Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bruce Cakebread was in London to show off his Chardonnays. Not exactly a piece of cake. This is premium Napa, with history and form, founded in 1973 in Oakville-Rutherford, a name which makes the winelover’s heart beat quicker. Except that’s … Continue reading

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Champagne Billecart-Salmon is a very important leading producer, and every champagne enthusiast needs to be familiar with its wine. Within Champagne’s top echelon it might be termed a ’boutique house’, neither minuscule nor a gargantuan brand. Billecart-Salmon is set apart … Continue reading

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Wine and words are tough bedfellows. Barbara Hepworth, asked what a sculpture meant, said ‘If I could put it into words I would have written a book.’ There’s always a deep imprecision about analysing wine but words (unless you are … Continue reading

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In the world of good wine, more or less anything over £30 a bottle, this week has seen a minor mushroom cloud over London. Robert Parker (photo Sam Chin) has handed the Bordeaux ‘en primeur’ baton to Neil Martin, the … Continue reading

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