Monthly Archives: October 2014

We all love it when the wine bore gets what for. I’m up to my helpless neck in wine, besotted, especially champagne as you might notice.  A proper bore talks about their obsession to people who do not share it, … Continue reading

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So-called ‘grower champagne’, often seen right now as the epitome of ‘cool’, could do itself a favour, as I often argue, and drop the term ‘grower’. Burgundy’s top small single estates or domaines long ago stopped being called ‘grower Burgundy’ … Continue reading

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In Reims last week, I was served a very oxidised champagne which had also lost most of its original fizz or mousse. So, if you have come to look at this blog piece because you’re a fan of Prosecco, do … Continue reading

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Jean-Pierre Vazart, on a balmy day in June this year, reminds me of that Kipling line learnt in school: ‘If you can keep your head when all around are losing theirs…’ I don’t dare tell him as he fields phone … Continue reading

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