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SJ and I opened this with dinner, as it was most likely to be the best from an odd mixed case of ready-to-drink (or …

Another wine from this vineyard, and another quality one too. Almost a textbook Grüner Veltliner perhaps – even if not the finest? Grapefruit and …

I’d heard good things not only about Craggy Range’s series of New Zealand wines, but also about Syrah from Gimblett Gravels in North Island. …

I picked this up at Carrick, and decided to crack it at the end of 2009. But, in fact, this could have survived a …

A gift from Peter, which we drank whilst skiing… well, with dinner, après-ski, of course! Drank with a mushroom risotto, and it went pretty …

To celebrate New Year’s Eve dinner with Kev, Pete and Whippet, as the clouds over Mont Blanc cleared to reveal it in all its …

Dad and I dropped in here after Ventoux (it’s very close) and tasted the range at the cave co-operative, which is a class operation. …

I was shopping swiftly in John Lewis food hall for an impromptu dinner, when someone called my name (Oli Loveday) and offered me a …

Sadly this label was just going to fall apart not matter what… A good Sauternes, with a mid-gold colour, starting to deepen towards amber. …

Also picked up in Gigondas itself, a day before (or maybe the afternoon after) riding up Mont Ventoux. Dad was less of a fan …