Monthly Archives: July 2012

Yesterday Lot 18 the US-based online wine outfit launched in the UK back in March, closed its short lived UK operation down. Not a bottle left to sell. They blamed the supermarkets here, as easy as David having a go … Continue reading

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Anselme Selosse is a legend. For Champagne, and champagne, he is as Jim Morrison’s contribution to rock, maybe Picasso to art. And for some Selosse is number one frontman for the world’s most successful wine. No other champagne producer commands … Continue reading

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Champagne Veuve Clicquot can often sing in the glass.  But not, you would think, centre stage at the Colisseum Theatre in central London, home of the English National Opera.  Perhaps more Merry Widow than champagne.  But recently Veuve Clicquot came to town and … Continue reading

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The recent very good vintages of 2005, 2009 and 2010, the feeding frenzy of Asia for top claret and a very average 2011 which is overpriced, have left many claret fans scratching their heads.  Most of those august chateaux that could be had … Continue reading

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