Pastime Paradise

A story of an era: a period of time to which anything belongs or is to be assigned. *** In May 1992 I was in a snooker club in Sydenham.  I was dropping out of tertiary education for the second time.  I was telling my Dad. On the telly was the Monaco Grand Prix.  1992 […]

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Golden Taps

Something needs to be written about Bordeaux.  About how it might, just might, totally eat itself.  About how so many properties in St Emilion have completely lost the plot in terms of their winemaking; about how many of the chateaux on both sides of the river have lost the plot in terms of pricing.  About […]

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2005 Bordeaux: Realer than Real Deal Holyfield

Last week my former employers kindly let me into their grand tasting of 2013 Bordeaux. I have, or rather had, unfinished business with 2013 Bordeaux.  A vintage born and released into a miasma of negativity.  A vintage that was always going to get a kicking, a vintage that was getting bullied before even nursery.  I […]

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