Monthly Archives: April 2013

It’s healthy not to worry too much about the words we use, especially in communities of enthusiasts like those mad about wine.  We rub along and know what we mean, even if we put it a bit differently than each other … Continue reading

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Earlier this year something rather shocking went on in wine. Pierre Olivier Clouet, since 2008 the young technical director of St Emilion’s Chateau Cheval Blanc, (see pic) came to London, stood on his feet and waxed passionately about what he and the team at the chateau think makes it tick … Continue reading

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I remember some years ago, driving along in conversation with Jean-Hervé Chiquet of Champagne Jacquesson, when I popped the question.  Startled, he slowed the car and sucked in his breath.  ‘Wow’, he said.  ‘Quite a question.  I’ve not been asked that … Continue reading

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