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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Robert Parker: The Grand World Tour

I’ve got pages and pages to write about Robert Parker.  Reams.  They will follow, but there is just too much for the moment.  If only he’d do the three bottles…. Last week Mr Parker hosted a “Grand World Tour” masterclass.  This, and the tastings that followed it, are part of the monetisation of the Parker […]

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What numpty brought the Lascases?

2010 Bordeaux en-primeur, the “campaign” as we call it, was pretty horrific, hence the silence here.  A summary of 2010 will appear shortly, along with the results of a rather special 2009 vs 2010 claret tasting but, in the meantime, a bit of pleasure, which is what this juice is all about. The setting is […]

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