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Harringay Dine Wine Me

Recently at a friends’ house we had an excellent supper, with lovely food accompanied by excellent wine, great company and lots of mirth. When we offered to have the same eight people to our place for a repeat performance, someone … Continue reading

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Domaine Visit – Pascal Bouchard

Last month I was in Chablis with the AWE (Association of Wine Educators), where we made several excellent producer visits. For me the highlight these was to Domaine Pascal Bouchard, where we met Pascal’s son Romain, who has set up two … Continue reading

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Award Winners from the 26th Concours des Vins de Chablis

As I wrote a couple of days ago, I was recently touring Chablis with the AWE (the Association of Wine Eductators), which I’m very happy to be a member of. Whilst on the tour we visited some excellent producers and … Continue reading

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Touring Chablis

Following an excellent couple of days in Champagne last week, I drove on to Chablis, for an AWE (Association of Wine Educators) tour of the region. It was the perfect follow-on from Champagne; they have many soil similarities (the classic … Continue reading

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Pinot Taste Off

Last week I had a great taste-off between three different Pinot Noirs, two from France and one from New Zealand. The first wine was from Alsace, a region chiefly known for its outstanding white wines from the designated ‘noble’ varieties … Continue reading

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Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles 2003

We went to the Suffolk coast for a few days over half term, a lovely part of the Country I haven’t previously explored.  On the way back we stopped at Aldeburgh, where there are a bunch of fishing huts on … Continue reading

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Viavino Wine Course Session Two

This Tuesday saw the second session of the Classic French Wine Regions wine tasting and education course I’m running.  The idea is to educate about the world of wine whilst also improving tasting skills.  In the first session we looked … Continue reading

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Darviot-Perrin Bourgogne Rouge 2007

I’m home alone tonight with some tasty left-over roast beef that I’m eating with a bottle of 2007 Bourgogne Rouge from Domaine Darviot-Perrin.  I’m so glad I popped the cork on this one tonight; it’s simple, fresh, very tasty with … Continue reading

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Viavino Wine Course Part One

This Tuesday marked the first session of the Classic French Wine Regions wine tasting and education course I’m running.  The idea is to educate about the world of wine whilst also improving tasting skills.  In the first session we looked … Continue reading

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La Chablisienne

Wine producers come in three types; negociants, domaines and co-ops. Negociants (merchants) buy grapes and/or wine from growers and then make a finished wine from all the brought in components.  This may or may not include their own grapes if … Continue reading

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