The Last Post

Was my take on 2010 Bordeaux from bottle, posted on March 28th 2020, two days after lockdown measures legally came into force in the UK. The tasting it covered took place on the 12th and 13th February when, I believe, we had little or no idea just what was in the pipe. Reading it through […]

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Tulips

The story of Tulip Mania is one best recounted by a Dutchman.  I can do a pretty good Dutch accent but can’t write one.  Use your imagination – the story is better.  Drink a Grolsch.

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Monsieur Caviste

I can’t remember his name, so I’ll call him Monsieur Caviste, because that’s what he was.  I wonder what he’s doing now.  My best guess is that he’s one of those sharky French brokers who deal in flipped Lafon allocations and sell bottles of Romanee-Conti that maybe aren’t Romanee-Conti.  Maybe that’s unfair but the truth […]

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