In what is something of a trend of my last two Bordeaux en primeur reviews, this is another year that I approached without a skip in my step. Another so-so year, nothing to get too excited about, the sort that makes 2011 seem positively ebullient. But as another stepping stone in my wine education, tasting […]
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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 […]
It’s been a while since my last post and, while I ho-hum over whether to brave the Bordeaux 2013 en primeur tasting, what better time than to sum up some of the more reasonably priced wines that have passed my lips. First up, the reward for being a good Uncle and babysitting my nephew. A […]
So to the reds. As noted above, we lacked the time to really make a good sweep of all that was on offer but what follows is a roundup of what we liked the most on the night. Looking back at my notes, there is an interesting mix in the reds between those who sought […]