News » July 2008


2007 Burgundy – A First Glimpse

The beginning of July marks the time when we descend upon Burgundy to get our first glimpse of the new vintage by tasting through the whites and the lighter styled reds from Chablis to Beaujolais (the wonders of the Côte...

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Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Scot Cavallotto Fratelli 2006

Love him or hate him, there is no doubting Robert Parker’s influence and experience. His Wine of the Day today is Cavallotto Fratelli’s Dolcetto d’Alba Vigna Scot 2005.  

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Is Red Wine & Red Meat a Perfect Combination?

I have long felt first hand the benefits of a regular in-flow of red wine, but never having excelled at science the actual explanation eluded me. A recent article in the Economist throws some useful light on this delightful subject...

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A French Revolution?

A recent study (picked up by the ever-watchful Jancis Robinson on her excellent website) by the Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University proposes a revolution to the 1855 Classification.

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The finest 'quaffing' rosé

Without question this is the finest ‘quaffing’ rosé I have tasted. Ever. Chateau St Baillon, Cotes de Provence, or as it is commonly

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