Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • Legend of Limoux

    Posted by Cerris in Wines August 23, 2011

    Since arriving in the South of France with some old friends I had been excited to be nestled amongst the wine regions I had been learning about over the years, the area of Limoux being one of them.
    Pelting up the grassy field in a well used grey Rover, he halted under a large Oak tree…

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  • On Head-Colds and Happy Microwaves

    Posted by Botrytis in Wines August 16, 2011

    A recent poll announced that 53% of young people would rather lose their sense of smell than give up social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Which is rather a depressing thought, even if you suspect the real implications of the survey are that 53% of young people don't take the answering of daft hypothetical…

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  • Thuump

    Posted by Cerris in Wines August 12, 2011

    I had tried the Antiquary whilst settling into a Skype conversation with my kiwi friend; ears pricking as I heard the “thuump” from his Glenkinchie bottle. Taunted by this “thuump”, I sat unscrewing my bottle of Antiquary in a fumble, and how unromantic. An award winning design and they give me a screw cap. I…

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  • The Guessing Game

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines August 10, 2011

    Choosing a bottle of wine can seem like a rather haphazard affair sometimes, but it is often based on unfair assumptions gleaned from the look of the label or which country it comes from, and whilst we love to help in the selection process with our pearls of wisdom, nothing actually beats opening a wine…

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  • Ostrich and Zinfandel

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines August 3, 2011

    For once the weather last Saturday was truly splendid and a farmers’ market was in full swing immediately outside the shop. The appetising smell of cooked meat was tantalising me through the open door from a van offering ostrich in its various forms (an egg for £11 anyone?-to be fair it would make a truly…

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