Three bottles: Eric Asimov

The best sets of answers in this series are always the toughest to introduce. I started Vinolent in 2009 for a number of reasons, one of which was the paucity (in my opinion, of course) of good wine writing.  Another was that I wanted to share, to preach, if you like.

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Three bottles: Dan Jago

Happy New Year.  May 2016 bring you happiness and health. I’d bumped into Dan Jago a few times over the years before I met him proper at the Roederer Awards in September last year (I lost to Victoria Moore, but managed to play with her remarkable trophies for a while).  By that time the word […]

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Three bottles: Mr Walter Speller

A year and a half ago I hosted a rather special tasting of just under a hundred, I think, 2010 Barolos.  The guests were mostly the UK press.  One of them was Walter Speller, who showed up at opening time (11am) or just before, and was still there six hours later when I was trying […]

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