Three bottles: Steen Öhman, the Winehog

A few years back I came across winehog.org.  It’s creator, Steen Öhman, had picked up on something I had written for my then employers (I still wake up angry, BTW) about a bottle (well, two, actually) of 1929 Musigny that I had drunk with Bernard Repolt, Nice Guy Eddie and a bunch of other guys, […]

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An incomparable three bottles: Roy Richards

In the text below I have a challenge. I have some diamonds, perfectly cut. They are beautiful in themselves. To set them in metal seems pointless; it’s tempting to leave them as they are. But grapes need crushing, juice needs fermenting, wine needs bottling. Roy Richards founded Richards Walford with business partner Mark Walford in […]

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2007 Red Burgundies at Medlar

At the end of this dinner, at the excellent Medlar, one of the more senior attendees said something like this: “When I first started doing these, it was about getting together with like-minded people and enjoying some special bottles.  Now all you lot are sitting there writing your notes like schoolboys.  That’s not the point.” […]

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Three bottles: Jasper Morris MW

Happy New Year.  And bring on 2015.  And it’s Burgundy time.  So a timely three bottles. Limited smoke blowing here: there is a handful of guys from whom I have learnt much of what I know and, more importantly, from whom I have learnt how to learn more.  Mr Morris is close to the top […]

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