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Picked up whilst in the Alps, this is a bit of an oddity – not because it’s a vin de paille, with straw-dried grapes …

I have a generally deep dislike for Pinot Grigio, as a broadly vapid waste of time, that insults Pinot Gris. But I know there …

Over dinner with Tracy, I gave her the choice of wine, and this was it. I was a little nervous this might be too …

So, though less attractive than the Quartz, this was still well-made. A flintier, more austere, minerally style. Pale gold. Medium intensity nose of slightly …

Also opened at team drinks, side-by-side with Schiste, over-leaf. I bought both of these were picked up in Cluses, at the foot of the …

A birthday present from Albion, so it seemed appropriate to kick off team drinks at my house with this. The 2007 showing its quality …

[Label thrown away by over-keen houseguest!] An interesting one this, and a kind gift from Soeren: had never had Samtrot before. And it turns …

From Princess’ dad’s stash, I think, and into the Wine Club. A nice, well-matured Left-Bank Bordeaux. Coming to the end of its life, but …

From the Cave of Delights, like Montus XL ’96. Initially not quite a harmonious whole, but on warming and extended aeration, came together well …

Pretty much the coolest label on a bottle of anything ever – as it should be, given the artist. I’d have bought this beer …