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Iconic Dry White Bordeaux

Sam Caporn MW

An opportunity to taste through some iconic dry white Bordeaux from the likes of Château Margaux and Mouton was too good to pass up, but did the wines live up to their pedigree status?

The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre

Anthony Rose

Like the proverbial bad penny, St.Valentine’s Day is back, only it's going to cost us all quite a bit more than a penny if we succumb to the blandishments on offer from the purveyors of pink. So here is your survival guide, pink tongue only half in pink cheek.

Vermouth, Vermut, Vermú

Joanna Simon

Strictly speaking this isn’t a wine blog: Vermú/Vermut/Vermouth is an aromatised, fortified wine flavoured with herbs and spices (aka botanicals)… 
 

An Ode to Chardonnay

Sam Caporn MW

Whilst chardonnay might have its detractors, our newest Wine Gang member is smitten and waxes lyrical about this noble white grape.

High and Dry

Anthony Rose

Like it or loathe it, Dry January is a thing. The Twittersphere gives us plenty of food for thought on the subject, and wine, or not, to go with it.

The changing face of Txakoli

Joanna Simon

I dropped the idea of enthusing about Txakoli (or Chacolí) for my November blog on the grounds that only masochists would be looking for bracingly sharp, ultra-light white wines in those cold, dark, wintry days... 
 

Turkish night at Oklava

Jane Parkinson

Jane hosts a night where Turkish wines take the spotlight

Palmas Perfection

Anthony Rose

Palmas, so named because of the hand-drawn ‘palm branch’ chalked on the best barrels, is a limited edition of four fino sherries from González Byass to represent the quintessence of fino. We look at the background and the current range.

Matching wine to goose

Joanna Simon

Goose has a reputation for being difficult to match to wine. I really don't think it is.

Knowing your Nebbiolo

Jane Parkinson

Last week London was treated to a new event in tasting calendar, Nebbiolo Day. Jane went to check it out.

 

The Hidden Costs of Champagne

Anthony Rose

Champagne is the ultimate drink of celebration but what is the region doing to meet the challenge of climate change and its responsibilities towards the environment?

It's in the balance

Joanna Simon

It's November, it's cold, it's dark. Let's talk about alcohol.

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