The population of two who know about the hit count on this website know that previous installments of this red from Aldi have had the biggest number of readers. So to those of you feverishly awaiting my verdict, here is a view on the latest vintage. This time it is the 2013 version of the […]
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It’s getting to be something of a treat. Each January the nice people of Burgundy come to a dark cellar in the heart of the old town of Bristol and put on a brilliant spread of some very fine wines. And there is a strong bond between the staff of Averys and their guests. During […]
The Christmas period is normally a good time to find an excuse to pop one or more of the better bottles you have squirrelled away. This year was no exception, interspersed with a few favourites from the year and a couple of new surprises. Twas the weekend before Christmas and a Pinot loving friend invited […]
It’s not often as a mere enthusiastic punter that you get to taste two wines side by side from leading producers but this evening promised that opportunity eight times over. Pomerol is one of the few French high end AOCs that does not classify its producers. All of these wines were thus notionally equal, though […]
My memories of visiting the winery near Calistoga at hte Northern end of Napa are beginning to fade into sepia fondness. What is still clear is how different the winery was from many of those around. None of the slick wine bar like tasting rooms. None of the $15 mini-flights with effusive tasting notes. Instead […]
The internet seems to have lost one of my posts. Specifically, the one about the Wine Society tasting in Bath. Should any of you be saving an RSS feed of my website, could you send it me in an email. Many thanks!
Mrs BV and I have mused on the idea of retiring to foreign climes to tend vines in our old age. But that seems a long way off and the prospect of experimenting in England first seems closer at hand. To this end, we decide to embark on a process of seeing what sort of […]