Monthly Archives: February 2014

Broken rule begs a pause for thought

I don’t usually drink two thirds of a wine bottle. So it must have been a particularly good drop and it was. I ‘ve never tasted a bad Aglianico – it’s a characterful wine from southern Italy, for which I … Continue reading

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East meets west in a half-way house

Was impressed by a light white going under the name Tikves. Tikves appears to be the premier wine region of the Republic of Macedonia, a land which welcomes grapes of eastern origin i.e. Rkatsiteli aswell as the likes of Chardonnay … Continue reading

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It’s the flavour what counts!

Admirers of Riesling wines argue that it is wonderful because it doesn’t need much alcohol to make an impression – at least this is one argument. It’s deep long lasting taste is carried along on an alcoholic base of as … Continue reading

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From red to black

What a fascinating end of the colour spectrum is red to black. Taking in some deep purples too. There is something intriguing, even mysterious about wines with these hues. Two such wines my friends and I tasted on Saturday night. … Continue reading

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