Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Great Riesling Mystery

So there I was in the supermarket looking for Riesling, and all around me were bottles and bottles of Sauvignon Blanc. Nothing wrong with that – it’s a potentially superb wine. It was the paucity of Riesling – one of … Continue reading

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So what is “terroir” all about?

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So what is “terroir” all about?

Can a good wine transport you to another place? Yes I believe it can. This is what terroir is about – the capacity of a wine to express something about its homeland. The local grape varieties, soil and climate are … Continue reading

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Tipples, triangles and tombolas

It was a lovely afternoon at the Dog Show on Stamford Meadows. I took my chances at the Scout Tombola hoping for a prize-winning playing card. Won a rather ordinairy red wine, but spotted a bottle of Walnut Brown standing … Continue reading

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Rare – but available!

If I haven’t logged – or blogged – my enthusiasm for Palo Cortado Sherry, then it’s time I did! The number of Sherries that you see in wine merchants or supermarkets can be bewildering. If the rows of Olorosos and … Continue reading

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