News » September 2008


The Mystery Bottle

A little while ago I acquired a bottle of wine. I had absolutely no idea what it was, as it no longer had its label. The only thing I could tell you was it was from Domaine Ponsot, as this...

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Rioja Dinner – Tuesday 11th November 2008

We are not best known as purveyors of Spanish wine and, apart from a few select areas, Spain has not been renowned for producing particularly fine wine. However the days of over-oaked dried out wine are long gone and Rioja,...

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Burgundy Dinner – Tasting Wines

We now have a finalised list of the wines which are to be shown at the pre-dinner tasting on October 21st. All our producers have really come up trumps – it will be a spectacular evening. Benoit Droin Chablis Grand...

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Shaken or stirred?

The first time I felt like James Bond was when I went out with an Albanian girl called Yuvonna Ridealot. The second time was when I was taken down on the miniature train deep into our cavernous cellars at Octavian....

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Glorious Guiraud

These days of recession, stagflation and credit crunch have ensured that most visits to the City are rather gloomy affairs. Not so last week. I was invited to the Wallbrook to taste eight recent vintages of Ch Guiraud followed by...

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