Five 2007 Burgundies

It’s still January and I may well have already tasted my top three wines of the year.  After three days of tasting 2012 Bordeaux I admit that what I most wanted was a cuddle, a lager and some sleep.  As it happened, I spent a quite brilliant evening in the company of some serious Burgundy […]

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Three bottles: Hew Blair

I remain intrigued by the question of who knows what and who doesn’t in the UK wine trade.  Tasting, talking, drinking and working with the former camp has taught me most of what I know. I spent 2003 & 2004 working on the other side of St James’s Street: the side where the traffic now […]

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Wine and The Winemaker

I’m not what you would call a religious man.  I haven’t been to church since I was last coerced into a Mothering Sunday visit, and I have some pretty strong feelings on religions and their ability to either control or provide an excuse for their followers’ behaviour.  But I have met God a couple of […]

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