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Amazing flavours this week from some thoroughly engaging wines with a few matched to dishes from the Dining with the Durrells book which is serialised in Weekend today. 2017 Lobetia Chardonnay, Dominio de Punctum, Tierra de Castilla, Spain (£9.75, www.ocado.com). This silky white is biodynamically farmed.  It not only confirms to organic principles, but it […]

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I am extremely excited to introduce you to this incredible new release from Burlotto.  There is a stunning counterpoint between this wine’s old-fashioned label-design, which has barely changed since its founder Giovan Battista Burlotto’s time (he passed away in 1927 after supplying his wines to the Royal Court of Savoy) and the thrilling, modern, uniquely […]

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Brilliant wines this week, with a few matched to the Durrells’ recipes from the new Dining with the Durrells book which is featured in Weekend Magazine today. 2017 Kleine Zalze, Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa (£12.95, www.oldbridgewine.co.uk; £9.99, www.robertsandspeight.co.uk; £11.99, www.northandsouthwines.co.uk; £12.99, Cambridge Wine Merchants tel. 01223 568989; £10.99, Luvians tel. 01334 654820). […]

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This week I have a wine story which sounds so outlandish and improbable that it simply could not be true.  But it is.  I met with Lenz Moser, one of Austria’s most renowned winemakers, last week in order to taste his brand new Chinese releases.  As a precursor to his range, he opened a 1996 […]

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A wonderful of well-priced wines this week including a top class wine box! 2018 Yalumba, Y Series Viognier, South Australia (£8.50, Morrisons). I cannot think of another winery in the world who makes epic Viognier at all prices points.  From this delicious wine at £8 to the top class Yalumba The Virgilius at £40, this […]

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Vineyard – February 2019 By The Glass – the three magic words www.vineyardmagazine.co.uk  Would you like to sell one thousand bottles of wine to one person or one thousand bottles to one thousand different people?  Your bank account will have the same amount of cash in it, but your future bank balance will be static […]

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Picture the scene – James Bond and Le Chiffre, sitting opposite each other as the stakes rise ever higher in the memorable poker scene in Casino Royale.  007 carefully studies Le Chiffre’s face for signs of the ‘tell’ which indicates he is bluffing.  Or is he? I love this film and in particular, those personal […]

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100 Best Australian Wines UK Roadshow 2018/19 – The Wines, The Dates & The Contact Details I am thrilled to announce that the 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow 2018/19 is underway and here are the dates for my tour!  You will see that there are some familiar names and some brand new host merchants involved, […]

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MoneyWeek Wine Club introduces 6 Stunning Wines from Swig (t) 08000 272272 (w) www.swig.co.uk www.moneyweek.com/wineclub A mixed case of 12 bottles (2 of each of the wines) is a bargain-priced £165.90 (saving £36.70) When I tasted through a host of Swig bottles in order to find my final six it became increasingly clear that the […]

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I am fortunate to receive an annual tasting case from the Gimblett Graves Winegrowers Association.  This year the vintage under the spotlight is 2016 and there were eight blended reds and four Syrahs in the dozen.  Andrew Caillard MW selected the wines and I must take my hat off to this industry body because, if […]

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