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And this was my second Almacenista sherry – again sourced by Lustau. A classic dry oloroso sherry, with lovely sweet flavour, but the refreshing …

Dawn picked this up as part of getting together a revision-list of wines for our WSET fortified exam. We got through 30 wines in …

So we finally arrived at the purpose of the dinner party – Mary had this bottle of botrytised Riesling, and needed an excuse to …

We followed this with Burgundy, which – being quite savoury, and with slightly raw tannic grip on the finish – was harder just to …

We had this with lamb shanks, cooked overnight – the main course. A pretty good re-visit to my first Kiwi Pinot Noir – albeit …

My colleague Cristiana had had the 2005 of this, and gave me a bottle for helping her find some in the UK. Cracked the …

Wine of the night with my cousins. Relatively pale garnet core, with a ruby / tawny rim. Attractive nose – fairly intense soft red …

I bought this magnum of Somontano Cabernet Sauvignon because the design of the packaging was excellent. Fortunately, the wine was pleasing too, and also …

Having been disappointed by so many Meursaults to date, this one from a magnum was a real pleasure, and served my cousins’ 27th December …

An easy-drinking, pretty fine Champagne, although I would have expected more fruit on the nose. Salmon-pink, with an orange tinge. Fine, persistent bead. Moderately …