Monthly Archives: August 2011

Although this site and blog are almost all a repository for vinous matters, I have to admit a voracious appetite for all things ‘food’ too; I am happiest cooking and can’t stop poking my nose into every interesting foodstore I … Continue reading

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This established champagne grower, although I prefer to call ‘grower champagne’ either ‘single estate’ or ‘domaine champagne’, is surely now near the top of the quality tree in Champagne.  Ludicrously however, in the UK at least, where grower champagne languishes … Continue reading

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Part 1 of this two-piece blog, here, looked at what’s behind the recent big move to sparkling wine in England.  In Part 2 we wonder what to call it. Apart from the rather boring mouthful ’Quality English Sparkling Wine’, what shall we call English … Continue reading

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I vividly remember a visit in 1997 to 65 acre Chiddingstone Vineyards in Kent, now defunct several years. As the engaging and now late Dudley Quirk fried sausages for lunch I told him what I thought of the Chiddingstone wines … Continue reading

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