Candalieres 2007

Over all the months and years of my wine drinking and critiquing I might just have narrowed down my favourite style of red. Don’t misunderstand thoughRead More

Mas Amiel 2008 Vin Doux Natural

Mas Amiel 2008 Vin Doux Natural

What do I know about Maury? Well, it’s a Vin Doux Natural – meaning it’s a sweet wine where the fermentation is halted leaving a littleRead More

Codorníu Cathedral of Cava

Codorníu Cathedral of Cava

OK, so which plonker left his copious, in-depth, beautifully crafted Codorníu Cava tasting notes in a certain Barcelona hotel room? That’ll be me then. What thisRead 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

Three Terribly Obscure Wines from Spain

Three Terribly Obscure Wines from Spain

I had to reach for the Wine Opus to find Manchuela on the map. It’s in Spain, obviously, and lies to the north of the cityRead More

Harrods – Wines and Tastings

Harrods – Wines and Tastings

You know you pay a premium. Each of London’s top department stores have excellent wine departments where the ambiance, the quality and the expertise warrant spendingRead More

On French Wine and Food

On French Wine and Food

How quickly our glorious Autumn has slid into Winter. Early this year are the snows, the ice, the school closures and the postmen ditching their shortsRead More

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

A Wine For Macaroni and Cheese

A Wine For Macaroni and Cheese

My Macaroni and Cheese recipe calls for cooked pasta, doused in cheese sauce, topped with a mix of fried pancetta cubes, breadcrumbs, Parmesan and parsley, thenRead More

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