Monthly Archives: June 2012

  • Castillon - It’s Not Just Bordeaux

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines June 27, 2012

    As I stood listening to a winemaker enthuse about his particular philosophy while looking out over neat row upon row of lush green vines I reasoned there is nothing better than visiting a wine area to find out from the horse’s mouth (no disrespect intended) what is really happening. I was recently extremely fortunate to…

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  • Of needing food.

    Posted by Botrytis in Wines June 18, 2012

    I recently gave a fine Bordeaux tasting to a local wine society, which while it was generally well received, a recurring comment was 'It really needs food to go with it'. My reply was 'It's Bordeaux – that's what it’s for!'.
    The past 30 years or so have seen a transformation in English wine culture; wine…

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  • Monstant, it ain’t no monster, it’s wine.

    Posted by Cerris in Wines June 12, 2012

    A monster....?
    Ah....Monstant...a wine.
    From Spain.....Catalonia?
    Oh all alright.
    Crack it open then.
    That was my reaction to Monstant - how nonchalant. Little did I know how wonderful it was.
    I needn’t say much more about this wine, other than to just get yourself on a bus, bike, helicopter or horse to the shop, stand in the doorway and shrill “I…

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  • Larry Cherubino

    Posted by Bacchus in Wines June 5, 2012

    Many years ago I remember persuading a friend to forsake the excesses of Australia and explore the refinement of France. It wasn’t long before he was avidly collecting bottles of fine Bordeaux and Burgundy and shunning anything south of the equator. The great irony is that I recently had to change my view on Aussie…

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